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1951 Stadium Scrapbook (Part 2 of 2), Jul 15, 1951 - Sep 22, 1951

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  • Press Clippings
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  • 1951 Stadium Scrapbook (Part 2 of 2)
  • Jul 15, 1951 - Sep 22, 1951
- Transcript of an interview with Jeannette MacDonald on "The Show Shop" with Walter Preston - Annamary Dickey, Lisa Kirk, and Gene Marvey are soloists at Romberg Night at the Stadium - Lewisohn Stadium experiences troubles with pigeons roosting in the sound equipment over the stage, musicians threaten to walk out because of the annoyance - Prizes to be awarded for the best ten pictures taken by fans at the concert at Lewisohn Stadium on Tuesday, July 17 - Entry forms for The Daily Compass' Stadium Concerts Quiz - The Mount Vernon Band and Orchestra Summer School plays the second in its series of weekly concerts - Dean Dixon sails to Paris to conduct their Gershwin Festival - Nathan Milstein gives a stirring rendition of the Mendelssohn Concerto - Cellist Aldo Parisot makes his debut at the Stadium - Lowell S. Wadmond, new president of the Metropolitan Opera Association, attends the Stadium Concerts with his wife - Jeannette MacDonald sings at the annual "Italian Night" of opera favorites in her first appearance at Lewisohn Stadium - Anshel Brusilow makes his New York debut with the Stadium Symphony under the direction of his mentor Pierre Monteux - New York premiere of the American Folk ballet Settler's Sunday by and with Mia Slavenka - Fashion suggestions for attending the Stadium Concerts - Profile of the Stadium staff and their roles in keeping the concerts running smoothly - Robert Stolz conducts a program including several of his own works for "Night in Vienna," featuring Irra Petina and Kurt Baum; the concert was delayed one night due to weather - Joseph Szigeti gives his first performance as an American citizen, playing Beethoven's Violin Concerto, the same work he played in his American debut in 1925 - Lehman Engel makes his Stadium debut, conducting the innaugural Gilbert and Sullivan Night - An all-French Program is given to honor Paris' 2000th Anniversary - The level of success achieved by "Die Fledermaus" surprises its own promoters - Lep Solomon, head of the box office at Lewisohn Stadium for 15 years, suggests that the most discerning music lovers among the audience often choose to sit in the cheapest seats in the Stadium, due to the rising symphonic sounds being truer to the ear at that distance - A Rodgers and Hammerstein program is given at the stadium for the fourth consecutive year, with Marguerite Piazza and Earl William making their Stadium debuts in a quartet alongside returing soloists Gladys Swarthout and Robert Weede - Minnie Guggenheimer is decorated by the French government as a Chevalier of the Legion of Honor, for the Stadium concert dedicated to the 2000th anniversary of the city of Paris - Isadore J. Gennett is the 10 millionth customer at the Lewisohn Stadium Concerts - Prior to a concert, Louis Ricci, horn player who has appeared in every Stadium concert since 1918, greets Lena Cohen, who attended the first concert on June 23, 1918 and has not missed a Stadium concert in over twenty years - Philadelphia discovers that there are seven women attending their summer concerts for every three men - Seating is free at rehearsals for the Stadium Concerts - Richard Wagner's Bayreuth Festspielehaus reopens, 75 years after its first opening - Pierre Monteux conducts an all-Beethoven program featuring Joseph Szigeti - Irra Petinia offers two tickets to her guest table to whoever can bring her scores, which she lost on her flight from Cincinnati to New York, to her before the start of the concert - Selma F. Lefkowitch wins the first week's Compass-Stadium Concerts Quiz - Duke Ellington's concert for the Runyon Fund draws 9,000 - Pierre Monteux twice restarts works from the beginning after being interrupted by passing airplanes - The returns of Ezio Pinza and Yehudi Menuhin highlight the final week of the Stadium season - Richard V. Gee, an unemployed plumber seeking to become a photographer, wins the Lewisohn Stadium Concerts Camera Contest - Attendance reports for the stadium season - NYC Opera opens their gala season
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  • Leon Levy Foundation
Preferred Citation
1951 Stadium Scrapbook (Part 2 of 2), 15 Jul 1951 - 22 Sep 1951, Folder 555-059-02, Communications/Public Relations Records, New York Philharmonic Shelby White & Leon Levy Digital Archives.