Classics of the Phonograph

Lewisohn Stadium

Lewisohn Stadium in 1915.

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Lewisohn Stadium of City College, in uptown Manhattan was the summer classical music center of New York City from the 1920s to the 1960s. The New York Philharmonic played there, but for legal reasons the orchestra was renamed the Stadium Symphony Orchestra. Recordings were made with that "Stadium Symphony" by young Leonard Bernstein as well as Leopold Stokowski. On Classics of the Phonograph, Saturday at 11 am on WILL-FM, we will recall some of the concerts there and hear recordings associated with that venue.