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Ormandy Will Succeed Iturbi Tuesday Night

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Jose Iturbi will conduct the last two concerts of his Stadium season tonight and tomorrow, after which he will appear in the Robin Hood Dell at Philadelphia for a fortnight preceding his tour to California to conduct at San Francisco and the Hollywood Bowl.

The young violinist Stephen Hero will play the Lalo Symphonie Espagnole as a feature of tonight’s program, which will also include the Two Nocturnes and the Afternoon of a Faun of Debussy and the Beethoven Pastorale Symphony. Tomorrow night Iturbi will offer the Brahms First Symphony and Lizst’s Les Preludes. Mr. Iturbi will play the piano and conduct Lizst’s Piano Concerto in E flat.

On Tuesday night Eugene Ormandy will take up the baton, offering on the opening program of his two weeks’ conductorship the Weber “Euryanthe” Overture, the Prokofieff “Classical” Symphony, Alborado del Gracioso of Ravel and the Schubert Seventh Symphony.

The following evening will present the contralto Sophie Braslau as soloist singing two Rachmaninoff songs with orchestra, “O Thou Billowy Harvest Fields” and “Fate,” and the Gypsy part in De Falla’s “El Amor Brujo.” Ormandy will also conduct the Handel-Elgar Overture in D minor, the Mozart Symphony in G minor and Ravel’s “Daphnis and Chloe” Suite No. 2. An all-Russian program is scheduled for Thursday featuring the Tchaikovsky Fifth Symphony, Laidow’s Eight Russian Folk Songs, Stravinsky’s Fire Bird Suite and the first Stadium performance of a Russian Sailor’s Dance by Gliere.

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