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Eugene Ormandy
A Centennial Celebration

Curated by Marjorie Hassen
Otto E. Albrecht Music Library
University of Pennsylvania


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Guest Engagements


Columbia Records release of Antonín Dvorák's Symphony no. 9
Recorded 7 November 1966, Watford Town Hall, London

Ormandy is generally associated only with the Philadelphia Orchestra; however, while he remained in the city throughout the better part of each concert season, he typically accepted guest conducting engagements during the summer months. In the course of his career he led most of the major American and European orchestras, conducted in Australia and South America, appeared at numerous music festivals, and made his Metropolitan Opera debut in 1950, conducting Johann Strauss's Die Fledermaus.

Metropolitan Opera program for Fledermaus
20 December 1950

Curtain call for Fledermaus
20 December 1950


Ormandy conducting soprano Hilde Gueden
Hollywood Bowl, ca. 1955

Ormandy conducting the Boston Symphony Orchestra
Tanglewood, 1964


Program for Ormandy's performance with the Schweiz Festpielorchester, as part of the Internationale Musik-Festwochen, Luzern 1955
Program for 13 April 1955

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