Arts: Out-of-Doors

It has long been something of an axiom among musicians that for outdoor concerts the band is the thing. It has been thought that the weaker voice of the orchestra, with its soft strings and woodwind, was lost in an open space. This idea is changing. The cause of the change is to be found in the improvement in sounding boards. An orchestra playing in front of and partly under a great, cavern-like sound deflector contrives to project its tone to the audience quite acceptably.

Outdoor symphony concerts in New York's Stadium have...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!