Music: Stokowski's Satire

The audiences that attend the Friday concerts of the Philadelphia Orchestra are famous for their nonchalance. Lovers of music who have visited Philadelphia recount with indignation how rudely the people drift in, in casual ones and twos and in large box parties, always late—sometimes so late that when the curtain rises most of the seats are vacant. The Philadelphians, however, are rarely late for their teas. If the concert is long, they rise and leave, bowing to their friends and murmuring goodbyes, and hurry away...

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