Music: Mecca

Walter Damrosch and his New York Symphony Orchestra sought volume and found it—volume in seating capacity, not sound. Last week they opened their Sunday concerts not in their accustomed Aeolian Hall but in Mecca Auditorium. The difference is this: 1,200 seats v. 3,700. Mr. Damrosch pronounced the acoustics of Mecca

Auditorium "noble" and the hearers were inclined to agree with him. He opened with Dvorak's New World Symphony: His soloist was the young and popular Mr. Lawrence Tibbett, famed Ford of Falstaff, whose star seems still in the ascendant.


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