Music: Debussy Embrace

The Symphony season began in Boston last week with Boston's best in attendance and Serge Koussevitzky conducting. Lest those factors-alone should breed complacency, the management complained in its program book of an estimated deficit of $134,000, blamed increased salaries, begged aid. Had the concert been dull more would have spent the time mulling over the appeal, considering their own budgets. But Conductor Koussevitzky kept them preoccupied.

Critic Philip Hale of the Boston Herald found the first concert satisfying, wrote: "If Debussy could have heard his 'Festivals' he would have gone on...