Music: Children's Festival

A grown-up leaned forward at a Manhattan concert last week, tapped a little girl of 3 or so on the shoulder and asked her how she was enjoying herself. The little girl put her finger to her lips, shushed the woman and was all attention again. The concert was the first one in a Children's Festival devised and conducted by Pianist Guy Maier, his most ambitious undertaking since the disbandment of the famed Maier & Pattison two-piano team.

Pianist Maier's programs were as perfectly arranged for children as the children's Utopia sung about in...

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