Music: Cleveland's Future

Like the late Theodore Thomas of Chicago and the late Leopold Damrosch of New York, Conductor Nikolai Sokoloff has been an orchestra-builder. It was he who, shrewd, tireless and ambitious, founded the Cleveland Orchestra 14 years ago with the help of Adella Prentiss Hughes, and who secured for it last year its fine new home, Severance Hall (TIME, Feb. 16, 1931). Last week Nikolai Sokoloff, summering in Westport, Conn., was looking forward to next winter's 15th orchestra season; but he could not look forward to being Cleveland's maestro after May 31, 1933....

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