Music: Antic Symphonies

A hunt was on in Chicago last week for a frying-pan that would sound A flat, a soup plate that would give G sharp, a tea cup in B. Four erratic-looking men went from one Loop store to another, producing pitch-pipes, whacking on merchandise with wooden spoons. Clerks tried to interest them in bargains. Customers tittered and asked bewildered floorwalkers what it was all about. But the four strange shoppers went on about their business. They were assembling a kitchen orchestra for part of the thank-you concert that the Chicago Symphony was...

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