Music: Symphonies

Five U. S. orchestras played almost simultaneously last week their first concerts of the season.

In Chicago, 25 years have passed since Frederick Stock, violinist, succeeded the late Theodore Thomas as conductor.

Last week's program—Beethoven, Brahms, Ravel, Wagner—was the first of some 80 for grownups. The children's series will be expanded this year, will be given in coöperation with a four-year course in appreciation in Chicago public high schools. In Cleveland, Nikolai Sokolov's orchestra began its twelfth season, presumably the last before it moves into the new hall provided by the $6,000,000 endowment...

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