Music: Open-Air Music (Cont'd)

Last week brought the opening of Philadelphia Orchestra's fourth outdoor season before the biggest crowd since its 1930 premiere in the natural auditorium in a nook of Fairmount Park called Robin Hood Dell. The crowd acclaimed Conductor Alexander Smallens, stood up politely while his men played "The Star Spangled Banner," then sat down to listen, with mounting enthusiasm, to the Overture to The Flying Dutchman, Prelude a I'Apres- Midi d'un Faune, Richard Strauss's Don Juan and Brahms's C Minor Symphony.

Five nights later the Dell was again filled, this time for larger, more...

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