Music: Flashlight Farewell

At 7 o'clock one morning last week a line started to form outside Manhattan's Carnegie Hall. A concert was to be given that evening at 9. By noon the queue stretched halfway down a long city block. Some people brought campstools, boxes of lunch. By nightfall there was a call for extra police. The crowd grew until 5,000 persons were clamoring for admittance to standing room available for only 140. No one had ever foreseen a near-riot for a Philharmonic concert, not even for the U. S. farewell of Arturo Toscanini.


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