Music: Swedish Night

While Chicago music lovers were squirming last winter under the worst Chicago operas they had ever heard. Conductor Ebba Sundstrom was swooping her Woman's Symphony Orchestra through its tenth, most gratifying season (TIME, Dec. 16, 1935). Long before her last concert it became clear that the Opera's loss was the Symphony's gain, that the woman's orchestra might look for more subscriptions, bigger patrons this autumn. Flushed with success, many patrons felt that a more dynamic, impressive conductor than Ebba Sundstrom should be billed. As a compromise, they packed her off to Europe to hobnob with...

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