Music: Youngest Conductor

The youngest full-fledged symphony conductor in the U. S. is chubby, red-headed James Kelley Guthrie, 22. Last week he mounted the conductor's stand and, before 5,000 people in the Los Angeles Shrine Auditorium, guided the new Hollywood Grand Opera Association through its first presentation, Aïda. Except for the moment when four terrified white horses seemed ready to jump into the orchestra pit, the opera proceeded without a hitch and made San Francisco's grizzled Conductor Alfred Hertz exclaim: "He showed a mastery of musical forces quite unusual at his early age. He has quite...

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