Music: Orchestras

Last week, as the winter symphonic season approached its end, boards of directors and impresarios were either doleful or delighted over prospects for 1938-39. Deepest dumps were in Portland, Ore., where the 27-year-old Portland Symphony, in spite of assiduous nursing by Conductor Willem van Hoogstraten, gave its last concert and disbanded for lack of funds. Loudest whooping came from Manhattan, where NBC officials announced proudly that famed Maestro Toscanini had signed up for another three years of expensive winter symphonic broadcasts.

More whoops came from Pittsburgh and Kansas City, homes of two of...

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