Music: Washington's Symphony Folds

Washington proudly calls its nine-year-old orchestra the National Symphony Orchestra, proudly considers it one of the dozen-odd major symphonies of the U. S.

Conductor since the start has been Hans Kindler, bouncing, blond Netherlander, no kindler of heat in his 80 players but a hilarious prankster, always good for a funny pose when the boys with the cameras come around. Last week the National Symphony announced that this season would be its last. Reason: union trouble.

Base pay for the Symphony has been $50 a week for a 23-week season, or less than $25 on a yearly basis if a player has no...

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