Music: Oklahoma Maestro

After the concert, the Minneapolis Symphony's conductor greeted a five-year-old backstage visitor. Patting the small, curly head, the conductor asked: "And what do you expect to do when you grow up, little man?" The boy replied: "Direct a symphony. I'll conduct your orchestra, too."

This week Victor Alessandro, 29, is making good his 24-year-old threat. From the podium of Oklahoma City's Municipal Auditorium he will guest-conduct the Minneapolis Symphony. And the experience will not be particularly novel. In the past six years, small, stocky Conductor Alessandro has led his own Oklahoma

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