Music: Guild

Guilds, popular in the Middle Ages among artisans and such, are now once more a favorite form of organization. Last fortnight the Beethoven Symphony Orchestra (Georges Zaslawskey, Conductor), which has just completed its first active season, became the Beethoven Symphony Guild, and incorporated in Manhattan as a non-profit-sharing membership corporation. The aims of the Beethoven Symphony Guild are: to maintain a high-calibre 100-piece symphony orchestra, to give low price concerts in obscure communities as well as metropolitan centres, to raise $200,000, to be selfsupporting.


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