Music: Ladies' Band

At the White House not long ago Anna Eleanor Roosevelt Roosevelt received a strange and unfamiliar guest. Her name was Antonia Brico. She had a determined manner and dark blazing eyes. Her purpose was to interest the President's wife in a woman's symphony orchestra. Mrs. Roosevelt was so impressed that last week four Brico concerts were announced, the first to be given in Manhattan Feb. 18.

Antonia Brico is a conductor who, like helter-skelter Ethel Leginska, affects a jacket which resembles an old-fashioned Prince Albert.* She grew up in Oakland, Calif., studied for five...