Music: State Symphony

While long-established orchestras were striving last week to balance their next season's budget (see above), in North Carolina a novel symphonic venture was having its start. North Carolinians wanted an orchestra of their own. No single city was affluent enough to support a full-fledged one alone but in the university town of Chapel Hill a group of men headed by Geologist Joseph Hyde Pratt had the idea of organizing a State Symphony,† one which would visit and be backed by several communities. They approached Composer Lamar Stringfield, a native Carolinian flautist teaching in...

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