Conductor Artur Rodzinski last week felt something like the dreamer who arrives at a dream party without his pants.
He and his Cleveland Symphony Orchestra arrived in Charlotte, N.C. for a concert with nothing to play. The car carrying the orchestra's baggage stayed by mistake in the railroad yards in Richmond.
A few hours before the concert the orchestra found itself with no instruments, scores, music stands or dress suits. The lady harpist had no evening gown.
Nevertheless, the concert was given. Frantically tapping Charlotte's resources until they rang hollow, the Clevelanders...