Music: El Paso Symphony

Once they were just 25 amateurs, sawing and whuffing under the baton of a music-store proprietor. Last week they were still partly amateur. But with near-professional gusto, in the final concert of its season, the El Paso Symphony bounced through a professional program: Delius, Tchaikovsky, Borodin, the Beethoven first symphony and—with an imported professional soloist, Violinist Henry Temianka —the Lalo Symphonic Espagnole.

Decade ago, Manhattan's Juilliard School of Music sent one of its greenest sprigs, highbrowed Henry Arthur ("Hine") Brown, to the Southwest to stir up sweet sounds. Mr. Brown taught violin at...

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