Music: Cissy's Battle

Last summer, fed up with years of haggling over conductors, wages, and spokesmen, Seattle's symphony musicians rebelled. After forming their own orchestra (TIME, Aug. 23), they picked their own conductor, a bright, energetic young localite named Eugene Linden. While the old Seattle Symphony's socialite directors screamed "musical mobsters," the new orchestra made music merrily—and successfully—though most of Seattle's mink and 75¢-cigar set boycotted the concerts. One reason for the success (and the boycott) was a tall, bosomy woman named Cecilia Schultz, whom the musicians had picked to carry their flag and manage...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!