Music: The Symphonies Begin

The coming U.S. symphony season will be the biggest in history. In Manhattan, Boston, Philadelphia and other large cities, it has already begun. Elsewhere, from coast to coast—and including the Ozarks—symphony musicians are tuning up. Not. even the American Symphony Orchestra League, which tries its best to keep track, knows exactly how many orchestras there are in the U.S. in October 1953; they have been sprouting too fast. But the league's list, as of last week (including major orchestras, community orchestras, college orchestras, etc.), came to 938.

At least 22 new orchestras have...

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