Music: Denver's Happy Orchestra

The Denver Symphony Orchestra, six years ago, was a lackluster outfit playing to small, dutiful audiences, and losing money on a budget of $60,000. Last week the budget was up to a smart $260,000; the symphony season opened in Denver Municipal Auditorium (3,200 seats) with a near sellout crowd in evening dress, and the music sparkled.

Denverites give the credit to Saul Caston, 50, their energetic conductor since 1945. Denver picked Manhattan-born Saul Caston partly for his musical ability (he was associate conductor of the Philadelphia Orchestra under both Stokowski and Ormandy), partly for...

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