Music: Boston to Cork

When American musicians fly to Europe, they usually touch down in Ireland as many tourists do, take on a few drams of Paddy's at Shannon and travel on. But when the Boston Symphony set up its five-week tour, it scheduled its first foreign concert in Cork (pop. 75,595).

The orchestra brought along one of its trustees, Boston Insurance Broker Michael T. Kelleher. Before the concert began last week in the 1,500-seat Savoy Theater, Mike Kelleher drew cheers when he spoke of his father who had emigrated to the U.S. from County Cork. Then the orchestra set its gesture to music, opened...

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