Music: Hello, Minnie

The little grey-haired woman in the rubber-soled shoes trots from the wings to the front of the stage and, flourishing her right arm, cries, "Hello, everybody." Back comes a chorus: "Hello, Minnie!" Thus do New Yorkers ritualistically hail the opening of the nation's oldest summer musicale—the 42-year-old Lewisohn Stadium Concerts. This week the subway commuters are thronging again to Lewisohn on Manhattan's upper West Side to hear the 43rd season ushered in by Conductor Pierre Monteux—and Mrs. Charles ("Minnie") Guggenheimer.

To thousands of New Yorkers, Minnie at 78 personifies Lewisohn Stadium....

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