Festivals: Not Just Naked Girls

"It is so mad, so utterly wild a scheme that we can't resist!" So saying, the management of the London Symphony canceled 20 recording sessions, five concerts, refused an invitation to the Athens Festival and, with the abandon of undergrads leaving for spring vacation, bundled the orchestra off to that big sandbox in the sun, Daytona Beach, Fla. They are the attraction at the first Florida International Music Festival, by far the most culturally ambitious festival in the Southeast.

Scheduled for a month-long stay, the London Symphony is the first European orchestra...

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