Music: On to Scandinavia

The Detroit Symphony is no longer making music; Board President Henry H. Reichhold folded the orchestra last year (TIME, Sept. 26). But last week Detroit had another orchestra that was making news as well as music.

Detroit's Scandinavian Symphony Orchestra actually goes back some 20 years. Early in its history the late motor magnate William S. Knudsen, who liked to relax with his Scandinavian friends, gave them a bass viol. The orchestra had no musician to play it, but that was fixed in a hurry. Violinist Chris Marck was tapped because he had...

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