Music: Curtains Up!

The open season on culture in Manhattan used to begin with the first stroke of a Metropolitan Opera baton. But last week, with the Met season still a fortnight away, the town was jumping with cultural high jinks to satisfy almost any taste. Among the early season successes:

Symphony. The New York Philharmonic returned in triumph from its ten-week, ANTA-sponsored tour of Europe and the Near East, was greeted at Carnegie Hall with a red carpet, laurel-draped boxes, and placards reading "Welcome Home, International Heroes!" All told, the orchestra had played a brain-fogging total...

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