Music: Joey & His Pop

When Joey Alfidi was forbidden to play any more rock 'n' roll, the boy concentrated on Mozart, Haydn and Beethoven. The longhairs paid off. This week, at the age of seven, Joey took over Manhattan's Carnegie Hall, led the Symphony of the Air (formerly Toscanini's NBC Symphony) in a full-scale program including Mozart's Figaro overture, Beethoven's Fifth and Haydn's Surprise symphonies. His gestures were incisive, particularly in the extreme loud and soft passages; obviously he had learned his scores by heart—no timpanist could miss his cannonball cues. But sometimes he was vague. Several...

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