Music: The Season

For the opening of the Atlanta Symphony's 13th season last week, the women of the Symphony Guild promised everyone champagne punch at intermission, and apologized for serving it in paper cups. The New York Philharmonic, whose far less serene opening had come two days late because of a musicians' strike for more pay, last week featured gifted young (27) Thomas Schippers conducting Cherubini and Prokofiev symphonies. The Kansas City Philharmonic, lucky to make its 25th season despite a big deficit, was out to win new fans by playing in movie houses, churches, synagogues...

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