Lennie Bernstein sat at the piano, cheerfully surveyed the recesses of Carnegie Hall and opened his mouth to sing:
Where, oh where are the pea-green
freshmen? . . . Safe at last in the sophomore class.
On that improbable note, the once-sedate New York Philharmonic last week launched its nyth season. In effect, Lennie was trying to bring the program notes to life, using the technique that he made familiar on his Omnibus music-appreciation series. His explanation: "How many times have you sat there and had a new piece of music thrown at you by...