Music: The Orchestra Maker

The best symphony orchestras are not necessarily the long-established veterans —and no one likes to prove the point more often than veteran Conductor Leopold Stokowski. Since he left his post as principal conductor of the Philadelphia Orchestra in 1936, he has organized more front-rank orchestras than some conductors face in a lifetime. Now 80, Stokowski is still up to his old tricks: in its third concert of the season last week, Stokowski's newly organized American Symphony Orchestra demonstrated to a cheering audience that it rivals the very best.

The wonder of the new orchestra...

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