Letters, Feb. 29, 1932

Hawaii's Symphony


Surprised you may be to know that the Paradise of the Pacific, "restless purgatory of murder and race hatred" (TIME, Jan. 18), supports a symphony orchestra of 62 pieces directed by Australian Fritz Hart, F.R.C.M., and with a personnel made up of

7 Filipinos

2 Japanese

1 Hawaiian

2 Chinese

2 Portuguese

1 Purto Rican

2 Italians

45 Anglo Saxons

Today the first concert of the 1932 season was smoothly rendered, enthusiastically received in Honolulu's big Princess Theatre (capacity 1,554). Even more cosmopolitan than the personnel of the orchestra was the make-up...

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