Music: Elaekoeoen!

As the winter's first snow fell in northern Minnesota last week, hundreds of stolid, broad-faced Finns hung up their hayforks, put on their store clothes and went to town to hear the season's first concert by Duluth's bumptious, ten-year-old Symphony Orchestra. For music-loving Minnesota Finns this was more than an ordinary symphony concert. The Duluth Symphony had got itself a new conductor whose muscular figure and round, beady-eyed face were as Finnish as his name: Tauno Hannikainen, ex-director of the Helsinki Opera Orchestra and famed in the U.S. for his thunderous interpretations of the...

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