Music: The Three Davids

At San Francisco's hungry 1, strapping, curly-haired Gregory Millar used to appear with his friend Mort Sahl, belting out pop songs in a voice vaguely reminiscent of Mario Lanza's. At the New York Philharmonic's first Saturday-night concert, Tenor Millar was sitting in a box at Carnegie Hall listening to Conductor-Pianist Leonard Bernstein conclude a fal tering performance of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 1. Minutes later, and without warning, Millar was on the podium conducting the Philharmonic himself.

Minutes & Hours. Millar, 35, is one of three assistant conductors appointed by the Philharmonic this...

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