Music: Fold and Rap

French Conductor Pierre Boulez, who takes over as music director of the New York Philharmonic next season, recently journeyed to the U.S. and announced various plans for revivifying the programs of the Philharmonic. Among them: the idea of snaring young listeners by taking members of the orchestra to Greenwich Village for four avant-garde evenings, to be called "Prospective Encounters: 7-12."

As Boulez sees it, youthful Villagers will be invited for any time between 7 and midnight to "encounter" not only the music but some strenuously avant-garde composers themselves. Boulez clearly hopes there will be as many rappers as listeners.

Whether such plans will...

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