Music: Once in a Million Times

In the auditorium of the Clarksville, Ark. high school, an audience of 1,600 applauded enthusiastically as Vienna-born Conductor Josef Blatt stepped onstage to conduct a concert of the Arkansas State Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Blatt faced the audience, beet-red with embarrassment: "This is one of those things that happens once in a million times. The orchestra is here. I am here. But we left every scrap of our music in Little Rock . . . there will be no concert." Then he promised to bring the orchestra back two days later—with the music.


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