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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Sunday, October 16, 1955

The Popular Orchestra From Boston

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NEW BRANCH -SOUTH UNIVERSITY

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By DAVID KAPLAN
Daily Feature Editor
FOR ALMOST three quarters of
a century, the Boston Sympho-
ny Orchestra has represented the
rich musical stature and tradition
of New England.
To the historian, New England
is the birthplace of a "workable {
democracy." To the vacationist,
New England means the Atlantic
Ocean, summer theatres, moun-
tains and sightseeing. To'the mu-
sic lover, New England means the
Boston Symphony and its con-
trasting programs throughout the
year.
As one of the busiest orchestras
in the country, the Boston Sym-
phony maintains a 46-week sea-
son. Concerts include the regular
series of about 50 concerts, "pops" -
programs, Esplanade concerts on
the Charles River Embankment (a
state park), and the famous Berk-
shire Music Festival at Tangle-
% wood, Mass. in July and August.
AT THE HEAD of this prolific
organization is 64 year old {
Charles Munch, the orchestra's
conductor since 1949, who brings
a workman like musical back-
ground to his position.
Born into a musical family in
Alsace, Munch studied violin with
his father and later with Lucien
Capet in Paris. After a tenure as
concertmaster of the Strasbourg
Orchestra, he then joined the Ke-
wandhaus Orchestra in Leipzig.
He was associated with several
small orchestras in Paris until
1937 when he was made conductor
of the Paris Conservatory Orches-
tra.
Twelve years later he gave up
his post to join the Boston Sym-
phony. He had previously appear-
ed in Boston in 1946 as the group's
guest conductor.
Munch has brought a new fresh-
ness to the idea of conductors'
egos. He feels that there are two
sides in the relation of conductor
and orchestra. To reconcile the
two is the problem. You can lift
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CHARLES MUNCH
the level of the orchestra, but you
cannot demand the impossible.
His approach is "let us make
music together," rather than "yosl
play as I say,"
THE ORCHESTRA to which he
has fallen heir is not the coun-
try's oldest. It was founded in
1881 by Henry L. Higginson, a
Boston banker and music lover,
39 years after the New Yor Phil-
harmonic began functioning. rut
the Boston Orchestra is the sec-
ond oldest of symphonic organi-
zations, and Munch is a descen-
dant of a distinguished line of
permanent conductors.
Founder Higginson believed that
"the essential condition for a great
orchestra is stability." For more
than 68 years, only nine men (such
as Pierre Monteux and Serge
Koussevitzky) had shaped and
polished the Boston Symphony
Orchestra.
The group has extended their
performances for musicians and
music lovers. They have made
extensive tours throughout the
country and in Europe.
Local audiences will have a
chance to hear the Boston Sym-
phony when they perform at 8:30
p.m. Oct. 24 in Hill Auditoriums
Tickets for the 34th local appear-
ance of the Orchestra are on sale
at the offices of the University'
Musical Society in Burton Tower.

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