The Philharmonic Orchestra of the performance-hall-that-cannot-be-named-because-photography-is-not-permitted opened its season last weekend under a new music director.
Tchaikovsky's Capriccio Italien opened and Brahms' Symphony No. 1 in C Minor concluded, but the
highlight was the less well known Symphonie Espagnole by Edouard Lala. The violin
soloist was Robert McDuffie, whose brilliant playing
had the audience leaping to its feet.