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Salient: An organ of student opinion at Victoria University, Wellington. Vol. 23, No. 5. Wednesday, June 15, 1960

Always Busy

Always Busy

The musical life of the orchestra is possibly as full as any orchestra in the world. The winter season of 30 weeks in Symphony Hall, the orchestra's home, ends with April; and then begins, under Arthur Fiedler, the Pops season of nine weeks. There follow three weeks of free open-air concerts on the Charles River Esplanade—when the audience usually numbers 20,000 and more for each concert —and the six weeks in July and early August of the Berkshire Festival at Tanglewood in Lenox. Massachusetts, visitors to last year's festival numbered more than 182 000.

In 1952, the Boston Symphony Orchestra toured Europe for the first time; on the second European tour in 1956 it became the first 'American orchestra ever to play in the U.S.S.R., with concerts in both Lenigrad and Moscow.