Angry, wrinkled Old Majesty

Geoff Edgers, in today’s Globe, reporting on the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s search for a replacement for James Levine, interviews Jonathan Menkis, head of the BSO’s players’ committee:

Whom would he prefer? Menkis mentioned Bernard Haitink, the BSO’s principal guest conductor from 1995 to 2004, and “Lenny.”

As in Leonard Bernstein. When life imitates comedy, that’s a little scary, but when life imitates my attempts at comedy, a fallout shelter is probably your best bet.

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