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Are Classical Music Lovers Finally Becoming Cone-Heads?

From January 13 to 16 at different venues in the Garden State, The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra will perform alongside works by Mendelssohn and Smetana, “Dover Beach” a 1941 setting for baritone and orchestra by Edward Toner Cone, a composer and much-loved music professor at Princeton.

Cone, who died in 2004 at age 87 after open-heart surgery, was a nephew of the famed art collectors Etta and Claribel Cone, whose generosity has enriched such institutions as the Baltimore Museum of Art. Etta and Claribel were themselves the subject of 2008’s delightful “The Cone Sisters of Baltimore: Collecting at Full Tilt” from Northwestern University Press, and will be further honored with an exhibit, “Collecting Matisse and Modern Masters: The Cone Sisters of Baltimore” from May 6 to September 25, 2011 at The Jewish Museum.

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Are Classical Music Lovers Finally Becoming Cone-Heads?

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