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Menuhin Plays at Benefit for Palestine Conservatoire

Yehudi Menuhin tonight devoted his first New York concert of the season to a benefit for the Palestine Conservatoire of Music. Before a super capacity audience in Carnegie Hall, the young violinist played a prodigious program of three concertos, assisted by an augmented orchestra of the New Friends of Music under the baton of George Schneevoigt, the Finnish conductor, who had come to the United States from Australia by Clipper at Menuhin s request for this performance. Gate receipts had not yet been tallied tonight, but it was estimated that several thousand dollars would be netted for the Conservatoire.