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Above: Allen McCallum, the director of front-of-house operations,
greets 55 ushers and gives them assignments. Left: An usher
seats patrons on opening night.
Opposite from top: National Philharmonic principal violist
Julius Wirth says he’s never seen so many happy orchestra
players; two horn players, who sit in Wynton Marsalis’ section,
warm up before the show.