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9 Mr. and Mrs.
Musicians By RUTH DEAN Star Staff Writer Carmen Romanenko... THE 96-member National Symphony Orchestra can boast of a musical togetherness perhaps unmatched by any other n' ■ vK major symphony. For 22 of its musicians are married to other musicians and eight of them play in the symphony. Other top orchestras throughout the Nation have couples as V members, but it is unusual to find four in the same orchestra ~ kva The Symphony even to gether again Ivan and Carmen Romanenko. Both first violinists in the orchestra, they met in Europe the summer of 1944 in Salzburg's famous Mozarteum. one Europe's top masters Russian-born Ivan was already an T* Carmen, born was her So they separate ways/They --«■'• » years • 1 They were two years now have two - La] as were the of the three other violinist, and Harold Wright, principal clarinetist, and his wife | ' ’ continued on page 8 and h er husband Ivan, both violinists with the National Symphony. fcrs cSh '■bbl Ol w-f'£^w^^^Ur. Harold Wright plays a clarinet. His wife Ruth plays a flute. 6 SUNDAY. THE STAR MAGAZINE. WASHINGTON. D C.. MARCH 18. !»«•’