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Alfred Barker , who was for many years leader of the Halle Orchestra, formed his present combination some two years ago. His purpose was, and still is, to present programmes of light music in a virtuoso manner, to which end some of the finest players in the country were engaged. Barker himself was a pupil of the late Adolph Brodsky and spent some years in Russia before the last war. When there he appeared at a Command Performance before the Tsar. Barker's present Orchestra has many North Country musicians among its personnel and could indeed be described as a combination that has combined the talents of the North and South to the best possible advantage.