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Princeton Symphony Orchestra presents Buskaid finale concert on-demand

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The Princeton Symphony Orchestra (PSO) presents the fifth and final installment of this season’s online “Buskaid – A Musical Miracle” series showcasing South Africa’s Buskaid Soweto String Ensemble.

“The Fabulous Finale” is available on demand Friday, May 28 to Sunday, May 30. The eclectic program spans musical eras from Baroque through Classical and early 20th century to more recent pop and kwela music.

Performed works include Jean-Philippe Rameau’s “Chaconne” from the opera “Dardanus,” the first movement of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s “Piano Concerto No. 13 in C Major, K. 415” with guest pianist Melvyn Tan, and Edward Elgar’s “Sospiri, Op. 70.”

Buskaid-trained musicians alternate as soloists in each of Dmitri Shostakovich’s “Five Pieces for Two Violins,” adding a twist by substituting cellists for violins in the Elegy. Buskaid founder Rosemary Nalden conducts.

Access is $5. To purchase, call 609-497-0020 or visit princetonsymphony.org.


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