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Celebrating Our Musical Future: Princeton University Orchestra Premieres Work Inspired by Alma Mater

This week's Celebrating Our Musical Future (Monday at 8 pm) returns to Princeton University as the Princeton University Orchestra performs the world premiere of the Piano Concerto Old Nassau by Music Department faculty member Juri Seo. This work draws its inspiration from Princeton's alma mater, a song dating back to 1859. The orchestra will also perform music by Beethoven under the direction of Music Director Michael Pratt. David Osenberg will co-host this concert broadcast together with Pratt.

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This week's Tuesday concert (April 25) comes your way at 10 am from Merkin Concert Hall and features Mayuko Kamio, violin, and Noreen Cassidy-Polera, piano. The program features Mozart's Sonata in E minor, K 304, Ravel's Sonata for Violin No. 2 in G major, Op. 77 and Franck's Sonata in A major. Alice Weiss is your host.

Join Jed Distler on April 25th at 10 PM for Between the Keys, with an unusual episode that explores possible musical links between composers Claudio Monteverdi, George Benjamin, Philip Glass, Franz Schubert, François Devienne and Noah Creshevsky. These composers, however, share at least one personal link: they all were born on January 31st.

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