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Thursday, February 7, 2013

Pautza returns to conduct Plainfield Symphony Saturday

The famed Rockefeller Center sculpture comes immediately to mind
when one thinks of the Titan who gave mankind the gift of fire.
The Plainfield Symphony Orchestra's emeritus conductor Sabin Pautza returns to the podium for an encore concert this Saturday evening, and he will be joined by concert pianist Christopher Johnson, whose career was launched as a PSO Young Artist performer a number of years ago.

The program features three works: Pautza's own composition 'Prometheus' and Brahms' Symphony No. 4, a perennial favorite. Johnson will be featured in the third selection, Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 2.

An after-concert party at the home of Tricia Duval, 986 Woodland Avenue, will celebrate the conductor's 70th birthday. (Sorry, party is already sold out.)

The Plainfield Symphony performs at Crescent Avenue Presbyterian Church, Watchung Avenue at East 7th Street. Concerts begin at 7:00 PM. (Parking in the church lot, on street, or in Swain Galleries lot.)

Tickets: $50/Reserved, $30/General admission, $20/Seniors/Students; under 12 free. Info: (908) 561-5140 or visit the PSO website:

-- Dan Damon [follow]

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