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Friday, February 7, 2014

PSO free family concert Saturday features Chen, Ailster

Helen Shen, winner of the Gold Award in 2013's
NJ's Young Pianist Competition
The Plainfield Symphony Orchestra's annual free family concert takes place this Saturday (February 8) and will feature pianist Helen Shen and PSO Board member Harry Ailster.

Ms. Shen, the 2013 Gold Award winner of the NJ Young Pianists Competition will be the solo artist in a performance of J.S. Bach's "Concerto for Piano and Orchestra in G Minor".

The concert, under the baton of the PSO's music director Charles Prince, will also feature a performance of the ever-popular Benjamin Britten's "Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra" with narration by Plainfield cultural icon (and PSO board member) Harry Ailster.

The program will be rounded out with Paul Dukas' "The Sorcerer's Apprentice".

The annual family concert is free and open to the public. The performance gets under way at 3:00 PM Saturday afternoon at the orchestra's home venue, Crescent Avenue Presbyterian Church.

Crescent Avenue Presbyterian Church is at Watchung Avenue at East 7th Street. Parking available in the church lot on First Place, on the street, or in the Swain Galleries lot.

-- Dan Damon [follow]

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