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Thursday, March 31, 2016

Plainfield Symphony welcomes back Maestro José Serebrier on Saturday

World renowned conductor José Serebrier, who led the Plainfield
Symphony from 1968 to 1973 will be welcomed back Saturday.

The Plainfield Symphony welcomes back Maestro José Serebrier this Saturday in a special concert featuring his compositions.

Serebrier, a world-renowned composer and conductor, winner of 8 Grammies, was music director of the Plainfield Symphony from 1968 to 1973, starting at the young age of 29.

The Uruguayan-born Serebrier got his first big break at age 19, when the famed conductor Leopold Stokowski premiered Serebrier's Symphony No. 1, composed as a seventten-year old student at Philadelphia's Curtis Institute. It is said that Stokowski chose the work because he found the originally planned Charles Ives' Fourth Symphony impossible to perform.

Serebrier has gone on to compose more than one hundred works, and is one of the most recorded conductors ever.

The program, entitled "Welcome Back, Maestro Serebrier," will be under the baton of Charles Prince, the PSO's music director. It starts at 7:00 PM at Crescent Avenue Presbyterian Church, East 7th Street and Watchung Avenue. (Parking in the church lot on First Place, on the street, or in Swain Galleries lot.)

Tickets: $55/Reserved, $35/General admission, $25/Seniors/Students. Info: (908) 561-5140 or visit the PSO website:

  -- Dan Damon [follow]

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