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Opening Celebration: Betsayda Machado


Saturday, December 1, 2018, 8:00 PM EST


Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall


The Opening Residency Celebration is FREE, but tickets are required. All tickets to this event have been reserved; however, there are still opportunities to obtain tickets on the night of the performance: free tickets that are not used by 7:50PM will be released back to the public and any returned tickets will be released at the box office at Richardson Auditorium. To attend this event, please come to Richardson Auditorium anytime after 6pm on December 1.

This concert is one of many free events that are part of the Gustavo Dudamel Residency. For a complete listing of residency events click here.

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About the Event

Betsayda Machado, Singer
Jorge Glem, Cuatro/Mandolin
Diego Álvarez, Percussion
Bam Rodriguez, Bass

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Following a discussion between Gustavo Dudamel and musicologist Don Michael Randel at 8PM, everyone is invited for a musical party (9PM) with venerated Afro-Venezuelan folk music singer Betsayda Machado – the voice of Venezuela – and Grammy-nominated cuatro/mandolin virtuoso Jorge Glem to launch Gustavo Dudamel’s 2018-19 residency at Princeton University Concerts. In  a  program  called  “Aguinaldos y Parrandas,” the duo, alongside Maestro Dudamel’s colleagues Diego Álvarez on percussion and Bam Rodriguez on bass, gives us a taste of timeless holiday traditions that are to this day celebrated throughout Latin American villages in a performance described on NPR as “one of the most joyful shows I’ve seen in years.”

A complete program can be viewed by clicking here.

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