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Opening Celebration: Betsayda Machado


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


Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall

Concert Classics Series

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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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