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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on September 28, 2018?

Don't miss the opportunities that only New York provides! Exciting, high quality, unique and off the beaten path free events and free things to do take place in New York each day of the year, any time of the day: whether it's a weekday or a weekend, day or night, morning or evening or afternoon, December or July, April or November! These events will take your breath away! 39 free events take place on September 28 in New York City.

New York City (NYC) never ceases to amaze you with quantity and quality of its free culture and free entertainment. Check out September 28 and see for yourself. Summer or Winter, Spring or Fall! Just click on any day of the calendar above and you'll find most inspiring and entertaining free events to go to and free things to do on each day of September . Don't miss the opportunities that only New York provides!

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Here is what we find especially interesting on the free events scene in the month of June: New York Philharmonics Concerts in the Parks, Metropolitran Opera Recitals, Make Music New York Day which always takes place on June 21st, Washington Square Music festival on Tuesday nights.

Some events take place all year long: same day of the week, same time there are there for you to take advantage of. One of the oldest free weekly events in Manhattan is Dixieland Jazz with the Gotham Jazzmen, which happen at noon every Tuesday. Another one is Federal Reserve Bank Tour, which takes place every week day at 1 pm.
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free events nyc What We Can Do When There's Nothing to Be Done: Strategies for Change
free events nyc Jazz performance in the park
free events nyc African rhythms and contemporary jazz
free events nyc Pipes at One Organ Recital
free events nyc Escape from New York (1981): post-apocalyptic science-fiction
free events nyc Charismatic Masculine Leadership and Right-Wing Populism in Turkey and Russia: The Cases of Vladimir Putin and Recep Erdoğan
free events nyc Eve of Retirement: Collaborating with the Nazis
free events nyc Orchestral works by Debussy, Saint-Saëns and Haydn
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Workshop | Tai Chi Outdoors


Improve balance, strength and focus through gentle exercises. The sights and sounds of the river provide a serene background for the ancient flowing postures. Tai Chi results in strength and focus of body and mind. An ideal choice for participants of all ages. Instructor: Alex Hing Fridays, September 7-28, 2018.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, September 28, 2018, 09/28/2018, Tai Chi Outdoors

Symposium | Towards Arab Dramaturgies


With a focus in this symposium on Arabic dramaturgies, they hope to begin to answer these questions. As a term that bridges the ideas and practice of contemporary performance, dramaturgy draws our attention to the process of artistic production. It explores the notion that process is performance and invites us to look at the question of how artists connect ideas and forms in their work. This symposium will feature research papers, artist talks and roundtable events.The organization committee will select papers that will be presented in 15-20 minute sessions during the symposium next to artist talks and panels. In addition to this, the sessions and papers will be compiled in a publication/book that will be generated from the discussions at the convening.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Symposiums, September 28, 2018, 09/28/2018, Towards Arab Dramaturgies

Conference | Corpora and Doctrines of African Socialisms:A Global Historical Framing


The conference is the culmination of a long-term international collaboration known as the African Philosophy and Politics Project. Made possible through the support of the Partnership University Fund of the French-American Cultural Exchange and the Alliance Program, this project began with a three-day conference in Paris in 2016, and continued with a workshop at Université Cheikh Anta Diop de Dakar in Dakar, Senegal the following year. The conference will mark the final installment of the project’s international symposia, and will ultimately yield an edited volume of essays on African socialisms.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Conferences, September 28, 2018, 09/28/2018, Corpora and Doctrines of African Socialisms:A Global Historical Framing

Symposium | What We Can Do When There's Nothing to Be Done: Strategies for Change


How can we imagine justice, practice solidarity and create change across barriers of social difference in today’s political landscape? As the acceptance of inequality has become the new norm to a degree we might have deemed unthinkable, and as public dialogue has reached an impasse, protest and resistance continue. This conference brings together scholars, artists, and activists from around the globe whose work can inspire new ways of thinking, seeing and listening, and productive strategies of intervention for our time.
   New York City, NY; NYC
9:30 am
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Symposiums, September 28, 2018, 09/28/2018, What We Can Do When There's Nothing to Be Done: Strategies for Change

Tour | 13 tours, all City neighborhoods, any time of the day, choose one tour or many


These free tours take place at various times during the day, all day long. You can make reservations for as many tours as your schedule allows. SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Heights + DUMBO 3 Hour Lower Manhattan Harlem Chelsea and the High Line 6 Hour Downtown Combined Greenwich Village Central Park Lower Manhattan Midtown Manhattan Grand Central Terminal Graffiti and Street Art Tours World Trade Center
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, September 28, 2018, 09/28/2018, 13 tours, all City neighborhoods, any time of the day, choose one tour or many

Fair | Street Fair


Free fun for the whole family, including arts, crafts, antiques, plants, entertainment, games, and more.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Fairs, September 28, 2018, 09/28/2018, Street Fair

Classical Music | Bach at Noon


The organ works of J.S. Bach (1685-1750) offered in 30-minute meditations. Bach at Noon concerts take place every Tuesdays through Fridays, from September 11, 2018 to May 22, 2019.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, September 28, 2018, 09/28/2018, Bach at Noon

Tour | Grand Central and Its Neighborhood Tour


Discover architecture and social history of Grand Central neighborhood; learn secrets of Whispering Gallery in Grand Central Terminal; gaze upon hubcaps and roadsters on side of Chrysler Building; discover favorite Midtown Manhattan hangout of Mercury, Hercules, and Minerva; learn why Pershing Square isn’t really square; visit original Lincoln Memorial by Daniel Chester French. Award-winning tour led by urban historians Peter Laskowich and Madeleine Levi. This tour takes place every Friday.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, September 28, 2018, 09/28/2018, Grand Central and Its Neighborhood Tour

Jazz | Piano in the Park: Ragtime, Stride, and Jazz


Summertime, and the livin’ is easy... so swing on by for toe-tappin’ performances by New York’s finest, playing ragtime, stride, and jazz to your heart’s delight. Deanna Witkowski is the winner of the Great American Jazz Piano Competition.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, September 28, 2018, 09/28/2018, Piano in the Park: Ragtime, Stride, and Jazz

Tour | Federal Reserve Bank Tour


Learn about central banking functions that Federal Reserve System performs and see Bank's vault of international monetary gold on bedrock of Manhattan Island, five stories below street level. Learn why Federal Reserve has "Federal" in its name, while it's a private bank, not Federal at all. Tour times: 1:00pm, 2:00pm. This tour takes place Mondays through Fridays, except bank holidays.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, September 28, 2018, 09/28/2018, Federal Reserve Bank Tour

Concert | Pipes at One Organ Recital


Organist Donald R. Meineke serves as Cantor at The Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Holy Trinity where he oversees the musical life of the Parish, conducts the Holy Trinity Parish Choir, curates an extensive concert series, and is Artistic Director of Bach Vespers featuring the renowned Bach Choir and Players. Weekly recitals showcasing the new organ, featuring New York City's leading organists.
   New York City, NY; NYC
1:00 pm
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Concerts, September 28, 2018, 09/28/2018, Pipes at One Organ Recital

Film | Pay It Forward (2000): a drama-romance based on a novel


A schoolboy is asked to find a way to change the world, then invents a good-deeds pyramid scheme. Directors Mimi Leder. Starring Kevin Spacey, Helen Hunt, Haley Joel Osment, Angie Dickinson, James Caviezel. 126 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, September 28, 2018, 09/28/2018, Pay It Forward (2000): a drama-romance based on a novel

Film | Game Night (2018): Black Comedy


A group of friends who meet regularly for game nights find themselves entangled in a real-life mystery. Directed by John Francis Daley & Jonathan Goldstein. Starring Jason Bateman, Rachel McAdams, Billy Magnussen. 100 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, September 28, 2018, 09/28/2018, Game Night (2018): Black Comedy

Classical Music | Solo and Chamber Music


A special day of concerts celebrating classical music. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, September 28, 2018, 09/28/2018, Solo and Chamber Music

Workshop | Fencing Workshop


Learn the basics with masters from Manhattan Fencing Center. Must be 16 or older to participate.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, September 28, 2018, 09/28/2018, Fencing Workshop

Film | Legends of the Fall (1994): Oscar-Winning Drama with Brad Pitt and Anthony Hopkins


In the 1900s, three brothers and their father living in the remote wilderness of Montana are affected by betrayal, history, love, nature, and war. Directors Edward Zwick. 133 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, September 28, 2018, 09/28/2018, Legends of the Fall (1994): Oscar-Winning Drama with Brad Pitt and Anthony Hopkins

Film | Only the Brave (2017): Firefighting Tragedy


Based on the true story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, a group of elite firefighters who risk everything to protect a town from a historic wildfire. Director: Joseph Kosinski. Starring Josh Brolin, Miles Teller, Jeff Bridges. 134 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, September 28, 2018, 09/28/2018, Only the Brave (2017): Firefighting Tragedy

Film | Playing Away (1986): a cricket match


To mark the conclusion of their "Third World Week" celebration, a cricket team in a small English village invites a West Indian cricket team from South London to a charity game.  Dir: Horace Ove. 99 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, September 28, 2018, 09/28/2018, Playing Away (1986): a cricket match

Film | Escape from New York (1981): post-apocalyptic science-fiction


It's 1997, Manhattan has been turned into a high-security prison island, and Snake Plissken must break in to rescue the President of the United States from the felons who run the joint. A note-perfect bit of early 1980s futuristic New York-bashing created by the confluence of the right actor, director and idea. Director: John Carpenter. Starring Kurt Russell, Ernest Borgnine. 99 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
2:00 pm
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Films, September 28, 2018, 09/28/2018, Escape from New York (1981): post-apocalyptic science-fiction

Workshop | Adult Coloring Club


Come in, relax, color and meditate! This program is not a structured program; draw and color at your leisure. All materials will be provided.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, September 28, 2018, 09/28/2018, Adult Coloring Club

Musical | Musical Theatre Performance


A special day of concerts celebrating classical music. The event will continue with the musical theatre performance.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Musicals, September 28, 2018, 09/28/2018, Musical Theatre Performance

Lecture | Charismatic Masculine Leadership and Right-Wing Populism in Turkey and Russia: The Cases of Vladimir Putin and Recep Erdoğan


With Betul Balkan Eksi of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
   New York City, NY; NYC
4:30 pm
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Lectures, September 28, 2018, 09/28/2018, Charismatic Masculine Leadership and Right-Wing Populism in Turkey and Russia: The Cases of Vladimir Putin and Recep Erdoğan

Opening Reception | Absence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder: Contemporary Prints


An exhibition of contemporary prints published by the LeRoy Neiman Center for Print Studies, Two Palms, and Tandem Press that push the boundaries of printmaking. David Altmejd, Dasha Shishkin, Nicola López Chris Ofili, and Judy Pfaff.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, September 28, 2018, 09/28/2018, Absence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder: Contemporary Prints

Poetry Reading | Creative Writing Program Alumni Poetry Reading


Joseph O. Legaspi’s collections of poetry include Threshold (2017), Imago (2007). Amy Meng is the author of Bridled (Pleiades Press, 2018) and a Kundiman Fellow. January Gill O'Neil is the author of Misery Islands (CavanKerry Press, 2014), winner of the 2015 Paterson Award for Literary Excellence, and Underlife (CavanKerry Press, 2009). Ben Purkert is the author of For the Love of Endings (Four Way Books, 2018). Emily Jungmin Yoon is the author of A Cruelty Special to Our Species, forthcoming from Ecco. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Poetry Readings, September 28, 2018, 09/28/2018, Creative Writing Program Alumni Poetry Reading

Jazz | Celebration of Jazz arts


A special day of concerts celebrating music. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, September 28, 2018, 09/28/2018, Celebration of Jazz arts

Workshop | Bingo in the Park


BYO food and beverages to this all ages, free to enter, B-I-N-G-O night. A mix of music plays as the numbers roll out and each game winner receives a prize. Fridays, September 7-28, 2018.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Reception | Wintry Mix: 2-Artist Show


Feautrring the work of Nina Beier and John Miller.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, September 28, 2018, 09/28/2018, Wintry Mix: 2-Artist Show

Movie in a Park | Rob Reiner's The Princess Bride (1987) with Cary Elwes, Mandy Patinkin, Robin Wright -- Outdoors


While home sick in bed, a young boy's grandfather reads him a story called "The Princess Bride." 98 min. You should arrive before 7:00 p.m. to get your spot. Feel free to bring a blanket to sit on. Bottled waters are OK, but no glass.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Movie in a Parks, September 28, 2018, 09/28/2018, Rob Reiner's The Princess Bride (1987) with Cary Elwes, Mandy Patinkin, Robin Wright -- Outdoors

Poetry Reading | New and Selected Poems of Cecilia Vicuña


Cecilia Vicuña has embodied a life of political and social activism through poetry, visual art, film and performance. New and Selected Poems of Cecilia Vicuña is a telling of old cultures, modern nation states and lives in exile. In this bilingual collection, Vicuña and her translator, Rose Alcalá, are artist witnesses to a natural world that is a storehouse of sacred words, seeds, threads, and songs.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Poetry Readings, September 28, 2018, 09/28/2018, New and Selected Poems of Cecilia Vicuña

Lecture | Forty-Seven Days: How Pershing's Warriors Came of Age to Defeat the German Army in World War I


Mitchell Yockelson, Chief Historian of The United States World War One Centennial Commission, discusses his book, the gripping account of the U.S. First Army’s astonishing triumph over the Germans in America’s bloodiest battle of the First World War—the Battle of the Meuse-Argonne.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lectures, September 28, 2018, 09/28/2018, Forty-Seven Days: How Pershing's Warriors Came of Age to Defeat the German Army in World War I

Jazz | Jazz performance in the park


NYU musicians perform Jazz in the park.
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7:00 pm
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Concerts, September 28, 2018, 09/28/2018, Jazz performance in the park

Jazz | African rhythms and contemporary jazz


Noller/Sylla brings together traditional West African rhythms and contemporary jazz to create an exciting and accessible mix of pulsing grooves and soaring melodies. The band performs high-energy arrangements of traditional African songs as well as original compositions inspired by West Africa’s vast musical heritage.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
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Concerts, September 28, 2018, 09/28/2018, African rhythms and contemporary jazz

Film | Barbara (2012): Escape from East Germany


About nine years before the fall of the Wall, Barbara, a doctor from Berlin, applies for an exit permit from the GDR. She is arrested and transferred to a provincial hospital after her release in the summer of 1980. While her lover prepares for her escape to the West via the Baltic Sea, Barbara works as a pediatric surgeon, under frequent observation and controls. Her new boss André appears to be cooperating with the state security employees - but how far would he go if a serious case were to occur? Director: Christian Petzold 108 Min.   In German with English subtitles
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, September 28, 2018, 09/28/2018, Barbara (2012): Escape from East Germany

Play | Sueño: Imprisoned by Astrology


Sueño is Obie Award-winning playwright José Rivera's translation and adaptation of Calderón de la Barca's classic Life Is a Dream. Set in 1635, this metaphysical drama—renowned as one of the jewels of the Spanish Golden Age—Sueño follows the life of young Prince Segismundo, heir to the Spanish throne, who is imprisoned at birth when astrologers predict that his reign as king will result in the country's ruin.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Plays, September 28, 2018, 09/28/2018, Sueño: Imprisoned by Astrology

Concert | Jazz music and conversation


An evening of conversation - in words and music - about the rich and fabled history of jazz in Greenwich Village, the other end of the A-Train from Harlem. With bassist Andy McKee, who made his debut in 1983 with the Elvin Jones Jazz Machine at the Village Vanguard; guitarist Vic Juris, who has performed with Dizzy Gillespie, Phil Woods, Michele LeGrand, Sarah Vaughan, and Nancy Wilson; tenor saxophonist Billy Harper, who began his career playing with Gil Evans; and pianist Joanne Brackeen, who began performing professionally aged 12.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, September 28, 2018, 09/28/2018, Jazz music and conversation

Performance | Antigone in Ferguson: Sophocles and Choral Music


Antigone in Ferguson was conceived in the wake of Michael Brown’s death in 2014, through a collaboration between Theater of War Productions and community members from Ferguson, Missouri. Translated and directed by Bryan Doerries and composed by Phil Woodmore, the project fuses a dramatic reading by leading actors of excerpts from Sophocles’s Greek tragedy with live choral music performed by a choir of activists, police officers, youth, and concerned citizens from Ferguson and New York City. The performance is the catalyst for panel and audience-driven discussions on race and social justice, the core component of the event. This multifaceted production will offer a glimpse not only into the effects of the tragedy in Brown’s local community, but also the trauma of police violence and racial injustice in communities of color in New York and across the nation. Local stakeholders and community leaders will participate as panelists, assisting in opening up dialogues with audiences. These guided discussions, which aim to promote healing and bridge the growing divide between law enforcement and local communities, will focus on the impact of racialized violence against communities of color, and the legacies of the tragic deaths of Michael Brown, as well as Eric Garner, Amadou Diallo, Sean Bell, Saheed Vassell, and numerous other victims. The presentation will feature a rotating roster of acclaimed actors, including Samira Wiley (The Handmaid’s Tale), who will reprise the role she portrayed in the premiere of Antigone in Ferguson presented on the stage of Michael Brown’s high school in Ferguson in 2016. Other cast members include: Paul Giamatti (Billions), Tamara Tunie (Law & Order: SVU), David Strathairn (Good Night, and Good Luck), Adepero Oduye (12 Years a Slave), Frankie Faison (The Wire) and Kathryn Erbe (Law & Order: Criminal Intent). Each week will feature a different group of actors. Tuesdays through Saturdays, September 13-October 13, 2018.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Performances, September 28, 2018, 09/28/2018, Antigone in Ferguson: Sophocles and Choral Music

Play | Eve of Retirement: Collaborating with the Nazis


Eve of Retirement represents not only an artistic masterpiece but also a political and social catharsis for the Slovak nation, whose government collaborated with the Nazi regime during the so-called Slovak state (1939–1945). The production may be characterized as metaphorical realism showing this “evil” and its historical recurrence. Playwright Thomas Bernhard is one of the most important German-language authors of the postwar era. He pushes his contempt for Austria as a nest of unregenerate Nazis and anti-Semites to an outrageous extreme in the play. Presented by: Astorka Korzo ́90 Theatre Director: Juraj Nvota Cast: Peter Simun, Zuzana Kronerova, Marta Sladeckova The production was awarded Grand Prix as Best Production at the New Drama Festival of Contemporary Slovak and World Drama 2006 organized by The Theatre Institute in Bratislava.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
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Plays, September 28, 2018, 09/28/2018, Eve of Retirement: Collaborating with the Nazis

Comedy Club | An Evening of Standup Comedy


A standup comedy show featuring comics who have appeared on NBC, TruTV, Comedy Central and more.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Classical Music | Orchestral works by Debussy, Saint-Saëns and Haydn


NYU02, orchestra; Adam Glaser, conductor. Program Kabalevsky (1904-1987) Overture to Colas Breugnon, Op. 24 Mahler (1860-1911) Adagietto from Symphony No. 5 De Falla (1876-1946) The Three-Cornered Hat, Suite No. 2 Dvořák (1841-1904) Symphony No. 8 in G major, Op. 88
   New York City, NY; NYC
8:00 pm
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Concerts, September 28, 2018, 09/28/2018, Orchestral works by Debussy, Saint-Saëns and Haydn
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