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The Huntsville Symphony Orchestra’s Classical Series resumes this Saturday (1/20/18) at the Mark C. Smith concert hall at the VBC. The concert features Brahms’ popular “Variations on a Theme by Haydn,” Alban Berg’s touching Violin Concerto and Beethoven’s majestic Seventh Symphony. Maestro Gregory Vajda and guest soloist, Finnish violin virtuoso Elina Vähälä joined Ginny Kennedy to talk about the concert and Ms. Vähälä’s earliest years as a violinist. More information about the concert is at www.hso.org.

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