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The Huntsville Symphony Orchestra's Classical series continues tonight (10/19) at the Mark C. Smith Concert Hall at the Von Braun Center. Guest pianist Katherine Chi returns to Huntsville to play the sprightly Piano Concerto no. 2 of Shostakovich. She joined Maestro Gregory Vajda and Ginny Kennedy to talk about the concert which also includes Prokofiev's Classical Symphony and Tchaikovsky's Symphony no. 5. Tickets and information are available at

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