PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Plainfield Symphony Orchestra, led by maestro Charles Prince, will close out its 2017-2018 season this Saturday with Mahler’s 9th Symphony.

Mahler, born in 1860, composed his Symphony No. 9 between 1908 and 1909, and it was the last symphony that he completed. The work is scored for large orchestra in four movements, unconventionally beginning and concluding with slow movements.

In May 2017, Prince said of the upcoming performance, "I expect you all to be in this very space because, as you can imagine, it is my favorite composer… my only composer." 

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Tickets can be purchased at www.plainfieldsymphony.org and at the door.  The concert will held at Crescent Avenue Presbyterian Church, located at 716 Watchung Ave. at 7 p.m.

A Conductor's Circle After Party will be held immediately after the concert to honor supporters Craig Bowman and John Stewart Jr.  Tickets for the After Party can be purchased on the website.

The Plainfield Symphony Orchestra is New Jersey's oldest community symphony, and the third oldest in the country.