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Sergei Prokofiev: Sonata for Two Violins in C major, Op. 56, performed by Brian Hong and Alexi Kenney, violins and filmed by Mike Grittani during the 2019 NEXUS Chamber Music Festival. Tickets for NEXUS Chamber Music Festival Season 5 are on sale now here.


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