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“Two Cellists in a Parking Lot” With Cellist & Composer Thomas Kraines

From the Philadelphia Inquirer:

Two Cellists in a Parking Lot. (Oct. 5, 990 Spring Garden St.). Spaces in and around the Rail Park, a post-industrial patch of lower North Philadelphia taking shape as an urban park, are the setting for Site/Sound, a fall festival of free music, dance, performance art, film, installations, and more slated for Oct. 5-19. One particularly promising event brings together Thomas Kraines, cellist in the Daedalus Quartet, and Syrian-born cellist and composer Kinan Abou-afach in works by Abou-afach that draw on both classical Western and Arab music styles. They play in a parking lot — next to a viaduct section planners hope to capture for a future phase of an expanded Rail Park project. (215-685-0750,

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