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Folk duo performs in Bucks Symphony Orchestra Pops concert



Husband-and-wife folk music duo Jay Ungar and Molly Mason will be featured in Bucks County Symphony Orchestra’s annual Pops Concert, “Celebrate America!”

The Bucks County Symphony Orchestra, under the leadership of Music Director Gary S. Fagin, holds its annual Pops Concert, “Celebrate America!” featuring the husband-and-wife folk music duo Jay Ungar and Molly Mason.

The concert will be held in the Delaware Valley University Student Center Auditorium at 5 p.m. Sunday, March 19. Sponsors are Malmark, Inc. and QNB.

Ungar and Mason are well-known on the American acoustic music scene, performing music that can be characterized as the heart and soul of American roots music.

Ken Burns chose Ungar’s “Ashokan Farewell” as the theme for his PBS series, “The Civil War.” Ungar and Mason have been invited to perform on “A Prairie Home Companion” on numerous occasions.

Their recordings feature such diverse genres as Stephen Foster songs; romantic fiddle music from Appalachian, Scandinavian, Celtic, and Klezmer traditions; American dance music with a focus on country blues and swing; and waltzes that have become their signature pieces.

They also have appeared on “CBS This Morning,” “The Rosie O’Donnell Show,” “All Things Considered,” and the BBC’s “Transatlantic Sessions.” They have performed at the White House for two presidents and continue to tour extensively.

Seating for the Pops Concert is cabaret style, at tables of 10. Concertgoers are encouraged to bring food and drink to enjoy before and during the concert. Doors open at 3:30 p.m., and the music begins at 5 p.m. For information and reservations, call 215-460-4317 or visit BucksCountySymphony.org.

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