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Dvorak’ “New World Symphony” & Sibelius Violin Concert

Hosted by the Consul of the Madrid Philosophy-of-Life Group
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Took place 2 months ago
Sat 11 Nov 19:30 - 21:30

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After the concert we have a nice glas with some tapas to share in one of the closed bars behind the auditorium.