There was too much talent to squeeze into a single show, so we continue our programming of Astral Artists this week. Astral, a management agency that finds hot talent through competitive auditions, tends the careers of these young artists while they continue to develop their artistic voices. Pianist Michael Mizrahi starts the show off with a bang: Kernis's Superstar Etude No. 1. (Does he wear a cape while performing? You never know on the radio…) Then we shift gears to the sound of strings. The Jasper String Quartet takes us back to Beethoven before showing us what Kernis can do with a String Quartet.
Aaron J. Kernis - Superstar Etude No. 1 (Michael Mizrahi, piano)
Beethoven - Quartet in C, Op. 59 No. 3 (Jasper String Quartet)
Aaron J. Kernis - String Quartet No.2, Finale (Jasper String Quartet)