Return to Philadelphia, Part 2

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This week's Young Artists Showcase is another return to Philadelphia for more from recent concerts presented by Astral Artists. Since 1992, Astral Artists has held annual auditions for exceptional young classical artists, often presenting their Philadelphia recital debut.

Last week the Young Artists Showcase presented flutist Angel Hsiao, a winner of the Astral Artists annual auditions, and introduced pianist Ilya Poletaev. This week, from her concert at the Trinity Center for Urban Life in Philadelphia, hear Hsiao perform the sumptuous Suite for Flute and Piano, Op 34 by Charles-Marie Widor.

Then we return to the Russian pianist Poletaev. Now an assistant professor at McGill University, he’s also lectured on sacred and early music at Yale. Poletaev introduced his performance from the stage of the Trinity Center, describing Robert Schumann’s Humoresque as "a personal diary ... a confession."

Program details:

Charles-Marie Widor: Suite for Flute and Piano, Op 34
— Angel Hsiao, flute; Alexander Moutouzkine, piano.

Schumann: Humoresque, Op. 20
— Ilya Poletaev, piano.

(encore) Schumann: "Abschied" ("Farewell") from Waldszenen Op. 82
— Ilya Poletaev, piano.

Live 2012 recordings from the Trinity Center for Urban Life in Philadelphia.