Astral Artists, Part 2

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Luosha Fang of Astral Artists is one of several performers featured in this episode.

This week on the Young Artists Showcase, we continue our two-part series featuring the talented young Astral Artists. A mentoring program that specializes in nurturing the careers of emerging artists, Astral celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2017.

This program features a wide variety of music, from Bach to Pedro Iturralde, performed live at the Trinity Center for Urban Life in Philadelphia. Violinist Luosha Fang and pianist Ilya Poletaev play selections by Bach, Elliott Carter, and Alfred Schnittke. Saxophonist Jonathan Wintringham is joined by his colleague at the Eastman School of Music, pianist Pi-Lin Ni, as well as his saxophone ensemble, the East End Quartet, for music by Piazzolla and others.

Tune in on Wednesday at 9 pm for the Young Artists Showcase.

Program:

Bach: Sonata No. 4 for Violin and Piano in C minor, IV. Allegro
— Luosha Fang, violin; Ilya Poletaev, piano

Carter: Four Lauds for solo violin, IV. Fantasy – Remembering Roger
— Luosha Fang, violin

Schnittke: Gratulations Rondo
— Luosha Fang, violin; Ilya Poletaev, piano

Demersseman: Fantaisie sur un thème original – (Fantasy on an original theme)
— Jonathan Wintringham, saxophone; Pi-Lin Ni, piano

Iturralde: Pequeño Czarda
— Jonathan Wintringham, saxophone; Pi-Lin Ni, piano

Piazzolla: Otoño Porteño (Autumn)
— East End Quartet: Jonathan Wintringham, soprano saxophone; Myles Boothroyd, alto saxophone; Matthew Amedio, tenor saxophone; Luninobu Bando, baritone saxophone; Pi-Lin Ni, piano

Enescu: Violin Sonata in A minor, “Torso”
— Luosha Fang, violin; Ilya Poletaev, piano