Sarasota and Astral Artists Highlights

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Sarasota Music Festival takes place in the Sarasorta Opera House

This week on the Young Artists Showcase, Bob Sherman brings us bonus performances from the Sarasota Music Festival and an Astral Artists Competition winners concert.  In addition to works by Stravinsky and Smetana, we also hear two Rachmaninoff romances played by Sphinx Competition winner Annelle Kazumi Gregory.

This episode of Young Artists Showcase will aired on Friday May 19.

Rachmaninoff-Heifetz: It’s Peaceful Here
--Annelle Gregory, violin; Alexander Sinchuk, piano

Rachmaninoff: Song of Grusia
--Annelle K. Gregory, violin; Alexander Sinchuk, piano

Stravinsky: The Soldier’s March, Soldier’s Violin, and The Devil’s Dance from L’Histoire du Soldat
--Bixby Kennedy, clarinet; Yu Chao Weng, violin; Wayne Ching, piano

Dvorak: String Quintet No. 2 in G Major, Op. 77, I. Allegro con fuoco
--Linda Lee, violin; Ayrton Pisco, violin; Spencer Ingersoll, viola; Minji Kim, cello; and Kelvin Ng, bass

Smetana: Piano Trio in G Minor, Op. 15
--Ayano Ninomiya, violin; Clancy Newman, cello; Alexander Moutouzkine, piano