Winners of Astral Artists Auditions, Part I

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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

The Young Artists Showcase goes back to the city of brotherly love with the Philadelphia-based Astral Artists. Founded in 1992, the organization has nurtured and developed young, talented artists from around the world. On this first of two programs featuring Astral Artists, we’ll hear music by Granados, Piazzolla and Brazil’s Jacob de Bandolim, alongside music by Mendelssohn, Prokofiev and Poulenc.

Program details:

Granados: El Amor y la Muerte
Prokofiev: Sonata Mp/ 7, finale
— Sara Daneshpour, piano.

Ginastera: Cancion y Danza
— Angel Hsiao, flute; with string ensemble.

Piazzolla: Cafe, 1930
Heraclio Fernandez: Venezuelan dance
David Bruce: Caja de Musica (The Music Box)
Jacob de Bandolim: Suite of Traditional Street Songs
— Benito Meza, clarinet; Bridget Kibbey, harp; Gabriel Globus-Heinrich, percussion.

Mendelssohn: Allegro Brilliant in A
Poulenc: Valse Musette
— Varshavski-Shapiro Piano Duo.

Hindemith: Sonata, Op. 11 No. 4 (excerpt)
— Ayane Kozasa, viola; Michael Djupstrom, piano.

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