Announcements

Astral to debut its 2018 National Auditions Winners

PHILADELPHIA, PA—On October 9, Astral will debut its four 2018 National Auditions winners at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. Eric Huckins, horn; Antonina Styczeń, flute; Hannah Tarley, violin; and the Vera Quartet, string quartet. Selected from an initial pool of applicants from across the U.S., and following a competitive audition and interview process, (read more…)

Astral & WRTI Co-Present Their First Annual Block Party In Midtown Village

PHILADELPHIA, PA—On Saturday, September 15, 2018, 3:00-5:00pm (Rain date: Sunday, September 16, 3:00-5:00pm), Astral and WRTI team up for a free block party in Midtown Village in the 1213 Walnut Street corridor to celebrate classical music in Philly in a fun and family-friendly outdoor event. Emceed by WRTI host Debra Lew Harder, visitors will enjoy (read more…)

Program & Community Partnerships Manager

We are looking for a full-time Program & Community Partnerships Manager to oversee Astral’s service learning programs and artist-developed projects. This position will have a high degree of responsibility running Astral’s education and community engagement programs in schools and adult care communities. The ideal candidate will be an excellent project manager and will have experience (read more…)

2018 NATIONAL AUDITIONS WINNERS

PHILADELPHIA, PA — Astral is pleased to announce the winners of its 2018 National Auditions. Selected from an initial pool of applicants from across the United States, and following a competitive audition and interview process, four exceptionally gifted rising-star artists have been invited to join Astral’s prestigious roster. They are: VIOLIN Hannah Tarley STRING QUARTET (read more…)

ASTRAL ANNOUNCES 2018 NATIONAL AUDITIONS PANELISTS

PHILADELPHIA, PA—Astral announces the panelists for its 2018 National Auditions in the woodwinds & brass, piano, strings, and small chamber ensemble disciplines. The auditions will take place in Philadelphia on May 29, 30, and 31. The independent panel, comprised of industry-leading musicians, managers, and presenters, will adjudicate the live auditions and recommend artists to be (read more…)

Astral selects 2018 National Auditions Participants

PHILADELPHIA, PA—Astral congratulates the following artists who have been invited to compete in the Astral 2018 National Auditions. The live auditions will take place in Philadelphia on May 29, 30, and 31. An independent panel of industry leading musicians, agents, and presenters will adjudicate the live auditions and recommend artists to be passed on to (read more…)

Astral announces 2018/2019 season

PHILADELPHIA, PA—Astral announces its 2018/2019 Astral In Concert season. The season features Astral’s signature Center City Concerts series, which presents programming of time-honored masterworks, rarely heard chamber music gems, and new works made possible by Astral’s Micro-Commissioning Program. Astral also continues both its popular Astral Circle salon series in homes in and around Philadelphia, and its Astral At (read more…)

Astral announces new Artistic Director

PHILADELPHIA, PA—Astral announces today that composer Dan Visconti, who served as Astral’s Artistic Advisor for the past season, will move into the role of Artistic Director at the start of the 2017-2018 season. As part of the staff leadership, Visconti will help lead Astral’s programming into the future, to develop a vision for the modern (read more…)

2017 NATIONAL AUDITIONS WINNERS

PHILADELPHIA, PA, June 15, 2017—Astral is pleased to announce the winners of its 2017 National Auditions. Selected from an initial pool of applicants from across the United States, and following a competitive audition and interview process, six exceptionally gifted rising-star artists have been invited to join Astral’s prestigious roster. They are: CELLO Zlatomir Fung Thomas (read more…)

2017 NATIONAL AUDITIONS – PANELISTS ANNOUNCED

PHILADELPHIA, PA—Astral announces the panelists for its 2017 National Auditions in the strings, piano, woodwinds, and small chamber ensemble disciplines. The auditions will take place in Philadelphia on June 5, 6, and 7. The independent panel, comprised of industry-leading musicians, managers, and presenters, will adjudicate the live auditions and recommend artists to be passed on (read more…)