Based in Philadelphia, Astral is a national organization that specializes in developing the careers of extraordinary musicians with the potential to be change-makers in classical music. Our programs cultivate future artistic leadership while contributing to Philadelphia’s cultural and under-resourced communities.
Each year Astral hosts the National Auditions to select new talent for our esteemed roster. Astral’s newest artists debut at the Winners Concert in a showcase of virtuosic artistry. Be the first to discover the finest rising-star classical musicians of their generation in the splendid surroundings of the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts.

2018 WINNERS CONCERT

THE ASTRAL NATIONAL AUDITIONS

Tuesday, October 9, 2018, 7:00pm

Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts
300 South Broad Street, Philadelphia

CONCERT TICKETS – $35

Seating is general admission.

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Or call Ticket Philadelphia at 215.893.1999
*additional fees apply*

Winners Concert ticket included in both GRAND and CENTER CITY CONCERTS subscriptions.

ARTISTS

Eric Huckins, horn
Antonina Styczen, flute
Hannah Tarley, violin
Vera Quartet, string quartet

with Jason Wirth, piano


PROGRAM

Hannah Tarley, violin
Camille Saint-Saëns (1835–1931) Introduction et Rondo Capriccioso, Op. 28
Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873–1943) Vocalise

Eric Huckins, horn
Vaclav Nelhybel (1919–1996) Scherzo Concertante
Nick DiBerardino (b. 1989) With Pinions of Immense Desire
Steven Franklin (b. 1995) Bagatelle

INTERMISSION

Antonina Styczen, flute
Sergei Prokofiev (1891–1953) Flute Sonata, Op. 94; I. Moderato, II. Scherzo
Robert Dick (b. 1950) Fish Are Jumping

Vera Quartet, string quartet
Luigi Boccherini (1743–1805) String Quartet, Op. 32, No. 5 in G minor; I. Allegro comodo
Joaquín Turina (1882–1949) La oración del torero, Op. 34
Maurice Ravel (1875–1937) String Quartet in F Major, IV; Vif et agité


POST-CONCERT CELEBRATION

Following the performance, meet the auditions winners over cocktails and seasonal desserts at The Union League of Philadelphia. Tickets cost $150 per person and do not include the concert.

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For further questions about reservations contact Nicholas Masters at nicholas@astralartists.org or 215.735.6999.

EVENT DETAILS
The Union League of Philadelphia
140 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA  19102

ATTIRE
Please refer to The Union League’s dress code.

Evening proceeds benefit Astral’s artistic and community programs in Philadelphia.