Thank you for joining us as we embarked on a season of empowering the next generation of artists to create in a digital space. Astral Nova featured seven digital events over the course of the 2020/2021 season.

We can’t wait to rejoin our audiences in-person with our Center City Concerts series as well as Astral Circle – we are planning our 2021/2022 and will be announcing details in during the summer months.

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Center City Concerts

Center City Concert December 5, 2021 3pm Beomjae Kim, flute

Beomjae Kim presents an exciting recital of works for flute, including the premiere of composer Shawn Okpebholo's new work based on celebrated African American painter Henry O. Tanner's "The Thankful Poor". With pianist Min Young Kang.

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Center City Concert January 9, 2022 3pm Timothy Chooi, violin

Queen Elisabeth International Violin Competition Winner Timothy Chooi premieres his new Astral Micro Commission by composer Carle Wirshba, based on their shared love of Japanese anime. Timothy will be joined by Astral laureate pianist Sejoon Park.

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Center City Concert February 9, 2022 7pm Emily Levin, harp

Dallas Symphony Principal Harpist, Emily Levin presents an innovative program featuring the live premiere of her Astral Micro Commission by composer (and frequent collaborator) Jonathan Cziner.

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Center City Concert April 10, 2022 3pm Rachel O’Brien, harp

Rachel O'Brien explores her own Appalachian roots with a program of folk-influenced works centering around a new Astral Micro Commission by composer Steven Snowden that reimagines the harp in light of bluegrass mandolin traditions.

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Center City Concert April 22, 2022 7pm Ronaldo Rolim, piano

Brazilian pianist Ronaldo Rolim's solo recital will feature a new Astral Micro Commission by composer Thomas Kotcheff along with works by Schumann, Poulenc, and Scriabin.

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Center City Concert May 7, 2022 7pm Brittany Lasch, trombone

Brittany Lasch's program features a major new work for trombone and piano by rising star Reena Esmail, supported by a consortium led by Astral's Micro Commissioning program.

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Center City Concert May 22, 2022 3pm Thomas Mesa, cello

Recent STRINGS Magazine cover artist Thomas Mesa presents a recital with pianist Michelle Cann featuring new music from their duo album to be released in the Summer of 2022. The program includes three commissions for solo cello supported by the Astral Micro Commissioning program by composers Andrea Casarrubios, Carlos Simon, and Stephanie Anne Boyd.

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Astral Circle