Wednesday March 20th, 2024, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

World Cafe Live
3025 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

On Wednesday March 20, 2024 over 100 guests enjoyed cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, silent and live auction, and most importantly, music.
We are grateful to World Cafe Live for being our venue for this annual star-studded event that this year raised a record amount in support of our mission. Thank you to our generous Sponsors listed below, guests, and attendees.

Additionally, our gratitude goes to:
Host, Jonathan Beyer uproariously guided us through the evening’s festivities, while also gracing us with his lush baritone singing.
Soprano, Sage DeAgro-Ruopp displayed her vocal artistry and brilliance.
Guitarist Hao Yang, stepping in at the last moment was superbly virtuosic with her set, and the audience was so enthralled that you could hear a pin drop.
And our headliner of the night, Pianist and Astral Laureate, Henry Kramer.  Henry rounded out the evening’s concert with a performance that was equal parts dynamism and elegance in works that included Rachmaninoff and Still.

It was certainly a tremendous night to remember, and we look forward to seeing you next year!

All proceeds from the Spring Showcase Gala go toward supporting Astral’s programs, including Classroom Classics, Community Classics, Astral In Concert, the Astral Commissioning Program, and Artist Professional Development. In giving to this event, you are contributing to our vision that Astral Artists are the leading performers, innovators, and voices in their art forms, expanding and enriching the reach, definition, and significance of classical music.

For more information, please contact Astral Director of Operations Elysa DiMauro at 215-735-6999 or elysa@astralartists.org.

Cosmos Sponsors

Gold Sound Media

John & Brenda Wright

Galaxy Sponsors

Carole Haas Gravagno

The Mann Center for the Performing Arts – Catherine Cahill

Neal Krouse & Karl Fong

Susan P. Mucciarone

Prudent Management Associates

Gina Range

Jacobs Music

William Schaefer & Diane Umbenhauer

Keith R. Straw

Tom Vernon & Pat West

Constellation Sponsors

Lisa & Michael Aronson

N. Judith Broudy

Tony & Dede Brown

Joan Chait

Charlie & Sue Davidson

Al & JoAnne DiSanto

Charles C. & Judith D. Freyer

Joan & William Goldstein

Dr. Karen H. C. Huang & Paul H. L. Chou

Susan & Richard Huffman

Isdaner & Company LLC

Joe Kluger & Susan Lewis

Karen Kruza & Richard Quinn

Christopher B. & Evie Merritt

Suzanne Root

Corey & Jonne Smith

Lourdes Starr

Mark N. Steinberger & Ann C. Lebowitz

Stanford Thompson

William Untereker

Lou & Cele Vilardo

Dr. R. J. Wallner

David Wolfsohn & Alexandra Gignoux

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