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Astral Artists & Symphony in C

Mar 10, 2016
7:30 PM

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Beyond Barber: Composing Philadelphia, Thursday, 03/10/2016, 7:30 PM, Perelman Theater
Presented by Astral & Symphony in C in celebration of The Presser Foundation's 75th Anniversary. 

Astral and Symphony in C team up to celebrate the great wealth and diversity of musical output by composers with ties to our city. Samuel Barber's Violin Concerto is a cornerstone of the repertoire, and the festive program also spotlights Astral artists as soloists in rich and colorful works by Melinda Wagner, Michael Djupstrom, and Venezuelan-born Efraín Amaya. 

Nikki Chooi, violin
Benito Meza, clarinet
Henry Kramer, piano
Symphony in C
Stilian Kirov, Music Director 

Michael Djupstrom Suite from The Wedding (2013) (World premiere)
Samuel Barber Violin Concerto
Efraín Amaya "Wuaraira Repano" clarinet concerto (Philadelphia premiere)
Melinda Wagner "Extremity of Sky" piano concerto (Philadelphia premiere) 

Supported in part by The Presser Foundation in celebration of its 75th Anniversary.