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2018 Winners Concert - Astral National Auditions

Oct 09, 2018
7:00 PM

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The capstone of the Astral National Auditions, Astral’s newest artists debut at the 2018 Winners Concert, in a showcase of masterful 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.


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

with Jason Wirth, piano


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


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


Based in Philadelphia, Astral is a national organization that specializes in developing the early 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 its National Auditions to select new talent for its esteemed roster

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