New Ideas

Sunday, March 20, 2011 3:00pm
Trinity Center for Urban Life
2212 Spruce Street, Philadelphia

Benjamin Beilman, violin
Teng Li, viola
Susan Babini, cello
Bridget Kibbey, harp
Jasmine Choi, flute
Don Liuzzi, percussion
Dísella Làrusdóttir, soprano
Debra Scurto-Davis, piano

Holst Terzetto
Aaron Jay Kernis Simple Songs *
Lou Harrison Suite for Cello and Harp
Aaron Jay Kernis La Danza (World première)
Dohnányi Serenade for String Trio

The concert explores the colorful worlds created by great contemporary composers, and features the culmination of Aaron Jay Kernis’ residency with Astral – a world premiere written for Astral artists by the Pulitzer Prize winner. Also featured are works by Holst, Dohnányi, and Lou Harrison, and violinist Benjamin Beilman makes his first appearance on Astral’s series since winning the prestigious 2010 Montréal Competition.