For Immediate Release:|
March 7 and May 9
Brandywine Conservancy Executive Director Virginia Logan says, "It is a joy to experience the stellar talent of these exciting new performers in such a beautiful setting and acoustically live space." Astral Artists' founder and president, Vera Wilson, adds, "I strongly believe that all art disciplines are inspired by one another and so it was wonderful to receive an invitation from the Brandywine River Museum to present our superb emerging Astral artists to their members."
On March 7, Grammy-nominated pianist Andrius Zlabys, began his early piano instruction in his native Lithuania and has also studied at the Curtis Institute of Music. He has appeared as a soloist with the New York Philharmonic, Boston Symphony and Cleveland Orchestra. Zlabys will play works by Grieg, Franck and Brahms.
On May 9, pianist Michael Djupstrom and violist Ayane Kozasa will present a program of works by Enescu, Porter, Schubert and an original composition by Djupstrom entitled Walimai. Composer and pianist Djupstrom has won awards from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the American Composers Forum. He has performed throughout the United States, United Kingdom, France, China and Japan. Ayane Kozasa's performances have been broadcast on Philadelphia's WHYY. She currently studies at the Curtis Institute of Music.
Galleries open at 6 p.m. There will be light refreshments and a cash bar. Admission is $25 for adults, $20 for members and students. Tickets may be purchased online, at the museum admission desk or by calling 610-388-2700.
Pictured left to right: Andrius Zlabys, Ayane Kozasa (photo credit Peter Checchia) and Michael Djupstrom