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Avi Avital

November 10 , 7:00 pm

Presented by Orpheus:

KSENIJA SIDOROVA, ACCORDION
AVI AVITAL, MANDOLIN

WAXMAN – Sinfonietta for Strings and Timpani (1955)

ROTA – Canzona (1935)

BACH – Concerto for Violin & Oboe, BWV 1060R (arranged for Accordion & Mandolin by
Paul Chihara)

B. WALLFISCH – Concerto for Mandolin & Accordion
(Orpheus Commission)

RÓZSA – Hungarian Serenade, Op. 25 (1945)

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About Avi Avital:

The first mandolin soloist to be nominated for a classical Grammy, Avi Avital is one of the foremost ambassadors for his instrument. Passionate and “explosively charismatic” (New York Times) in live performance, he is a driving force behind the reinvigoration of the mandolin repertory. More than 90 contemporary compositions, 15 of them concertos, have been written for him, while his inspired re-imaginings of music for other instruments include the arrangements heard on his 2014 recording Between Worlds. Enhanced by his infectious spirit of adventure and the warm rapport he fosters with his audience, Avital’s championship of his instrument is taking the mandolin centre stage. “The exciting part of being a classical mandolin player,” he says, “is that it opens a wide field for creative freedom. When I commission new pieces and engage with different musical styles, I feel that I am bringing to light new faces of this unique instrument, uncovering what is hiding there.”

Details

Date:
November 10
Time:
7:00 pm
Event Category:

Venue

Carnegie Hall, Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage
881 7th Ave.
Manhattan,