Avi Avital isn’t just any mandolin player! Avital was the very first mandolin player ever to be nominated for a Grammy Award, in 2010. With its lively sound and energetic playing style, B’Rock is the perfect match. Together, the soloist and orchestra guarantee serious fireworks in these already fiery concertos by Italian Baroque composers. Giovanni Sollima’s Concerto for mandolin, written for Avi Avital, adds a vigorous contemporary touch. It is played here in a stunning version for the Baroque string orchestra. “The words ‘superstar’ and ‘mandolinist’ still look odd next to each other. Yet in the classical world they are starting to be joined with some frequency … Avi Avital … was nothing short of electric.” (The New York Times). A concert to look forward to!
A. Vivaldi: Concerto in C major for mandolin and strings, RV 425 | Concerto in D major for lute and strings, RV 93 | E. Barbella: Concerto in D major for mandolin and strings | F. Durante: Concerto in g minor for strings | P. Locatelli: Concerto grosso in g minor | G. Sollima: Concerto for mandolin
B’Rock | Avi Avital: mandolin & artistic leader