CALENDAR
Classical
Wed / Nov 8, 2017

Avi Avital

with The Knights and Kinan Azmeh

Location: The Broad Stage - Main Stage

The trailblazing mandolin virtuoso Avi Avital and soulful clarinetist and composer Kinan Azmeh team up with The Knights for an extraordinary collaboration. Program to feature original, baroque and romantic masterworks, all grounded in the classical tradition and crossing boundaries into the worlds of Middle Eastern, Balkan, klezmer and jazz. 

PROGRAM

Suite Upon One Note:
Improvisation Upon One Note....................... Kinan Azmeh/Avi Avital/The Knights
Fantasia Upon One Note .............................................Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
“La Camera Bianca” from Viaggio in Italia .................... Giovanni Sollima (b. 1962)
 
Avi Avital, mandolin Kinan Azmeh, clarinet
 
Lullaby and Doina ...............................................................Osvaldo Golijov (b. 1960)
 
Alex Sopp, flute Kinan Azmeh, clarinet
 
Concerto No. 1 in D Minor BWV 1052 for Harpsichord, Strings and Continuo...............................................J.S. Bach (arr. Avital) (1685-1750)
        I. Allegro
        II. Adagio
        III. Allegro
 
Avi Avital, mandolin
 
There will be one 15-minute intermission.
 
Der Hirt auf dem Felsen
(The Shepherd on the Rock) ........................Franz Schubert (arr. Jacobsen) (1798-1828)
 
Avi Avital, mandolin Kinan Azmeh, clarinet Alex Sopp, flute
 
Concertino Grosso (World Premiere) ............................................ Kinan Azmeh (b. 1967)
(Co-commissioned by Carnegie Hall, University of Santa Barbara and University of Indiana at Bloomington)
 
“November 22nd” from Suite for Improvisers and Orchestra.....................Kinan Azmeh
 
Ascending Bird ...........................................................................Colin Jacobsen (b. 1978) Siamak Aghaei (b. 1974)


Photograph ©Harald Hoffman / DG

Avi Avital at The Broad Stage supported by a generous gift from Lloyd E. Rigler – Lawrence E. Deutsch Foundation.

 

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