Folk Inspirations: Avi Avital, mandolin and Bridget Kibbey, harp

Two performances: Monday, February 24 and Tuesday, February 25

Bach: Flute Sonata in E-Flat Major, BWV 1031
Manuel de Falla: Siete canciones populares españolas
Marc Lavry: Three Jewish Dances, Op. 192
CPE Bach: Violin Sonata in G Minor, H. 542.5
Tchaikovsky: The Seasons, Op. 37a
Joaquín Rodrigo: Cuatro madrigales amatorios

The unique combination of mandolin and harp brings to life a program ranging from Bach to folk tunes from Spain to the Middle East to South America, all in new arrangements. Travel the world with these two virtuosos, teaming up for a scintillating program.

“Much as Andres Segovia brought the classical guitar into the concert hall, the Israeli virtuoso Avi Avital is doing the same with the mandolin.” — Los Angeles Times

“[Bridget Kibbey] makes it seem as though her instrument had been waiting all its life to explode with the gorgeous colors and energetic figures she was getting from it.” — The New York Times

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