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Venice Baroque Orchestra

Saturday, February 28, 2015 8:00 PM
Renée & Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall

Series Name: Go For Baroque Mini Series

Donna L. Kendall Classical Series
Featured Artist Sponsor: Deborah and Richard Polonsky

Grammy-nominated Israeli mandolinist Avi Avital and the Venice Baroque Orchestra explore the works of Italian composers Vivaldi, Marcello, Geminiani, and Paisiello for mandolin and strings. Internationally regarded for his performances at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Berlin Philharmonic Hall, and Wigmore Hall, Avi Avital became the first mandolin player to receive a Grammy nomination in the “Best Instrumental Soloist” category for his recording of Avner Dorman’s Mandolin Concerto.

Recognized as one of the premier ensembles devoted to period instrument performance, the Venice Baroque Orchestra is committed to the rediscovery of 17th- and 18th-century masterpieces and has given the modern-day premieres of works by Vivaldi, Cavalli, Boccherini, and Marcello, among others. The orchestra has an extensive discography with the Sony and Deutsche Grammophon labels, for which they have been honored with the Diapason d'Or, Choc du Monde de la Musique, Echo Award, and the Edison Award.

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Venice Baroque Orchestra
Avi Avital, mandolin

Artist CD Signing
Avi Avital will be signing CDs in the concert hall lobby during intermission.


VIVALDI: Sinfonia in C major for strings and basso continuo, RV 114
VIVALDI: Sinfonia in D minor for strings and basso continuo, RV 127
VIVALDI: Concerto for lute in D major, RV 93
MARCELLO: Sinfonia in G major for strings and basso continuo
VIVALDI: Double concerto for mandolin and recorder in G major, RV 532 (originally for two mandolins)
GEMINIANI: Concerto grosso for strings in D minor, “La Follia”
VIVALDI: Concerto for mandolin in C major, RV 425
PAISIELLO: Concerto for mandolin in E-flat major
VIVALDI: Concerto in G minor, “Summer,” RV 315, from The Four Seasons

Pre-Concert Lecture

Pre-concert lecture by Howard Posner, 7pm

Education Program

Plucked Strings Workshop with Avi Avital
Saturday, February 28 @ 11am-1pm
Studio Performance Space in the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall

Both guitar and mandolin players, amateurs and professionals alike, will find value in this workshop on performance practice and the art of transcribing for your instrument.

FREE to attend, and open to the public. RSVP by emailing


John Mangum, President and Artistic Director of the Philharmonic Society, discusses the upcoming presentation of Grammy-nominated mandolinist Avi Avital with the Venice Baroque Orchestra.

Avi Avital and Venice Baroque Orchestra perform "Summer" from Vivaldi's Four Seasons.

Trailer for Avi Avital's debut album on Deutsche Grammophon including transcriptions of Bach's Violin Concerto BWV 1041, the Keyboard Concertos BWV 1052 and 1056, and a Flute Sonata in an arrangement for mandolin, lute, and cello.

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