Avi Avital, mandolin
Bridget Kibbey, harp

Thursday, February 13, 2020 - 7:30 pm
Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center

Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center

300 South Broad Street Learn More

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About This Performance

The “explosively charismatic” (New York Times) Avi Avital is a driving force behind the reinvigoration of the mandolin repertory. His inspired re-imaginings of music for other instruments are enhanced by his adventurous spirit and his warm rapport with audiences. Harpist Bridget Kibbey similarly imbues her instrument with “outsized personality and ethereal purity” (Atlanta Journal-Constitution), making this a pairing of rare creativity delivered with infectious energy and grace.

Bach: Sonata in E-Flat Major, BWV 1031
de Falla: Siete Canciones Populares Españolas
Lavry: Three Jewish Dances
CPE Bach: Sonata in G Minor, H 542.5
Tchaikovsky: The Seasons, Op. 37a
RodrigoCuatro madrigales amatorios

The Artist(s)

Avi Avital
Avi Avital, mandolin
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,… Read More
Bridget Kibbey
Bridget Kibbey, harp
Called the "Yo-Yo Ma of the harp," Bridget Kibbey explodes the instrument's capabilities via innovative programming and touring projects. From exploring the intricacies of baroque ornamentation to the lush virtuosity of the French Belle Époque to the rhythmic migration found in Brazil and Colombia, Kibbey re-energizes an ancient instrument as soloist and alongside today's top performing artists.… Read More


Mandolinist Avi Avital & Harpist Bridget Kibbey Re-Imagine Bach
Avi Avital plays Bartók Romanian Folk Dances
Pre-Concert Lecture

With Hayoung Heidi Lee at 6:30 pm

Master Classes

Bridget Kibbey will give a master class for students at Temple University on Tuesday, November 5, 4-6 pm.