Brooklyn Rider
Avi Avital, mandolin

Wednesday, March 23, 2022 - 7:30 PM
Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center

Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center

300 South Broad Street Learn More

$30.00 per ticket

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About This Performance

This concert is part of the Donald & Dorothy Kardon Chamber Music Series and the Laurie Wagman Century Series.

Having forged an intense connection through collaborations with Yo-Yo Ma´s Silk Road Ensemble and The Knights, virtuoso mandolinist Avi Avital and string quartet Brooklyn Rider reunite for a program of new works and arrangements for mandolin and string quartet. The evening celebrates musical innovation with interpretations of music by Bach and Boccherini and new commissions by saxophonist and sound experimentalist Matana Roberts, Venezuelan composer Gonzalo Grau, and Brooklyn Rider violinist Colin Jacobsen.

Boccherini: La musica notturna delle strade di Madrid, Ritirata
Jacobsen: New work TBA  Philadelphia Premiere
Sollima: Prelude
Roberts: Borderlands…  Philadelphia Premiere
Bach: Selections TBA
Grau: New work TBA  Philadelphia Premiere
Golijov: Oración Lucumí
Zorn: The Book of Angels [Sel.]

The Artist(s)

Brooklyn Rider
Brooklyn Rider
Hailed as “the future of chamber music” (Strings), the veteran string quartet Brooklyn Rider presents eclectic repertoire and gripping performances that continue to draw rave reviews from classical, world, and rock critics alike. NPR credits Brooklyn Rider with “recreating the 300-year-old form of string quartet as a vital and creative 21st-century ensemble.” In October 2017 the group released the album Spontaneous Symbols featuring new quartet music by Tyondai Braxton,… Read More
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


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