Venice Baroque OrchestraAvi Avital mandoline – Budrugana-Gagra Hand Shadow theatre


largo from the Concerto No. 5 in F minor BWV 1056 Johann Sebastian Bach


Concerto for violin, strings and continuo, RV 114 Antonio Vivaldi
Concerto for violin, strings and continuo, RV 127 Antonio Vivaldi
Concerto grosso in d minor, op. 5/12, "La Folia" Francesco Geminiani
Lute Concerto, RV 93 Antonio Vivaldi
Le quattro stagioni, op. 8/1-4 Antonio Vivaldi

With a Grammy Award and a contract with Deutsche Grammophon, Avi Avital has put his instrument, the mandolin, well and truly on the map. His interpretation of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons can compete with performances by the greatest violinists. In the company of the inspired musicians of the Venice Baroque Orchestra he brings a new dimension to this violin concerto. The music is alternated with the intriguing Budrugana-Gagra shadow show, in which a cute little bear experiences the cycle of the seasons – or is it the cycle of life? These powerful stories speak to you through music and image, with no need for words.

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  • Avi Avital is ready to shake things up

    Avi Avital is undisputably one of the greatest mandolin players of our time. This season the charismatic Israeli Grammy winner will visit BOZAR three times, which gives him the opportunity to present a panoramic overview of his art. We met up with him at the Centre for Fine Arts to give us a preview.

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