Approx. 90 Minute Performance
Symphony No. 8
- Giovanni Sollima
“Everything you never dreamt a mandolin could do… truly breathtaking in virtuosity and dedication.” – Haaretz on Avital
MAY 9, 2020
A striking duo: young Chilean conductor Paolo Bortolameolli meets Israeli mandolinist Avi Avital in a concert of energetic works inspired by the magic of Italy. Beethoven’s 8th is perhaps his most experimental symphony, written in a style that harkens back to earlier composers while barely concealing a radical restructuring of the symphonic form. Likewise, Giovanni Sollima’s new Mandolin Concerto, written for Avital, mashes up musical styles from baroque to rock’n’roll to charming effect.