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Beethoven 8 Plus Symphonic Mandolin

Musically Speaking

Orpheum Theatre

Event Details
  • 09 May 2020

    Saturday 8:00 pm

    Orpheum Theatre

Artists

Approx. 90 Minute Performance

Program

  • Beethoven
    Symphony No. 8
  • Vivaldi
    Mandolin Concerto
  • Giovanni Sollima
    Mandolin Concerto
  • Stravinsky
    Pulcinella Suite
“Everything you never dreamt a mandolin could do… truly breathtaking in virtuosity and dedication.” – Haaretz on Avital

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.

Join us at 7:00pm for a very special prelude concert with North Vancouver District Honour Winds on the Orpheum stage and then after the concert for a post-concert Q&A with the guest artists.

This concert is part of the 2019-2020 Musically Speaking series and is also playing in Surrey on May 8, 2020 and in North Vancouver on May 7, 2020.


 

PROGRAM NOTES

  • 09 May 2020

    Saturday 8:00 pm

    Orpheum Theatre

Artists

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