Avi Avital’s rapid-fire plucks and sensuous strums leave no doubt as to why Vivaldi and others were attracted to the small but mighty mandolin.
Wine tastings begin at 6:30pm in the Samuel & Althea Stroum Grand Lobby. Just $15 for four pours.
1 hour, 39 minutes
1 hour, 30 minutes prior to performance
S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium - Benaroya Hall
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.
Pablo Rus Broseta is Associate Conductor of the Seattle Symphony and Music Director of the Jove Orquestra de la Generalitat Valenciana. He is rapidly building a wide-ranging repertoire from Handel to John Adams, with a focus on the great symphonic repertoire.
Principal Bass Jordan Anderson has soloed with the Seattle Symphony, Cascade Symphony Orchestra and Seattle Chamber Orchestra, and in recital around Washington state.
David Gordon, whose playing has been described as “spectacular” by the Chicago Tribune, is Principal Trumpet of the Seattle Symphony and Chicago's Grant Park Symphony Orchestra.
Korean American pianist Jessica Choe began her musical studies at the age of 3 in Seoul, Korea where she was a prize winner in several national piano competitions including the Samick National Piano Competition, the Korea Daily Times Piano Competition and the Korean Department of Education Music Competition.
The Seattle Symphony is one of America’s leading symphony orchestras and is internationally acclaimed for its innovative programming and extensive recording history.
Mandolin Concerto in D major
Trumpet Concerto in D major TWV 51:D7
Harpsichord Concerto No. 4 in A major
Mandolin Concerto in C major
Sinfonia Concertante in E-flat major