Vivaldi & Telemann

Israel’s Avi Avital is leading a glorious revival of the mandolin in classical music, fueled by his “deep musicality” and “eye-watering virtuosity” (The New York Times). Playing music from the instrument’s first heyday in the 18th century, Avital’s rapid-fire plucks and sensuous strums leave no doubt as to why Vivaldi and others in his wake were attracted to this small but mighty instrument with a penetrating tone. The mandolin plays particularly well with others, a strength exploited in the fascinating Sinfonia concertante by Leopold Koželuch, Mozart’s peer and rival in Vienna. This group showcase for trumpet, mandolin, piano and bass explores the folksy charms and elegant strides of four unlikely partners.

*Please note that there is no pre-concert wine tasting at this 12 Noon concert.

Masterworks Series

Dates and Tickets

  • 3 May (Fri) 2019 12:00PM
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Pre-concert Talk

Pre-concert activities begin 30 minutes prior to each performance. Free with ticket purchase.

Running time

1 hour, 39 minutes

Doors open

1 hour, 30 minutes prior to performance

Location

S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium - Benaroya Hall

Performers

Avi Avital

Mandolin and Leader

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

Conductor

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.

Jordan Anderson

Bass

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

Trumpet

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.

Jessica Choe

Piano

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.

Seattle Symphony

The Seattle Symphony is one of America’s leading symphony orchestras and is internationally acclaimed for its innovative programming and extensive recording history.

Program

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Antonio Lucio Vivaldi

Mandolin Concerto in D major

Georg Philipp Telemann

Trumpet Concerto in D major TWV 51:D7

Johann Sebastian Bach

Harpsichord Concerto No. 4 in A major

Antonio Lucio Vivaldi

Mandolin Concerto in C major

Leopold Koželuch

Sinfonia Concertante in E-flat major