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Les Violons Du Roy with Avi Avital

Les Violons Du Roy with Avi AvitalGrammy-nominated mandolinist Avi Avital brings his unique instrument center stage as he joins Les Violons Du Roy for a historically informed program of Bach and Vivaldi.

Les Violons Du Roy
Jonathan Cohen, conductor
Avi Avital, mandolin

VIVALDI: Mandolin Concerto in C major, RV 425
BACH: The Art of the Fugue, BWV 1080 (excerpts)
BACH: Violin Concerto No. 1 in A minor, BWV 1041 (arr. by Avi Avital)
VIVALDI: Concerto for Lute and Two Violins in D major, RV 93 (arr. by Avi Avital)
VIVALDI: Concerto Grosso in G minor, Op. 3, No. 2, RV 578
BACH: Harpsichord Concerto No. 1 in D minor, BWV 1052 (arr. & transc. by Avi Avital)

Les Violons du Roy takes its name from the celebrated court orchestra of the French kings. It was founded in 1984 by Bernard Labadie, now styled founding conductor, and continues under music director Jonathan Cohen to explore the nearly boundless repertoire of music for chamber orchestra. Its performances match as closely as possible to the period of each work’s composition, as its minimum fifteen-member complement plays modern instruments, albeit with period bows for Baroque and Classical music, and its interpretations are deeply informed by the latest research on seventeenth- and eighteenth-century performance practice.

The first solo mandolinist to be nominated for a Grammy Award, Avi Avital has released four recordings for the label including his ECHO Klassik Award-winning Vivaldi (2015). Avital’s inspired music-making has electrified audiences in performances around the world, and has appeared with orchestras such as the BBC Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Deutsche Symphonie Orchester Berlin, Israel Philharmonic, St Louis Symphony Orchestra and Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal under conductors such as Zubin Mehta, Kent Nagano, Osmo Vänskä, Ton Koopman and Giovanni Antonini.

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Presenter / Producer: Philharmonic Society of Orange County

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Music > Classical

Event Phone: 949-553-2422

Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall
600 Town Center Dr
Costa Mesa CA 92626

Orange County

Performance Dates: 10/23/2021
Saturday, 10/23/2021

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Tickets start at $28

Ticket entry includes a pre-concert lecture by KUSC host Brian Lauritzen, beginning at 7pm.

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