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Avi Avital & Giocoso String Quartet

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Presented by Musica Viva Australia

Tickets on sale 8 November

A solo superstar, an award-winning quartet, and music for the heart and the mind. Avi Avital is a ground-breaking virtuoso of the mandolin. Able to move easily between foot-stomping folk dances and filigree Baroque concertos, his performances challenge people’s perceptions of his instrument and are celebrated for an all-embracing stage presence. Here, these bright yet intimate sounds are a perfect foil for the warm strings of the Giocoso Quartet. As winners of the Musica Viva and Audience prizes at the 2015 Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition, their zesty, characterful playing has helped them steadily build a reputation through Europe and Asia.

Together, this unusual combination demands fascinating repertoire. This includes two works written for Avi: David Bruce’s tribute to the Celtic sun god, Cymbeline, and Elena Kats-Chernin’s new piece, sparkling with her trademark theatricality along with Bach and Schumann. 

Approx. finish time: 9:30pm


ARTISTS

Avi Avital mandolin

Giocoso String Quartet

Sebastian Casleanu    violin
Teofil Todica   violin
Martha Windhagauer   viola
Bas Jongen     cello

 

PROGRAM

SCHUMANN String Quartet no 1 in A minor, op 41 no 1
Elena KATS-CHERNIN [New work]*
JS BACH Chaconne from Partita in D minor for violin, BWV1004
BRUCE Cymbeline for mandolin and string quartet

*Commissioned by Musica Viva by Kim Williams AM


PRE-CONCERT TALK 6:45PM (Speaker TBC) 

Prior to the concert, join fellow music lovers and discover some of the intricate moments within the evening's program.


UNDER 30 AND STUDENT RUSH TICKETS

  • Under 30 tickets are $30 for anyone aged 30 years and under for Musica Viva concerts. A valid proof of ID must be presented.
  • $15 Student Rush tickets are available at the box office an hour before each concert. A valid full-time student ID card must be presented upon purchase to receive the discount.


CONCESSIONS

Concessions apply to full-time mature age students, means-tested Australian pensioners (Aged, Disability, Veteran’s Affairs and Supporting Parent), Seniors Card Holders WITH a government health care card, and all other Health Care card holders.


SUBSCRIBER DISCOUNTS

10% discount applies to the subscribers of the following:  

  • Musica Viva Australia
  • West Australian Symphony Orchestra
  • Black Swan State Theatre Company
  • WA Opera
  • WA Ballet
  • St Georges Cathedral Concert Series

Please call Box Office on 9231 9999 or visit us in person to take advantage of this special offer. ID must be presented when collecting tickets.