Mandolinist Avi Avital

February 20, 2015, 10:00 am

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(Photo: Harald Hoffmann)

GRAMMY®-nominated mandolinist Avi Avital has been called one of the world’s most exciting and enterprising musicians, deeply committed to building a fresh legacy for the mandolin through virtuosic performance and distinctive new repertoire while celebrating the instrument’s classical roots. Before a performance with the University of Chicago Presents, Lisa Flynn welcomed him on Impromptu.

  • Baal Shem, B. 47, by Ernest Bloch

  • Partita No. 2 in D minor, by J.S. Bach

  • Mandolin Concerto in C major, RV 425, by Antonio Vivaldi