Avi Avital & The Virtuoso Mandolin

January 8, 2020, 10:00 pm

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Baroque&Befor 20-02

Les Violons du Roy welcomes Avi Avital, the ensemble’s first-ever mandolin soloist, for concerti grossi and concerti by Vivaldi, Handel, Paisiello, Durante, and more.

Recorded live in concert November, 2018, in the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts Salle Bourgie.

Thanks to Classical WFMT’s association with the European Broadcasting Union, we’re able to offer tonight’s program as a stream from January 9 through February 8. A blue “Listen” button will appear when the stream is available.


George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
Concerto grosso in a minor, Op. 6/4

Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
Mandolin Concerto in C, RV 425

Francesco Durante (1684-1755)
String Concerto #8 in A (“La Pazzia”)

Giovanni Paisiello (1740-1816)
Mandolin Concerto in E-Flat

Charles Avison (1709-1770)
Concerto grosso #7 in g minor, after D. Scarlatti

George Frideric Handel
Concerto grosso in b minor, Op. 6/12

Antonio Vivaldi, arr. Avi Avital (1978)
Lute Concerto in D, RV 93
“Largo” from Flute Concerto in C, RV 443

Avi Avital, mandolin
Les Violons du Roy; Jonathan Cohen, director

Opening & Closing Theme for Baroque&Before:
Joan Ambrosio Dalza: Piva, performed by Musica Reservata (Boston Skyline BSD 123)