Take an intriguing musical journey around the Mediterranean, with the brilliant Israeli mandolist Avi Avital and the spectacular Italian cellist Giovanni Sollima as your guides!
Touring for Musica Viva Australia, this concert is your passport to a rich musical landscape, covering four centuries of culture from opposite sides of the sea. These good mates will use words and music to share traditional Salento, Bulgarian, Turkish, Sephardic and Macedonian works. They’ll also forge new traditions when Giovanni plays one of his own improvisations, followed by Tarantella orientale from composer Eliodoro Sollima.
Nestled between these experiences will be a couple of Baroque sonatas (enter Italian legends Scarlatti and Castello), and a 17th-century canzona from Frescobaldi.
So come along. Listen to music with world roots brought to local stages. Be part of a musical community as diverse as Australia.
AVI AVITAL Mandolin
GIOVANNI SOLLIMA Cello
TRADITIONAL SEPHARDIC Yo en la prison
TRADITIONAL TURKISH Nacyem Nacyem
TRADITIONAL MACEDONIAN Ako umran il zaginam
SCARLATTI Sonata in D Minor, K89
SOLLIMA ‘Federico II’ from Il viaggio in Italia
SOLLIMA ‘Alep Pesce’ from Il bestiario di Leonardo
CASTELLO Sonata No. 4
SOLLIMA Tarantella orientale (1939)
FRESCOBALDI Canzona No. 3
TRADITIONAL SEPHARDIC Una ora
TRADITIONAL SALENTO Fronni d’alia
Single tickets on sale: Tuesday 11 January 2022, 10am AEDT