Musica Viva: Avi Avital & Giovanni Sollima

Thursday 22 September 2022, 7.30pm
237 days from now
'[Avital is] one of those rare musicians whose scintillating virtuosity is amazing and whose innate musicality creates utterly convincing interpretations. The Australian
[Sollima is] a first-class soloist. Limelight

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.

Artists:

AVI AVITAL Mandolin

GIOVANNI SOLLIMA Cello

Programs

Mediterranean’

TRADITIONAL SEPHARDIC Yo en la prison

TRADITIONAL TURKISH Nacyem Nacyem

TRADITIONAL MACEDONIAN Ako umran il zaginam

SCARLATTI Sonata in D Minor, K89

SOLLIMA Improvisation

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

Event Duration:

65 minutes

No interval

musicaviva.com.au/avital-sollima
Single tickets on sale: Tuesday 11 January 2022, 10am AEDT

Dates

  • Thursday 22 September 2022 7:30 PM

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Prices

  • A Reserve $102
  • Under 40 $40

Contact

  • Civic Theatre Ticket Office
  • 4929 1977

Venue

City Hall
290 King Street
Newcastle
2300