Musica Viva Australia
"[Avital is] one of those rare musicians whose scintillating virtuosity is amazing and whose innate musicality creates utterly convincing interpretations."
– The Australian
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
*Times are approximate and subject to change at any time.
ADDITIONAL TICKETING INFO
$40 FOR UNDER 40s
Under 40 tickets are $40 for anyone under 40 years of age. A valid proof of ID must be presented at time of booking and may be requested on the night.
$15 STUDENT TICKETS
$15 Student tickets are available for full-time students, and may be booked in advance and at the door for all MVA concerts.
Valid ID card must be presented upon purchase to receive the discount and carried on the night.
Means-tested Australian pensioners (Ages, Disability, Veteran's Affairs and Supporting Parent) and Health Care card holders are eligible to receive Musica Viva's Concession prices.
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.
Mobile tickets will be emailed shortly after the order confirmation.
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