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One of the young superstars of the world right now, Avi Avital, a Grammy Award nominee and brilliant musician, has re-imagined the world of the mandolin. Avi and Paul have selected a concert of melodic flow – full of lightness and beauty, virtuosity and romantic sonority. Some of the most popular composers of the Baroque – Albinoni, Vivaldi and J.S. Bach – fused with traditional folk music, and a performance of the famous Pachelbel Canon by the sparkling musicians of the Brandenburg. “Stunning agility” The New York Times of Avi Avital.
We welcome back Czech pianist Lukáš Vondráček from the 2007 Rachmaninoff festival for his debut recital with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. Start the night with Haydn's sparkling sonata in C, followed by Rachmaninoff’s brilliant Corelli Variations. Brahms miniatures, like short stories for the piano, provide a lyrical Romantic voice. And finish the night with Prokofiev’s second War Sonata – brittle, edgy and exhilarating.