Thursday, June 7, 2018
“Superstar mandolinist” (The New York Times) Avi Avital and Italian conductor Giovanni Antonini make their CSO debuts with an exceptional program featuring rarely heard Baroque masterpieces, including the first CSO performances of mandolin concertos by Bach and Vivaldi. “Avital's mandolin breathes captivating new life into Vivaldi's music, giving it a luminous performance with a lovely lyrical jeu d'esprit” (The Daily Telegraph). Haydn's Drumroll Symphony brings the concert to an enchanting close.
Boccherini Symphony No. 6 (La casa del diavolo) Vivaldi Mandolin Concerto in C Major, RV 425 Bach Mandolin Concerto in D Minor, BWV 1052 Vivaldi Flautino Concerto in C Major, RV 443 Haydn Symphony No. 103 (Drumroll)
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Giovanni Antonini conductor and flautino Avi Avital mandolin
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