Mozart is synonymous with jaw-dropping ingenuity, and his final symphony sets off a musical fireworks display the likes of which had never been seen before. The “explosively charismatic” (The New York Times) Avi Avital is the first mandolinist to be nominated for a GRAMMYⓇ, and the driving force behind a 21st-century mandolin resurgence. In these concerts, he shares two joyfully exhilarating gems that showcase the instrument’s crystalline beauty and sensuous charm. This program of classical and baroque creations begins with a work by Marianna Martines—an accomplished, multi-talented artist and contemporary of Mozart’s.
Simon Rivard, RBC Resident Conductor
Avi Avital, mandolin
Martines: Overture (“Sinfonia”)
Vivaldi: Concerto No. 6 from L’estro armonico
Hummel: Mandolin Concerto
Mozart: Symphony No. 41, K. 551 “Jupiter”