Baroque Weekend

The Magic of the Mandolin with Avi Avital and Il Giardino Armonico

Il Giardino Armonico (photo: Lukasz Rajchert)

Avi Avital discovered the mandolin at the age of eight, and – with his amazing virtuosity – he’s been instrumental in reviving and expanding its appeal. Together with Il Giardino Armonico under Giovanni Antonini, he is presenting the final concert of our Baroque Weekend. Along with original mandolin concertos by Giovanni Paisiello, we’ll hear Avital’s ingenious arrangements of works by Johann Sebastian Bach. And another instrument from the Baroque era will also make a major appearance: the recorder, brilliantly played by Giovanni Antonini.

Il Giardino Armonico

Enrico Onofri violin

Marco Bianchi violin

Stefano Barneschi viola

Paolo Beschi cello

Giancarlo De Frenza double bass

Luca Pianca lute

Giovanni Antonini conductor

Avi Avital mandolin

Francesco Durante

Concerto in G minor

Emanuele Barbella

Concert for Mandolin, Strings and Continuo

Georg Philipp Telemann

Concerto in C major for Recorder, Strings and Continuo, TWV 51:C1

Johann Sebastian Bach

Concerto, BWV 1060 (Version for recorder, mandolin, strings and continuo)

Giovanni Paisiello

Concerto for Mandolin, Strings and Harpsichord in E flat major

Johann Sebastian Bach

Concerto in D minor, BWV 1052 (Version for mandolin, strings and continuo)

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Baroque Weekend 2024