The telepathic musical chemistry of guitarist brothers Sérgio and Odair Assad meets the "explosively charismatic" (The New York Times) mandolin playing of Avi Avital, in an inspired new collaboration. Their Berkeley program ranges from classical works by Bach, Haydn, Debussy, and Bartók reimagined for strummed and plucked strings, to Piazzolla's magnificent Histoire du Tango, to the kinetic rhythms and brazen virtuosity of Brazilian choro music. Don't miss these master musicians as they effortlessly—and joyfully—traverse a panoramic landscape of musical styles and sounds.


J.S. BACHSelections from Sonata in E Major, BWV 1016

HAYDNSonata No. 50 in D Major, Hob.XVI:37

DEBUSSYLa plus que lente

BARTÓKRomanian Folk Dances, Sz. 56, BB 68

PIAZZOLLAHistoire du Tango

LAVRYThree Jewish Dances, Op. 192

Three Brazilian pieces
BITTENCOURT
"PIXINGUINHA"
BITTENCOURT
   Santa Morena
   Glória
   Assanhado



Multimedia

Avi Avital plays Bach's Sonata BWV 1034 in E Minor


Avi Avital plays Bach's Concerto in G minor

Program Notes


Program notes are available online. [PDF]

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