Folk Inspirations: Avi Avital, mandolin and Bridget Kibbey, harp

1515 Sul Ross Street
(713) 524-5050
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    The unique combination of mandolin and harp brings to life a program ranging from Bach to folk tunes from Spain, Hungary and Armenia, all in new arrangements. Travel the world with these two virtuosos, teaming up for a scintillating program.Program:Ravel: Vocalise-Étude en forme de HabaneraJ.S. Bach: Flute and Harpsichord Sonata in E flat Major, BWV 1031Tchaikovsky: The Seasons, Op. 37bBartók: Hungarian Folk SongsDe Falla: Siete Canciones Populares EspañolasTraditional Armenian Folk Tunes“Much as Andres Segovia brought the classical guitar into the concert hall, the Israeli virtuoso Avi Avital is doing the same with the mandolin.” — Los Angeles Times“[Bridget Kibbey] makes it seem as though her instrument had been waiting all its life to explode with the gorgeous colors and energetic figures she was getting from it.” — The New York Times

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