Avi Avital & Ksenija SidorovaBreath-taking virtuosity as Grammy-nominated mandolinist Avi Avital teams up with superstar accordionist Ksenija Sidorova this April.
|22 Apr, 8pm, €16 / €14||Pavilion Theatre, Dun Laoghaire|
|23 Apr, 8pm, €18 / €5||Georgian Large Room, City Hall, Waterford|
|24 Apr, 8:30pm, €16 / €14||The Courthouse Arts Centre, Tinahely|
|25 Apr, 8pm, €15 / €12||All Saints Church (COI), Mullingar|
|26 Apr, 8pm, €18 / €13 - SOLD OUT||City Assembly House, South William St, Dublin 2 - SOLD OUT|
|27 Apr, 8pm, €12 / €10||Station House Theatre, Clifden|
Grammy-nominated mandolinist Avi Avital and accordionist Ksenija Sidorova are set to delight Irish audiences this April on a six-date Music Network tour. A diverse programme of folk, classical and contemporary music takes the instruments beyond their folk roots.
Recognised by The New York Times for his “exquisitely sensitive playing” and “stunning agility,” in 2010 Avi Avital became the first mandolin player to receive a Grammy nomination in the category “Best Instrumental Soloist.” One of the world’s most adventurous musicians, he has captivated audiences across the globe with the sheer brilliance of his playing.
He is joined on this tour by superstar accordionist Ksenija Sidorova, a keen promoter of the accordion. The young Latvian transfixes audiences with her delicate but staggeringly precise performances and transcriptions of Bach and Scarlatti.
Avi and Ksenija will host a series of workshops for young musicians as part of this tour, connecting our work in music performance and music education with the aim of giving children and young people rich, holistic musical experiences.
**Please note, the concert in City Assembly House, South William Street, Dublin 2 has now sold out. No tickets will be available on the night. Avi and Ksenija will play at Pavilion Theatre, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin on Wednesday 22nd April.**
As part of their tour, Avi and Ksenija will host workshops for young musicians in Waterford and Mullingar. Read more here.
Avi and Ksenija will play Ian Wilson's Spilliaert's Beach (1999) on this tour. Ian will be in attendance at the Waterford concert on 23rd March Composers’ Voice talk. There will also be an opportunity for a brief Q & A session with the composer. Composers' Voice is an audience development initiative of the Contemporary Music Centre and is made possible through the continued funding of the Centre by the Arts Council/An Chomhairle Ealaion.
Listen back to Avi and Ksenija interviews and performances on RTÉ Radio 1, RTÉ lyric fm and BBC Radio Ulster ahead of their tour here.
|22 Apr||Pavilion Theatre, Dun Laoghaire||8pm, €16 / €14||01 2312929||Pavilion Theatre|
|23 Apr||Georgian Large Room, City Hall, Waterford||8pm, €18 / €5||Tickets on the door||Waterford Music|
|24 Apr||The Courthouse Arts Centre, Tinahely||8:30pm, €16 / €14||0402 38529 (email@example.com)||The Courthouse Arts Centre|
|25 Apr||All Saints Church (COI), Mullingar||8pm, €15 / €12||044 9347777||Mullingar Arts Centre|
|26 Apr||City Assembly House, South William St, Dublin 2 - SOLD OUT||8pm, €18 / €13 - SOLD OUT||01 4750224||Music Network|
|27 Apr||Station House Theatre, Clifden||8pm, €12 / €10||Tickets on the door / 095 21699 (information only)||Clifden Arts Society|
Béla Bartók (1881- 1945)
Romanian Folk Dances
Jocul cu Bâtă | Brâul | Pe Loc | Buciumeana | Poarga Românească | Mărunţel
Manuel de Falla (1876–1946)
From “Siete Canzoni Popolari Spagnole”
6 Canzoni Popolari Spagnole
El Paño Moruno | Asturiana | Jota | Nana | Canción | Polo
J. S. Bach (1685 - 1750)
Partita BWV 1004 in D minor / Chaconne
Fritz Kreisler (1875 - 1962)
Prelude and Allegro
Alfred Schnittke (1934-1998)
1. Chichikov’s Childhood 2. Officials 3. Waltz 4. Polka
Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992)
Histoire du Tango
Café 1930 | Night-club 1960
Nikolai Budashkin (1910-1988)
Concerto in A minor
Avi Avital and Ksenija Sidorova: Concerto for Mandolin (Domra)
Avi Avital plays Bach's Concerto in D minor (Allegro)
Ksenija Sidorova at ZURICH.MINDS: The Wonders of the Accordeon
"Avi Avital...bypasses the obvious with playing of sheer brilliance."- The Telegraph on Avi Avital
"Dazzling flair…with light, shade, delicacy – and breathtaking virtuosity."- The Observer on Ksenija Sidorova