STARS ALIGNED

Dodging war and chasing riches, top European composers like Hungary’s Miklós Rózsa, Italy’s Nino Rota, and Germany’s Franz Waxman immigrated to America and helped to fuel Hollywood’s golden age. Their concert music shows off the evocative tone painting and craftsmanship that made their film scores so indispensible to Hitchcock, Fellini, and Coppola, among others. Soloists Ksenija Sidorova (accordion) and Avi Avital (mandolin) each bring modern glitz and glamor to their old-world instruments, whether playing a reconfigured Bach concerto or debuting the brand-new work written for them by Golden Globe®, GRAMMY® and Emmy® nominated British composer Benjamin Wallfisch (Andy Muschietti’s It, Blade Runner 2049, Hidden Figures). This Orpheus commission is the latest addition to American Notes, a project that explores the landscape of new music from diverse perspectives.

PROGRAM

Avi Avital, mandolin
Ksenija Sidorova, accordion 

WAXMAN: Sinfonietta for Strings and Timpani (1955)
BACH: Double Concerto in C Minor, BWV 1060R
(arr. Paul Chihara)
Benjamin WALLFISCH: Concerto for Mandolin and Accordion (Orpheus Commission)
ROTA: Canzona (1935)
RÓZSA: Hungarian Serenade, Op. 25 (1945)


NOW HEAR THIS! 

Works listed in red are part of Now Hear This, a new Orpheus initiative dedicated to re-imagining musical gems from the past with new orchestration!

More upcoming performances

With Music in Mind: Hebrew Home at Riverdale

May 8, 2018 | 2:30PM
Hebrew Home at Riverdale
Riverdale, NY

With Music in Mind: Brooklyn Museum

May 15, 2018 | 3:00PM
Brooklyn Museum
Brooklyn

Twilight at Tarisio

May 16, 2018 | 6:30PM
Tarisio
New York, NY

FREE Mendelssohn & Beethoven in Central Park

June 26, 2018 | 7:30PM
Naumburg Bandshell | Central Park
New York, NY

Gentle Giants | Nobuyuki Tsujii, Piano

September 20, 2018 | 8:00PM
Carnegie Hall, Stern Auditorium | Perelman Stage
New York, NY


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