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)
ROTA: Canzona (1935, New York Premiere)
BACH: Concerto for Violin & Oboe, BWV 1060R 
(arranged for Mandolin & Accordion by Paul Chihara)

Benjamin WALLFISCH: Monomachía (Concerto for Mandolin and Accordion, Orpheus Commission)
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!

Learn more about Stars Aligned | Mandolin & Accordion Duo »

More upcoming performances

Orpheus on Tour- Regensburg, Germany

May 20, 2019 | 8:00PM
Audimax
Regensburg, Germany

Orpheus on Tour- Prague, Czech Republic

May 21, 2019 | 8:00PM
Dvořák Hall at Rudolfinum
Prague, Czech Republic

Orpheus on Tour- Essen, Germany

May 23, 2019 | 8:00PM
Philharmonie Essen
Essen, Germany

Orpheus on Tour- Stuttgart, Germany

May 24, 2019 | 8:00PM
Liederhalle
Stuttgart, Germany

Orpheus on Tour- Mannheim, Germany

May 25, 2019 | 8:00PM
Rosengarten
Mannheim, Germany

Orpheus on Tour- Cologne, Germany

May 26, 2019 | 8:00PM
Kölner Philharmonie
Cologne, Germany

Orpheus on Tour- Dresden, Germany

May 28, 2019 | 8:00PM
Kulturpalast
Dresdeen, Germany


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