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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.

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PROGRAM

Avi Avital, mandolin
Ksenija Sidorova, accordion 

WAXMAN: Sinfonietta for Strings and Timpani (1955)
ROTA: Canzona (1935, New York City 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!

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Kaufmann Concert Hall at 92nd Street Y
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Vadim Gluzman (Carnegie Hall)

January 25, 2020 | 7:00PM
Carnegie Hall, Stern Auditorium | Perelman Stage
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The Orpheus Chamber Orchestra

January 29, 2020 | 7:30PM
Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
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Orpheus with Vadim Gluzman

February 1, 2020 | 8:00PM
Williams Center for the Arts at Lafayette College
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Orpheus Chamber Orchestra at SUNY Purchase

February 8, 2020 | 5:00PM
The Performing Arts Center at Purchase College
Purchase, NY

Mendelssohn’s Octet (92Y)

February 9, 2020 | 3:00PM
Kaufmann Concert Hall at 92nd Street Y
New York, NY


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