Wednesday, February 15th, 2017
1111 S.W. Broadway, Portland, OR 97201
Long before the mandolin became a retro-roots favorite, it rocked the Renaissance Era, and Israeli musician Avi Avital is almost single-handedly bringing it back to the classical-music scene. The Grammy nominee, praised for his "exquisitely sensitive playing" ("The New York Times"), has earned his instrument new respect, revitalizing the mandolin in both solo and chamber repertoire and inspiring the creation of new music. For this concert at Portland's Newmark Theatre, Avital teams with the multi-prizewinning Dover Quartet, who were selected as the first-ever Quartet-in-Residence at the esteemed Curtis Institute of Music, for a performance of pieces by Georgian favorite Tsintsadze, baroque legend Bach and contemporary composer David Bruce.