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MIAC Live: Avi Avital

Thursday, March 10, 2016 - 7:30pm
Walker Recital Hall

Acknowledged by the New York Times for his "exquisitely sensitive playing" and “stunning agility,” Grammy-nominated mandolinist Avi Avital is one of the world’s most exciting and adventurous musicians. The Israeli-born Avital has premiered more than 80 pieces worldwide, including 15 concertos, and his commitment to revitalizing the mandolin legacy has taken him to venues across the globe, from Carnegie Hall and Berlin Philharmonic Hall to London’s Wigmore Hall. Avital’s charm and abilities allow him to effortlessly shift through baroque, classical, jazz and traditional Jewish music of Eastern Europe. A sought-after collaborator, he has worked extensively with artists such as composer Frank London and the Silk Road Ensemble.

Joined onstage by accordion and percussion for his Between Worlds program, Avital will deliver a searing, cross-cultural concert highlighting his innovative transcriptions of Bach and Bartók and his mastery of classical technique.

Tickets are $20 for adults, $17 for seniors and military, and $14 for students and youth. For tickets, call 814-824-3000 or visit