In his debut as soloist and conductor, Giovanni Antonini leads the CSO in a program featuring Avi Avital, also in his CSO debut, on mandolin. Together, they perform works by Boccherini, Vivaldi, and Bach, plus Haydn’s Symphony No. 103 and a traditional Bulgarian melody specially arranged for mandolin by Avital himself.  This broadcast closes with Bach’s Passacaglia and Fugue in C Minor led by CSO Assistant Principal Trumpet Mark Ridenour from a 2011 CSO Resound release.

Boccherini Symphony No. 6 in D Minor, G. 506, Op. 12, No. 4 (La casa del diavolo)
Vivaldi Mandolin Concerto in C Major, RV 425
Bach Mandolin Concerto in D Minor, BWV 1052
ENCORE: Traditional Bulgarian, arr. Avital Bucimis
Avi Avital, mandolin
Vivaldi Flautino Concerto in C Major, RV 443
Haydn Symphony No. 103 in E-flat Major (Drumroll)
Giovanni Antonini, flautino and conductor
Originally recorded at concerts in June 2018

Bach Passacaglia and Fugue in C Minor, BWV 582
Chicago Symphony Orchestra Brass
Mark Ridenour, conductor

This program will be available until October 22, 2021.

Program notes for the works featuring Giovanni Antonini and Avi Avital can be found here.

Brian Wise is the producer for CSO radio broadcasts.

Performer Biographies
Giovanni Antonini, flautino and conductor
Avi Avital, mandolin
Mark Ridenour, conductor

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TOP: Avi Avital | © Harald Hoffman 2014

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