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Sixth & I

Avi Avital, mandolin, and Hanzhi Wang, accordion

Oct 21, 2023 • 7:30 pm ET
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Hayes Series alumna and champion concert accordionist Hanzhi Wang is celebrated for her extraordinary virtuosity and captivating stage presence. GRAMMY-nominated classical mandolinist Avi Avital is best known for his interpretations of popular Baroque and folk music written for performance by other instruments.

During this surprising and impressive collaboration, hear a varied program including Bartók’s playful Romanian Folk Dances, Stravinsky’s graceful and lamenting “Suite italienne from Pulcinella, Saint-Saens’s passionate Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso, Sarasate’sSpanish Dances, op. 22, and more. 

Fritz Kreisler – Praeludium and Allegro in the Style of Pugnani 
Igor Stravinsky – “Suite italienne” from Pulcinella 
Johann Sebastian Bach – “Chaconne” from Partita No. 2 in D Minor, BWV 1004 
Béla Bartók - Romanian Folk Dances, Sz. 56 
Pablo de Saraste – “Romanza andaluza” from Spanish Dances, op. 22 
Manuel de FallaDanse Espagnole No. 1 from “La Vida Breve” 
Camille Saint-Saëns – Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso, op. 28