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San Francisco Chamber Orchestra brings 'Mandolin Magic' to Fallbrook

FALLBROOK – A Bay Area favorite, the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra under Music Director Ben Simon, makes a return engagement to Fallbrook on Sunday, March 28, with a program titled “Mandolin Magic.” The ensemble brings a fresh and dynamic approach to its music making, and guest soloist Avi Avital will delight the audience with an intense display of the unbounded variety of his mandolin.

The dynamic musical program features Bach’s Concerto for Mandolin (arr. for mandolin), plus Beethoven’s “Andante con Variazioni” for Mandolin and Strings, Corelli’s “Concerto Grosso” in F Major and Osvaldo Golijov’s Last Round - a surprising mix of passionate tango and classical music.

Currently based in Pavia, Italy, Israeli mandolin player Avi Avital was recently awarded the precious Doris and Mori Arkin Prize for Mandolin, the Aviv Competitions 2007. He has played with the Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra, I Pomeriggi Musicali di Milano in Italy, the Rostov State Theatre Orchestra in Russia , the Metropolis Ensemble in New York , and the Israel Chamber Orchestra, among others.

The concert will be held Sunday, March 28 at 3 p.m. in the Bob Burton Center for the Performing Arts, 2400 South Stage Coach Lane. Open to all ticket holders. Music Director Simon will give a preview at 2:30 p.m. Single tickets are $38 for adults and $10 for full-time students. Call: (760) 451-8644 or The Web site has Fallbrook Music Society’s 2009-2010 concert season schedule.


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