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Les Violons du Roy. Photo by Atwood Photographie.

LES VIOLONS DU ROY Photo by Atwood Photographie. 

Music—At Home with CAMA

Curated by 

Mark E. Trueblood
CAMA Executive Director

  • Avi Avital with Venice Baroque Orchestra Vivaldi Mandolin Concerto in C Major
    CLICK HERE to view (approx. 8 minutes)

  • Avi Avital live in Seoul, South Korea (7 minutes)

  • Bach’s Violin Concerto No.1 in A Minor, BWV1041 Avi Avital with Kammerakademie Potsdam
    1. Part 1: Allegro Moderato
    2. Part 2: Andante
    3. Part 3: Allegro Assai
         (3 videos, 3–5 minutes each)

The following CAMA International Series concert had been scheduled for Tuesday, April 28, 2020 at The Granada Theatre. 

This would have been the fifth concert in CAMA's 2019/2020 International Series.


  • Antonio Vivaldi (1678–1741): Mandolin Concerto in C Major, RV425. Avi Avital, mandolin.

  • Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750) (Completed by Bernard Labadie after Davitt Moroney): The Art of Fugue, BWV1080 (excerpts)

  • Bach (arr. for solo mandolin by Avi Avital): Violin Concerto No.1 in A Minor, BWV 1041. Avi Avital, mandolin.

  • Vivaldi (arr. for solo mandolin by Avi Avital): Concerto for Lute and Two Violins in D Major, RV93

  • Vivaldi: Concerto Grosso in G Minor, Op.3, No.2, RV578

  • Bach (arr. for solo mandolin by Avi Avital): Harpsichord Concerto No.1 in D Minor, BWV1052. Avi Avital, mandolin

AVI AVITAL, mandolin

Les Violons du Roy takes its name from the celebrated court orchestra of the French kings. It was founded in 1984 by Bernard Labadie and continues under Music Director Jonathan Cohen to explore the expansive repertoire of music for chamber orchestra in performances matched as closely as possible to the period of each work’s composition. Les Violon du Roy's 15+-member complement play modern instrument with period bows in performances of both Baroque and Classical music, and its interpretations are deeply informed by the latest research on 17th- and 18th-century performance practices. The repertoire of the 19th and 20th centuries receives similar attention and figures regularly on the orchestra’s programs.

Jonathan Cohen has forged a remarkable career as a conductor, cellist, and keyboardist. Well known for his passion and commitment to chamber music, Mo. Cohen is equally at home in such diverse areas as Baroque opera and the Classical symphonic repertoire. He is Artistic Director of Arcangelo, Music Director of Les Violons du Roy, Artistic Director of the Tetbury Music Festival, and Artistic Partner of the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra.

Avi Avital is the first mandolin soloist to be nominated for a classical Grammy® Award. Avi Avital has been compared to Andrés Segovia for his championship of his instrument and to Jascha Heifitz for his incredible virtuosity. Passionate and “explosively charismatic” (New York Times) in live performance, he is a driving force behind the reinvigoration of mandolin repertoire. More than 100 contemporary compositions have been written for him, 15 of them concertos, including works by Anna Clyne, Avner Dorman and Giovanni Sollima.  

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