Assad and Avital

Date and Time: Friday, February 9, 7:30pm
Venue: UVM Recital Hall
Address: 384 South Prospect Street, Burlington, VT 05405
Tickets: $40 adult | $10 student


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“A kind of wizardry lies within the playing of Sérgio and Odair Assad…they produce a supple, flawless, unified sound.” – The New York Times

“Everything you never dreamt a mandolin could do…truly breathtaking in virtuosity and dedication.” – Haaretz Daily


It is a huge coup for us to be able to present such incredible classical guitar and mandolin talent on the Lane Series. Brothers Sérgio and Odair Assad are perhaps the most well-known and highly regarded duo guitar team in the world, and we are so honored to be able to host them in our hall. These Brazilian artists are renowned for their impeccable artistry, uncanny ensemble playing, and talent in both classical and traditional music. Their virtuosity has inspired a wide range of composers to write for them, including Astor Piazzolla, Terry Riley, and Francisco Mignone, and they have also worked extensively with such artists as Yo-Yo Ma, Paquito D’Rivera, and Dawn Upshaw. The Assad Brothers will be joined by Grammy-nominated Avi Avital on mandolin, who is recognized as one of the world’s most exciting and adventurous musicians and performs a variety of music from baroque, to contemporary, to klezmer. Avi has won numerous competitions and awards, performs in solo recitals and with ensembles around the world, and has collaborated extensively with Giora Feidman, Dawn Upshaw, and Richard Galliano.


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