The Knights with Avi Avital, mandolin & Kinan Azmeh, clarinet

Thursday, November 9, 2017
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM


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The trailblazing Israeli mandolin virtuoso Avi Avital and soulful Syrian clarinetist/composer Kinan Azmeh team up with The Knights, “one of Brooklyn’s sterling cultural products” (The New Yorker), for a performance that is “nothing short of electric” (The New York Times). The Knights’ vibrant performances encompass the collective’s roots in the classical tradition while displaying their passion for artistic discovery. A&L is proud to co-commission a triple concerto for clarinet, mandolin and violin, included in an extraordinary program that crosses into the worlds of Middle Eastern, Balkan, klezmer and jazz music.

“Few ensembles are as adept at mixing old and new as the dynamic Brooklyn orchestra The Knights.” The New Yorker

“Sweet-voiced mandolin, played with rare grace, guts, flair and daring by Avi Avital…” The Times (U.K.)

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General Public $25-$40
UCSB Students $19