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On-Demand Video: WQXR Presents Avi Avital & the Venice Baroque Orchestra

Friday, March 13, 2015

Mandolinist Avi Avital performs works from his new album "Vivaldi" with the Venice Baroque Orchestra in The Greene Space.

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The McGraw Hill Financial Young Artists Showcase

Recordings by Young Artists Showcase Alumni

Friday, January 02, 2015

This week hear a New Year’s salute to recently released albums by a few musicians who have appeared on Young Artists Showcase.

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New Sounds

New Music for Banjo and Mandolin

Thursday, December 18, 2014

New music for banjo and mandolin from the Punch Brothers, Tony Trischka, Avi Avital, Ellipsis, Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn, Jake Schepps, and Yo-Yo Ma.

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Soundcheck

Check Ahead: Chris Thile And Edgar Meyer, 'Bass & Mandolin'

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

The bass-mandolin superduo teams up again on ten new originals that showcase their warm sound and virtuosic abilities on both instruments. 
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WQXR Features

Café Concert: Avi Avital

Sunday, January 19, 2014

When Avi Avital arrived on the scene, he set out to dispel the mandolin’s somewhat dowdy reputation, playing cross-cultural works from Klezmer to Balkan music. Watch him play two folk-influenced works in the WQXR Cafe.

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Soundcheck

12 Days Of Soundcheck '13: Chris Thile, 'Adagio' from Bach's Sonata No. 1 In G Minor

Thursday, December 19, 2013

On Thursday, December 19, download a special live performance of Chris Thile's take on Bach's "Adagio" from the Sonata No. 1 in G Minor, recorded in the Soundcheck studio.

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Chris Thile: Bach On Mandolin

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Hear mandolin extraordinaire Chris Thile perform in the Soundcheck studio.

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Avi Avital Pushes The Limits Of Mandolin

Friday, January 04, 2013

Thinking of the mandolin usually conjures up images of American bluegrass music or traditional Neapolitan songs like “O Sole Mio.” But Israeli mandolinist Avi Avital has been making people rethink the instrument. Hear his live performance in our studio.

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Looking Forward To Broadway In 2013, Joe Jackson, Avi Avital

Friday, January 04, 2013

David Cote -- the theater critic for Time Out New York -- gives us the scoop on what's happening on and off Broadway this year. Joe Jackson reflects on his recent tribute to a jazz great. And Classical mandolinist extraordinaire Avi Avital delivers a virtuosic performance in the studio.

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Ben Sollee Strums, Bows and Plucks In Studio

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

If you’ve ever seen a man riding a bike down the side of the road with a cello strapped to the side of it, well, chances are it was Ben Sollee. The Kentucky-bred musician has earned quite a reputation for ditching the van in favor of

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WQXR Features

Café Concert: Avi Avital

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

When you think mandolin, bluegrass pickers and old-timey music frequently comes to mind. But when Avi Avital sat down to play in the WQXR Café, the sounds of Bach and Bloch filled the air.

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Punch Brothers: Live from the Greene Space

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Punch Brothers just aren’t as young as they used to be – but that’s not saying much, considering that frontman Chris Thile recorded his first album as an 11-year-old with bluegrass band Nickel Creek. However, on Punch Brothers’ latest record, “Who’s Feeling Young Now?,” the five-piece band (now all in their mid-20s to early-30s) seems more energetic than ever. The group brings their rollicking string-band rock to the Greene Space for a live performance. 

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