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Avi Avital & Hanzhi Wang

October 15
Hertz Hall

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Two trailblazing instrumental pioneers come together for a very special recital! Israeli-born mandolin virtuoso Avi Avital, well known to Cal Performances audiences, has charted new territory on his instrument with innovative programming and inspired collaborations. He performs with the young concert accordionist Hanzhi Wang in her Berkeley debut, exploring canonic repertoire by composers including Bach, Saint-Saëns, de Falla, Stravinsky, and Bartók, arranged for the duo’s unique instrumentation. “Every plucked sound from Avital’s fingers…radiates warmth and dazzling light” (The Times, London).