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Avi Avital | © Christoph Kîstlin

Bach Reimagined

Thu Dec 5 — Fri Dec 6, 2024

Orchestra Hall

~2 hours, including intermission

Mandolin superstar Avi Avital says that “there’s something about the music of Bach that is so absolute, so universal, that the instrument you play doesn’t really matter.” He drives that point home when he borrows concertos Bach wrote for harpsichord and violin. The plot thickens with a series of Bach pieces reimagined for the modern symphony orchestra.

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    Bach Suite  

  • PÄRT

    If Bach Had Been a Beekeeper 

  • BACH

    Concerto in F minor, BWV 1056 (trans. for mandolin)

  • BACH

    Concerto in A minor, BWV 1041 (trans. for mandolin)


    Letters from Bachville 

  • BACH/Elgar

    Fantasia and Fugue in C minor  

  • BACH/Stokowski

    Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme

  • BACH/Stokowski

    Ein feste Burg

  • BACH/Skrowaczewski

    Toccata and Fugue in D minor*


    Ragtime on a Theme of J.S. Bach

  • *Performed during the Minnesota Orchestra's 1974–75 inaugural season at Orchestra Hall.


Minnesota Orchestra

Jordan de Souza


Avi Avital


Accessibility Services

  • Armless & Bariatric Chairs
  • Assistive Listening Devices
  • Large-Print Programs
  • Noise-Cancelling Headphones
  • Service Animals
  • Wheelchair & Accessible Seating

Additional services are available upon request.

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