Australian Brandenburg Orchestra – Avital, Foxtel & KPMG


abo-4The Australian Brandenburg Orchestra (ABO) is innovating partnerships with corporate and entertainment producers that will aid their aim of giving access to the glorious music they play to as many people as possible.

Founded by Artistic Director Paul Dyer, together with Managing Director Bruce Applebaum in 1989, the ABO challenges and inspires both audience and performer alike, thriving on the support of its partnerships.

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ABO Artistic Director harpsichordist Paul Dyer, together with Tommie Andersson on Theorbo and Jamie Hey on Cello forming a quartet with Avi Avital during his 2014 concert in Australia, photo by Steven Godbee

KPMG a global network of professional firms in the finance industry have been a loyal partner of the Brandenburg since 2013.

Their partnership will support the blockbuster Avi Avital concert series that tours Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane in 2016.

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Jamie Hey, Baroque Cellist with the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra

KPMG are proud to continue our partnership with the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra. Their innovation, passion and dedication are something we also aspire to in our business. It is our privilege to support the upcoming concert series with mandolin virtuoso Avi Avital,” said KPMG Chief Executive Officer Gary Wingrove.

The unique blending of the ABO’s commitment to the Baroque era of music with its trademark flare for showmanship – will provide a real treat for an even wider audience due to a new partnership with the Australian pay television company Foxtel.

avital-bestA live recording of the acclaimed international Grammy nominated mandolinist Avi Avital will be delivered through Foxtel’s dedicated channel Foxtel Arts, when he performs in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne in late October and early November.

Thrilling audiences with dynamic performances live on stage in 2014, Avi Avital is returning due to popular demand.

Avi said “I had a blast last time performing with the Brandenburg to an incredibly enthusiastic audience – I remember always full halls and an extremely warm welcome from the audience.”

Watching him in performance can be likened to art and poetry in motion. He dazzles his audiences with a wealth of detail and a great eloquence.

Avi Avital can be likened to a sorcerer as he weaves a spell through soul-searching sounds of great beauty. He coaxes his Mandolin to reveal its many secrets through the magic of his Midas touch.

ABC Classics has just released the DVD of his acclaimed 2014 ABO concert, ready for its followers, fans and friends to fall in love all over again!

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Mandolinist Avi Avital on stage with members of the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, photo by Steven Godbee

The delicacy of his phrasing helps to illustrate and highlight the expressiveness of the tones Avi Avital embraces with unrestrained joy and rigour.

Avi says “The three concertos I will perform are monumental symbols in Vivaldi’s repertoire…(I’m hoping) the audience will listen to these extremely famous pieces that I’m sure everyone in the hall has in their mind, but from a fresh ear – and to rediscover them.” said Avi Avital.

Paul Dyer said: “I am thrilled that we are joining Foxtel Arts as a broadcast partner. This collaboration will allow us to share our live concerts with audiences throughout Australia and celebrate our shared commitment to musical excellence. It is a great honour to have the support of our long-time partner KPMG as Avi Avital’s Series Partner, helping us bring this phenomenal performer to our audiences.”

Carolyn McDowall, The Culture Concept Circle, 2016

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Australian Brandenburg Orchestra
26 October – 8 November, 2016


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