October 11, 2007 / 8pm
Angel Orensanz Center / 172 Norfolk Street NYC

On Record

The complete chamber orchestra concerti of Avner Dorman

Eliran Avni, Piano
Avi Avital, Mandolin
Mindy Kaufman, Piccolo Flute
Arnaud Sussmann, Violin
Lily Francis, Violin
Eric Nowlin, Viola
Michal Korman, Cello
Aya Hamada, Harpsichord
Andrew Cyr, Artistic Director / Conductor
Avner Dorman, Composer

On the Program

Avner Dorman: Concerto in A
for solo piano and string orchestra
Featuring Eliran Avni on piano

Avner Dorman: Mandolin Concerto
for solo mandolin and string orchestra
Featuring Avi Avital on mandolin

Avner Dorman: Concerto Grosso
for string quartet, harpischord, and string orchestra
Featuring Arnaud Sussmann and Lily Francis on violin, Eric Nowlin on viola, Michal Korman on cello, Aya Hamada on harpsichord

Avner Dorman: Piccolo Concerto
for solo piccolo flute, piano, and string orchestra
Featuring Mindy Kaufman on piccolo flute


Kyle Armbrust, Viola
David Auerbach, Viola
Maurycy Banaszek, Viola
Rachel Calin, Bass
Sharon Cohen, Violin
Song-le Do, Cello
Noah Geller, Violin
Frank Huang, Violin
Yvonne Lam, Violin
Amy Lee, Violin
Earl Lee, Cello
Jessica Lee, Viola
Wayne Lin, Violin
Gal Nyska, Cello
Anne Rabbat, Violin
Andrew Wan, Violin
Ying Xue, Violin

About the Concert

Metropolis Ensemble and Artistic Director / Conductor Andrew Cyr devotes an entire evening to chamber works from acclaimed Israeli composer Avner Dorman. As part of the annual Daniel Pearl World Music Days Network, this concert is dedicated to celebrating the theme of "Harmony for Humanity" and the power of music.

Metropolis Ensemble, along with special guest artists including Avi Avital (mandolin), Eliran Avni (piano), and New York Philharmonic’s Mindy Kaufman (piccolo), performs four of Dorman’s concerti: U.S. premieres of Concerto in A (1995), and Concerto Grosso (2003); New York premiere of Piccolo Concerto (2001); and Mandolin Concerto (2006).

This concert is supported by Smithsonian Magazine. The wine reception is sponsored by SIMI Winery.

On Record Rehearsal
On Record
On Record Studio Recording