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Nicholas McGegan to conduct DSO with Avi Avital in 'Vivaldi's Gloria' program / The Detroit News

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Orchestra Hall will swell with baroque precision April 25-27 when the Detroit Symphony Orchestra celebrates "Vivaldi's Gloria," with four works by one of the classical canon's biggest crowd-pleasers. The guest conductor will be Nicholas McGegan, whom the London Independent called "one of the finest baroque conductors of his generation." The featured soloist will be the celebrated Israeli mandolinist Avi Avital. The program includes Vivaldi's Concerto for Strings, Concerto for Mandolin, Concerto Grosso and his mass, "Gloria." For spice, Avital will also perform Anna Clyne's recent Concerto for Mandolin and Strings "Three Sisters," giving his instrument special prominence throughout the evening.

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