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Avi Avital plays the WQXR: New York - Cafe Concert

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When you think mandolin, Bill Monroe, Sam Bush, Jerry Douglas or Chris Thile frequently comes to mind. But when Avi Avital sat down to play in the WQXR: New York - Café recently, the sounds of a Bach cello suite filled the air. Then came the strong mournful strains of Ernest Bloch's Nigun, a variation on an ancient Hebrew melody written for the violin. READ THE FULL ARTICLE