Captain Corelli’s Mandolin

Concert No. 5

Captain Corelli’s Mandolin

David Shemer, conductor

Dou 16 strings

Jacob Reuven, mandolin

Marie Carmen-Simon, mandolin (Spain)

The mandolin will be the main feature of this charming concert, which includes double concertos of Bach and Vivaldi as well as works by Italian composers, as inspired by the book “Captain Corelli’s Mandolin” (Louis de Bernières).


Sunday, 19.5.2019 at 20:00 – International YMCA Jerusalem

Monday, 20.5.2019 at 20:00 – Zucker Hall, Heichal Hatarbut, Tel Aviv

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Characterized by its innovative sound and aspirational repertoire, the Duo 16 Strings stretches the limits of mandolin playing.

Dou 16 strings

Mandolin players Jacob Reuven and Mari Carmen Simon have ventured to where no mandolin player has travelled before and founded the duo 16 Strings. The duo, named for its remarkable tuning, transforms the traditional mandolin tuning from four double-strings to eight unique strings, and thereby compresses a whole quartet into two magnificent instruments.

16 Strings performs mostly repertoire written originally for two violins, such as duos by Ysaye and Bartok, as well as


contemporary music written for two mandolins. The duo is always on the lookout for new pieces and composers, and welcomes opportunities to explore any music fresh from the press.

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