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OMO Spring 2017 Three-City Tour

The Oregon Mandolin Orchestra opens its 8th season with a 2017 Spring Concert Tour of Portland, the Oregon Coast and Southwest Washington, April 21-23.

24 instruments from the mandolin family and directed by Portland’s leading mandolinist, Brian Oberlin, will perform movements from Mozart’s 3rd and 4th Violin Concertos and Hummel’s Mandolin Concerto, as well as folk music from the Americas.

special guest, mandolin luminary Evan Marshall. (www.evanjmarshall.com) Evan will perform mandolin solos in the Mozart and Hummel Concertos. In a special performance, Evan will join forces with Brian Oberlin to play swing, bluegrass and classical as part of their crowd-pleasing duet, Twin Mandolin Slingers.

Founded in 2010, the Oregon Mandolin Orchestra has successfully revived the tradition of community mandolin orchestras popular in cities across North America during the early 20th century.  Today, the all-volunteer, Portland-based Orchestra boasts 24 members who play mandolin, mandola, mandocello and mandobass to create a warm, distinctive sound something like musical rain.  The Orchestra has performed in Portland, Salem, Hillsboro, Hood River, Pendleton and Vancouver, Wash.

About the Oregon Mandolin Orchestra and its Mission

The Oregon Mandolin Orchestra was founded by Elizabeth and Brian Oberlin in an effort to revive the beauty and popularity of the traditional mandolin orchestra, which was mainstream in the United States around the turn of the 20th Century. At that time, the mandolin orchestras were highly popular throughout the United States with most cities and high schools having their own.

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Upcoming Performances
April 21, 2017 Doors open at 7:00 Concert at 7:30 pm Multnomah Arts Center - Multnomah Village, Portland, OR
April 22, 2017 Doores open at 7:00 pm Concert at 7:30 pm Liberty Theatre - Astoria Oregon
April 23, 2017 Doors open at 1:30 p.m., Concert at 2 p.m Old Liberty Theater - Ridgefield, WA
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Brian Oberlin, Music DirectorBrian Oberlin, Music Director
Brian brings with him many years of experience as a professional musician, composer, instructor, and now conductor. He has toured the U.S., performing with several different ensembles, and has taught thousands of students to play mandolin. Brian's perspective on music, composing, performing, and teaching is always fresh and full of energy. If you are interested in performing with the Oregon Mandolin Orchestra, contact Brian at .

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