The Oregon Mandolin Orchestra brings many gems to their December 19, 2014, Holiday Concert at the Walters Cultural Arts Center in Hillsboro, Oregon. Conducted by Brian Oberlin, the Orchestra will perform Arcangelo Corelliís entire Concerto Grosso No. 8. Often referred to as the Christmas Concerto, this early Baroque music is suited well for this thirty- member mandolin orchestra and features several solo sections. The Orchestra will also perform movements from Tchaikovskyís Nutcracker and many other Holiday favorites for young and old. A chamber group featuring Brian Oberlin and a few of the Orchestra members playing swinging Christmas music will delight audiences as well.
The special guest will be Portlandís Sneakiní Out. Some may know the group for their delightfully warped adaptation of the entire Sgt. Peppers album while others think of them as mandolin, accordion, bass, and percussionist who plays a typewriter. Led by mandolin master David Gerow, this quartet explores multi-genre medleys that visit, Beethoven, The Rolling Stones, Lipps Inc., Van Halen, R.E.M., as well as their originals. Sneakiní Out has performed with the likes of K.D. Lang, Pink Martini, and many other high profile acts while holding their own and having a sound that is completely original, style-fusing, time-jumping, and non-duplicated. http://www.sneakinout.com