The Oregon Mandolin Orchestra, in its fifth concert season, will perform a “best of” set of music that includes Barber’s Adagio for Strings, Schubert’s Unfinished Symphony in B Minor (first movement), Calace’s Tarantella and VI Mazurka, Villalpando’s Marche Zacatecas, Allen’s Dance of the Lunatics, and two arrangements by Music Director Brian Oberlin, Chicago and Gridiron Heroes. These pieces, although not originally written for mandolin orchestra, are a perfect fit for the 30-member mandolin orchestra comprised of 1st and 2nd mandolins, mandolas, mandocellos, and basses. As always, the Oregon Mandolin Orchestra will have a featured guest. This concert will feature Music Director Brian Oberlin, playing selections from his new Italian Classical Solo Mandolin album, Capriccio Fantastico.
Friday, October 3rd, 2014 – 7:30
Tickets $12 in advance (www.brownpapertickets.com) – $15 day of show/door
The Old Church
1422 SW 11th Avenue
Portland, OR 97201
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 Corelli’s 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 Tchaikovsky’s 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 Portland’s Sneakin’ 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. Sneakin’ 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