“This is a great honor for the Oregon Mandolin Orchestra,” said Christian McKee, the orchestra’s music director. “We are really looking forward to performing, as well as hearing – and learning from – some of the finest musicians in the world.”
The festival will feature some 25 concerts in Bruchsal, a city of considerable Old World charm on Germany’s southwest flank, between Frankfurt and Stuttgart.
Michael Tognetti, Oregon Mandolin Orchestra board president, said the orchestra will launch a fundraising effort to help pay for members’ registration, airfare and lodging in Germany.
“We are a community orchestra and the only mandolin orchestra in Oregon and Southwest Washington,” Tognetti said. “As such, we are proud to represent the community and the audiences who appreciate and support us.”
For more information, contact:
Christian McKee: email@example.com
Michael Tognetti: firstname.lastname@example.org