Festival of the Mandolins
Sunday , Apr 13, 2008 • 10:30 AM • $18 Children free
Historic gathering of the mandolin orchestras. For the first time ever all 5 of the San Francisco Bay Area mandolin orchestras will be performing on the same program!
Hear the AURORA MANDOLIN ORCHESTRA, GRAVENSTEIN MANDOLIN ORCHESTRA, INSTANT KLEZMER MANDOLIN ORCHESTRA, SAN FRANCISCO MANDOLIN ORCHESTRA, AND SILVER STRINGS MANDOLIN ORCHESTRA. Top it off with a guest appearance by mandolinist extraordinaire, TOM ROZUM, backed up by Home Run Jethro (LAURIE LEWIS, TONY MARCUS & PAUL SHELASKY). Add the BYO MANDOLIN ORCHESTRA (Bring Your Own), all the mandolin workshops and panels, and you have day that cannot be missed.
The performances for the public will commense at 1PM.
Preceding the public performances, the festival opens at 10:30AM with the BYO Mandolin Orchestra (Bring Your Own). Music will be provided. Workshops will begin also at 11:30. There will be a panel of the Bay Area Mandolin orchestra leaders moderated by Chip Curry at 12:15.
Large display of vintage mandolins, mandolas, mandolettos, and other members of the mandolin family by Bear Paw Fiddles.
Food and drink will be available from noon. This year will feature Bulgarian fare prepared by Hristos Kolev.
Advance tickets available at www.Brownbagtickets.com
Schedule10:30AM BYO Mandolin Orchestra 11:30AM Workshops: Phil Lawrence: Intro to Klezmer Mandolin Tom Rozum: The mandolin in a Bluegrass Band, Intro to Solos and playing playing behind the Singer.12:15PM Panel of Orchestra Leaders: "Mandolin Music:Today & Tomorrow"Performances1:00PM Silver Strings Mandolin Orchestra In the Bar: Mandolins Like Salami1:45PM Gravenstein Mandolin Orchestra Historic slides of mandolin orchestras in SF2:30PM Tom Rozum with Home Run Jethro with Sheri Mignano (repeating in afternoon)3:00PM Aurora Mandolin Orchestra3:45PM SF Mandolin Orchestra4:30PM Tom Rozum with Home Run Jethro5:00PM Instant Klezmer Mandolin Orchestra*schedule is subject to change. Be sure to check closer to event.
Aurora Mandolin Orchestra
Gravenstein Mandolin Orchestra
Instant Klezmer Mandolin Orchestra
San Francisco Mandolin Orchestra
Silver Strings Mandolin Orchestra
BYO Mandolin Orchestra (Bring Your Own)
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