Thursday, August 13, 2015

A MANDOLIN CONCERT FOR THE FAMILY



Young and old come together for the Auckland Mandolinata Orchestra winter series of concerts where new tunes and old: from classical music to ragtime, traditional European songs, and orchestrated pieces composed especially for mandolin.
Mandolin ensembles bring absolutely new sounds in the music they perform.  Because they pluck and tremolo the strings to make chords there is a trill to the tunes that is not exhibited in other string orchestras.  They are supported by guitar and bass and for extra nuance the Auckland Mandolinata Orchestra has flute and accordion to enhance the traditional tunes from Europe.
 
These concerts bring a new perspective to music that is enjoyed by audiences with a huge range of likes in their choice of tunes.  It is impossible not to delight in the lightness of the melodies and to become drawn in to the feelings that the mandolin is able to evoke.
 
The Auckland Mandolinata Orchestra is a mix of amateur and professional musicians, and, under the Musical Directorship of Bryan Holden, is developing into a musical group that is becoming more accomplished each year.  During 44 years of entertaining audiences in Auckland and country areas throughout New Zealand the orchestra has travelled overseas, particularly to Australia.  They have participated with other members of the Federation of Australasian Mandolin Ensembles in acclaimed concerts in major centres in Australia and Auckland where up to 80 players have played in concerts with well-known conductors from Europe and America.
 
Afternoon tea is provided.


Sunday 23 August 3 pm – 5 pm
Auckland Irish Society Rooms
Rocky Nook Rd
Fowlds Park
          Mt Albert 1022

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