Hi everyone -- I play in the Toronto Mandolin orchestra and sit on the artistic committee. I'm also very 'into' brazilian music, choro but also bossa, tropicalia etc. I have a question which I just posted to the brazilian music/jazz etc forum as well. Is there 'old' music from brazil, particularly choro or some class bossa nova or something of that type, which has been transcribed for mandolin orchestra already? Our conductor can and does make arrangements for our orchestra, but it may be easier to convince him to try something if the orchestration is already a done deal. We mainly do light classical music and arrangments of russian and ukranian folk songs (the orchestra established 50 years ago has ukranian roots), but our conductor is quite open to trying music from other parts of the world.
Thanks for your help