Mike Marshall in Concert at Mandolicious
By Mandolin Cafe
December 28, 2011 - 9:00 am
Aptos, Calif. — New Music Works (NMW) is proud to welcome Mike Marshall as a featured guest artist for their "Mandolicious" concert, Friday, January 13, 2012 at 8 p.m. in the Cabrillo College Music Recital Hall.
Join NMW for an evening of rare and new orchestral delights for mandolin and other instruments.
In addition to Marshall, Mandolicious features Nigerian-American composer and tenor, Akindele 'Akiva' Olanrewaju Bankole and the NMW Ensemble conducted by Phil Collins, 2011 Santa Cruz County Artist of the Year.
In collaboration with the New Music Works ensemble, Mike Marshall will perform his Concerto in G major for Mandolin and Strings (2010). He will also be featured in three arrangements by Arnold Schoenberg.
The evening concludes with a Post-Concert Discussion with the artists.
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This was Mike's first performance of his three part concerto with a professional ensemble. Phil Collins conducted the New Music Works with Mike in the first chair. It was reminiscent of bluegrass, Bach, America...Brilliant. I hope Mike can make a proper studio recording of his composition, it is most worthy. Original, punchy, just the right amount of complexity yet very accessible. The listener was carried from one movement to the next, the lead voice changing from Mando to Violin to Clarinet. Modern and still very traditional and easy to follow. A wonderful new composition for the Mandolin and orchestra.