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Munier Mandolin and Guitar Orchestra - Illumination

By Mandolin Cafe
March 6, 2015 - 9:30 am

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Munier Mandolin and Guitar Orchestra - Illumination

Munier Mandolin and Guitar Orchestra - Illumination

Philadelphia, Pa. — The Munier Mandolin and Guitar Orchestra (MMGO) has announced the release of Illumination, their first recording in nearly 40 years.

MMGO was founded in 1957 through a merger of two smaller Philadelphia area groups and has continued to rehearse and perform since.

Illumination, Munier's fourth recording, marks a turning point for the orchestra. While much of the orchestra's repertoire continues to draw upon its Italian roots, the ensemble has recently begun to expand its musical horizons.

Under the leadership of its current conductor Mark Linkins and assistant conductors Joe Kasinskas and Joe Todaro, the orchestra's repertoire has expanded to include an increasingly diverse mix of musical styles and broad cross-section of music listeners from across the Delaware Valley.

Concerto for Strings in D (1st Movement) by Vivaldi

From the recording Illumination, listen to the track Concerto for Strings in D (1st Movement) by Vivaldi.

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Gibson John
March 13, 2015 10:27 PM
My dad was a member of the Munier Mandolin Orchestra for some 30 years, he was also their oldest active member.
He played the mandolin for some 90 plus years before passing away at 107.
This is him playing the mandolin with the orchestra.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qPaJ3qHrFzY
mlinkins
March 14, 2015 07:31 AM
Thank you Gibson John. Your dad was an wonderful man and musician. We all miss him.
Gibson John
March 14, 2015 03:52 PM
Thanks mlinkins for your kind words.
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