Dayton Mandolin Orchestra Concert Artist Series Inaugural Concert
By Mandolin Cafe
January 12, 2006 - 5:48 am
The Dayton Mandolin Orchestra kicks off the DMO CONCERT ARTIST SERIES on February 11, 2006, with "The First Lady of the American Mandolin", Marilynn Mair, and her duo partner, "Fretted String Whiz", Adam Larrabee.
Ms. Mair has established the classical mandolin in music circles worldwide through her artistic interpretation, technical mastery, and devotion to the instrument.
An advocate of early Twentieth-Century Brazilian Jazz called "choro", Ms. Mair's scholarship on choro music is some of the most complete in the English language.
Marilynn Mair: mandolin
Adam Larrabee: mandolin, guitar, mandocello
Saturday, February 11, 2006 - 7:30 PM
Sears Recital Hall
Jesse Phillips Humanities Center
University of Dayton, Dayton OH 45469
Mr. Larrabee, faculty member of the New England Conservatory, has recorded extensively with artists such as Dave Holland and Bela Fleck, and will be accompanying Ms. Mair in this landmark concert. As a composer and arranger, Mr. Larrabee has been commissioned to write works for the New England Conservatory's Contemporary Music Festival, the Milton Academy Chamber Orchestra, the Virginia Commonwealth Classical Guitar Ensemble, and many others.
A selection of Mr. Larrabee's works will be presented in the program, which compliments musical selections by composers Domenico Scarlatti, Bela Bartok, Will Ayton, Brian Israel and Jacob do Bandolim. The Dayton Mandolin Orchestra will open the concert at 7:30 PM.
Ms. Mair and Mr. Larrabee will offer afternoon workshops on Saturday, February 11, at the University of Dayton's Kennedy Union Center, and an evening concert at Sears Hall, Jesse Phillips Humanities Center, University of Dayton, Dayton OH. Ms. Mair's mandolin workshop will be held from 1-2 PM. Mr. Larrabee's guitar workshop will be held from 3-4 PM. A Meet & Greet reception for the artists will take place from 2-3 PM. Reservations are recommended for the workshops, and advance tickets for the concert are available at a reduced rate.
For more information, a sampling of music, and a printable poster for sharing in your community, visit the Dayton Mandolin Orchestra's Concert Artist Series information page.
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