Marilynn Mair & Friends Present A CD Release Concert
By Mandolin Cafe
October 6, 2006 - 10:49 am
Bristol, Rhode Island — Marilynn Mair & Friends present A CD Release Concert for Marilynn's new CD Leave Something Unexplained, featuring Marilynn Mair, mandolin with Adam Larrabee, mandocello & guitar and Enigmatica, a mandolin septet.
The concert will be held October 22, 2006 at 2:00 p.m., Roger Williams University Performing Arts Center, One Old Ferry Road, Bristol, Rhode Island. Admission is free and open to the public.
This concert will feature internationally-acclaimed mandolinist Marilynn Mair in solo performance, and accompanied by her duo-partner, Adam Larrabee, and her ensemble, Enigmatica. Ms Mair is celebrating the release of her new CD, "Leave Something Unexplained," that features solo and ensemble performances of contemporary, Baroque and Brazilian music. The program will include works by Mair, J. S. Bach, Will Ayton, Radim Zenkl, Chiquinha Gonzaga, Pixinguinha, and others.
Marilynn Mair was born and lives in the USA, and studied mandolin here and in Europe. She is best known as a classical mandolinist, but lately is often found playing Brazilian choro, Piazzolla tangos, or her own original tunes. She has toured Europe, North America, the Far East, and Brazil, performing in Carnegie Hall, the White House, Lincoln Center, Tivoli Concert Hall, the Palffy Palace, and other venues. She also has released 10 highly acclaimed recordings, earning her the title, "First Lady of the American Mandolin." In addition to her solo career, Marilynn has worked with a broad spectrum of musicians, from the Deutches Zupforchester and Musica Festiva Lincopensis, to the Rio Trio, Barry Mitterhof, Rudy Cipolla, Eddie "The Chief" Clearwater, and Duke Robbilard. She founded and directs the American Mandolin & Guitar Summer School, a national forum for mandolin & guitar instruction, and is a Professor of Music at Roger Williams University.