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Amsterdam Mandolin Orchestra 40th Annual Concert

By Mandolin Cafe
March 14, 2007 - 7:00 am

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Amsterdam, Netherlands — On April 1, 2007 the Amsterdam Mandolin Orchestra AMTG (Amsterdam Mandoline Orkest AMTG - its formal Dutch name) will hold their 40th annual concert at the Muiderkerk on Linnaeusstaat in Amsterdam.

The Orchestra is conducted by Carlo Malizia, who has led the group since its formation in 1967. Ms. Lenie Ker khoven is the group's concertmaster.

The music at the concert will include several celebratory works including Music for Royal Fireworks by Handel and the Bulgaarse Feestelyke Suite (Bulgarian Festival Suite) by Tanev.

In addition, the Orchestra commissioned a new work for the occasion of its 40th anniversary by a Dutch composer, Bernard van Beurden. This commissioned work is a Concerto for Soprano Saxaphone and Mandolin Orchestra. The soloist will be Olivier Gomes.

The concert will conclude on a lighter note playing Alexander's Ragtime Band and When the Red Red Robin, both backed up by Flevo Fun, a barbershop choir.

More information about the orchestra and some samples of its work can be found on its website www.amtg.nl.

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