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2007 San Francisco Festival of the Mandolins

By John Daley
March 24, 2007 - 7:30 am

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San Francisco Festival of the Mandolins

San Francisco Festival of the Mandolins

San Francisco, Calif. — In its seventh year, the San Francisco Festival of the Mandolins continues to offer the widest spectrum of mandolin music available in California. 2007 marks an expansion making it a week long festival held April 16-22, 2007.

Three theme-based concerts will be held in addition to the culminating "Grand Day of Mandolins" scheduled at the Croatian American Cultural Center on Sunday, April 22.

Schedule:

Grand Day of Mandolins
11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., April 22
Croatian American Cultural Center
60 Onondaga Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94112
510-649-0941
Contact: John Daley, (415) 255-3442

Bands featured:
The Mercury Dimes with Michael Follstad
Jody Stecher with Erik Thompson
Bob Applebaum With Barry Solomon
Aurora Mandolin Orchestra

Theme based mandolin concerts April 14 - 22:

"Bluegrass Mandolin Summit" with Butch Waller, Dix Bruce, Tom Bekeny, and many guests
Monday April 16, 7:30 p.m.
Amnesia
853 Valencia
Between 19th & 20th
San Francisco, CA
(415) 970-0012

"An Evening in Naples" with Zighi Baci ensemble, featuring Carlo Solivan, tenor
Thursday April 19, 7:30 p.m.
Caffe Trieste
601 Vallejo St
San Francisco, CA

"Irish Mandolin Matinee" Marla Fibish Trio, Paul Kotapish with Euphonia, Jody Stecher
Saturday, April 21, 2:00 p.m.
The Plough and Stars
116 Clement St.
San Francisco
(415) 751-1122

"The Grand Day of Mandolins"
Sunday, April 22, Noon to 6
Croatian American Cultural Center
Admission: $18
60 Onondaga Ave.
San Francisco, CA
(510) 649-0941

Featuring:
The Mercury Dimes with Michael Follstad
Jody Stecher with Erik Thompson
Bob Applebaum With Barry Solomon
Aurora Mandolin Orchestra

Workshops with all performers, "Bring Your Own Mandolin" Orchestra, good food, open mic and dancing. Doors open at 11:00 a.m.. Everyone is welcome to play in a BYO Mandolin Orchestra at noon. There will be workshops by the performers from 1:00-3:00 p.m. The concert is at 3:00 p.m. Ethnic food and drink will be served from 1:00 p.m. $18 admission, ($2 off with mandolin in hand). Children free. Jamming is encouraged.

This is a rare chance for mandolin players from classical to bluegrass to jazz to share traditions and learn from masters and from each other. It is also an opportunity for those interested in mandolin music to see its broad use and enjoy the music as performed by some of the most outstanding musicians today.

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