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Jeff Midkiff To Premier New Mandolin Composition

By Mandolin Cafe
March 2, 2007 - 7:46 am

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Jeff Midkiff

Jeff Midkiff

Multi-genre mandolin virtuoso Jeff Midkiff has composed a unique solo for mandolin and symphonic band entitled Rhapsody, to be performed on the Concordia University Wind Symphony tour March 2-10, 2007, with Midkiff as mandolin soloist.

Rhapsody. commissioned by Concordia University of Chicago stretches the boundaries of the mandolin tradition without straying too far from its roots.

Coming on the heels of his acclaimed CD, Partners In Time, which deftly explores the jazz, bluegrass and classical mandolin landscapes, Rhapsody is more seriously classical with contrasting textures of darkness and light, with a cadenza that branches out into jazz and bluegrass influences.

Jeff will also be featured on the tour as clarinet soloist performing Adagio-Tarantella for Clarinet by Ernesto Cavallini.

The Concordia University Wind Symphony tour will perform in suburban Cleveland, Ohio, Washington D.C., Philadelphia, New York, Baltimore, and Richmond, Virginia.

The tour ends at Concordia University in suburban Chicago on March 16. For more complete tour information, visit

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