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Bloomfield Mandolin Orchestra Concert

By Bloomfield Mandolin Orchestra
May 2, 2004 - 5:20 pm

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Bloomfield, New Jersey, Presbyterian Church On-the-Green on Sunday, May 16, 2004 at 3:00 P.M.

The program is entitled Mandolin: The Ethnic Instrument, showcasing the return appearance of Tamara Volskaya "The Paganini of the Domra" and her husband, bayanist Anatoliy Trofimov. This year, the dynamic virtuoso duo will also bring three members of their renown Russian Carnival Ensemble - Mayya Kalikhman: domra-alto, mandola, percussion, Nataliya Vsevolodskaya: guitar, balalaika-alto, percussion, and Leonid Bruk: balalaika-contrabass.

The orchestra will perform an excerpt from Rossini's Overture "Barber of Seville," "Torna a Surriento" by Ernesto De Curtis, an Irish Medley of the songs "Wearing of the Green" and "Kerry Dance," "Aloha Oe" by Liliuokalini, "Havah Nagilah," "Synafiasmeni Kyriaki" ("Cloudy Sunday") by Vassilis Tsitsanis and featuring orchestra member James Posipanko as bouzouki soloist, Jos B. Kok's "Don Armando - Paso Dobla," Paul McCartney's "Yesterday,"and "Amapola" by Joseph Lacalle. The orchestra will accompany the guest soloists for Brahms' "Hungarian Dance No. 5," Tchaikovsky's "Neapolitan Dance," (arr. Anatoliy Trofimov), and "Ukrainian Romance" ("Bright Shining Moon") by H. Schneider.

The guest soloists will perform "Ukrainian Fantasy" by A. Holminov, Two Russian Songs "Tonkaya Ryabina" and "Kalinka" (arr. A. Shalov), Russian folk song "The Peddlers" (arr. A.Ditel), Carlo Munier's "Bizzarria" for mandolin with guitar, Paganini's "Carnival in Venice," and the Siberian folk song "Welcome in My New House." The concert will be held in the sanctuary of the Presbyterian Church On the Green, located on 147 Broad Street in Bloomfield. The church is across the street from Bloomfield High School.

Reserved seats for the center section of the sanctuary will be available until May 10, 2004 and may be purchased by sending a check payable to the Bloomfield Mandolin Orchestra in the amount of $15 per person to: James Posipanko, c/o Bloomfield Mandolin Orchestra, 34 Berkeley Avenue, Bloomfield, New Jersey 07003. General seating in the remainder of the sanctuary and in the balcony will be available prior to the concert on a first come-first serve basis for a donation of $8 for adults and $5 for senior citizens and students with ID. Young people ages 12 and under may attend at no charge. Due to the possibility of an advanced sold-out performance, it is recommended to RSVP all seating by calling orchestra manager James Posipanko at 973-259-1331 weekdays before 3:00 P.M.

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