Achille Bocus Mandolin Orchestra Workshop

By Mandolin Cafe
March 12, 2008 - 12:45 pm

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Achille Bocus

Achille Bocus

San Francisco, Ca. — Achille Bocus, Director of the Milan Plucked String Orchestra of Italy will host a workshop for the San Francisco Mandolin Orchestra on Sunday, March 30, 2008 from 3:00 - 6:00 p.m. at Bethany United Methodist Church, 1268 Sanchez.

The orchestra is inviting experienced mandolin family and guitar players from outside the orchestra to make this one larger event.

Sheet music will be available in advance via email for those participating. The workshop organizers ask $20 (low-income $10) from each participant, with payment made at the workshop, cash or check.

Participants will study a very lovely Italian Romantic piece by distinguished operatic composer, Cilea, and three short pieces by Handel. The focus of the workshop is not only the interpretation of these pieces, but how to work together as an one orchestral whole.

The Milan Plucked String Orchestra is one of Italy's largest and oldest mandolin orchestras. Achille has conducted the orchestra for the last two years and played in it since a teenager. He is also a professional orchestral Double Bass player.

It's possible that this larger group could play the piece at the mandolin festival three weeks after.

Achille will also be available for private lessons from now through the end of March. For information on lessons, contact Nicola Swinburne.

Additional information:
Nicola Swinburne, workshop coordinator

Click red map pin for driving directions to Achille Bocus Mandolin Orchestra Workshop, Bethany United Methodist Church, 1268 Sanchez, San Francisco, 94114.