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While the mandolin is popular today as a folk and bluegrass instrument, it has a rich history in the classical music world. In the US, mandolin orchestras were practically ubiquitous in the late 19th and early 20th centuries; at their height of their popularity, nearly every town and college had one. The San Francisco Bay Area still boasts several mandolin orchestras, and is often the site of concerts by leading classical mandolin players from around the world. Join the group to share and stay informed about local classical mandolin events.

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SF Mandolin Orchestra Concert in Piedmont: “Meditations”

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After a two-year hiatus, the SF Mandolin Orchestra will perform again this Spring, and the season’s concert theme is “Meditations.”

As we once again gather to share the joy of live music, the orchestra will perform pieces that inspire relaxation, concentration, and joy, including music from:

  • The Arpeggione Sonata by Franz Schubert
  • Fidelio by Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Chaconne by Gustav Holst
  • Meditation (from Thais) by Jules Massenet
  • he Faery Queen by Henry Purcell.

Make plans today to attend. Concerts are family-friendly. Admission is $20 general, $15 student/senior, and free for children 12 and under. Tickets may be purchased at the door, or at our ticketing site: sfmandolin.square.site. As always, you can connect with us on Facebook.

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