San Francisco Mandolin Orchestra performs Winter: The Cool Concert
San Francisco Mandolin Orchestra's Fall 2011 season culminates in its four October-November concerts under the theme of "Winter (the Cool Concert)." This selection encompasses the sweeping strains of Finnish composer Sibelius' "Rakastava" ("The Lover"), and "Romance in C" and the icicles of Vivaldi's classic "Winter Concerto." We mix in with this Norwegian composer, Grieg's famous "Peer Gynt Suite" and the well-known "Morning Mood" and "Hall of the Mountain King," and end with a piece by David Grisman, celebrating the 100th birthday of Blue Grass legend, Bill Monroe just to show that the mandolin has an American repertoire all its own. Winter the cool concert shines another new light on the capacities of the mandolin and the San Francisco Mandolin Orchestra, a community orchestra of 20-25 players of mandolin, mandola, octave mandolin, mandocello, guitar, and bass, under conductor Nicola Swinburne Bocus, and with soloist Achille Bocus. As the days grow shorter, you are invited to be a part of this musical celebration of the coming of winter.
All Saints Episcopal Church
555 Waverley St.
Palo Alto, CA 94301