Festival of the Mandolins
Join us for the 14th annual San Francisco Festival of the Mandolins. At the 1PM concert,there will be four diverse mandolin performances ranging from classical to old-time by the Bay Area's finest mandolin artists. The concert will be preceded by workshops by the performers at 11AM. Performers will include; AURORA MANDOLIN ORCHESTRA, RADIM ZENKL,SEABRIGHT SERENADERS and the KENNY HALL TRIBUTE BAND Ethnic Bulgarian food by chef Hristo Kolev.
The Aurora Mandolin Orchestra (AMO) -the largest orchestra of its kind in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Radim Zenkl - mandolin player, composer and instructor. Radim's style features progressive original and eastern European traditional music flavored with string jazz, new age, bluegrass, flamenco, rock, classical and other. The US Mandolin Champion is redefining the mandolin and its role in music by designing new mandolin-family instruments and creating new playing styles.
The Seabright Serenaders are Paul Rangell, Emily Abbink, & Irene Herrmann.Their repertoire centers on Italian, Mexican, New Mexican and Caribbean dance tunes and songs from popular and traditional music origins.
The *Kenny Hall Tribute Band is led by Terry Barrett-mandolin and Harry Liedstrand-fiddle. Both proteges of *Kenny Hall, and have a wealth of musical styles and tunes under their belts. Harry Liedstrand became fascinated with traditional country music while living in the central San Joaquin Valley. Inspired by valley musicians like Kenny Hall, Otis Pierce, and Ron Huey, Harry began collecting tunes and immersing himself in Fresno's rich musical heritage.
*Kenny Hall was a "fiercely independent old-time musician" who passed last year at 90 years of age. He was an inspiration to generations of revival musicians in California. Born blind on October 14, 1923, in San Jose, California, Kenny Hall became a master mandolinist and fiddler in old-time music styles.
Croatian American Cultural Center (View)
60 Onondaga Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94112
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