Mandolin Masters - Bach to Brazil
Hear two of the greatest living mandolinists perform together in a not-to-be-missed concert at an intimate historic San Francisco venue.
Windham Hill artist Mike Marshall made his Carnegie Hall debut at the age of 20 with Stephane Grappelli as a member of the David Grisman Quintet. Since then he has been at the forefront of New Acoustic music for over 40 years, founding the classical ensemble The Modern Mandolin Quartet, the jazz group Montreux with Barbara Higbie and Michael Manring, Psychograss, and the Anger Marshall Band with Darrell Anger. In 2014 Mike was nominated for his third Grammy Award for his recording with the Turtle Island Quartet. A multi-instrumentalist, Mike is a fluid Jazz improviser and a master on mandolin, guitar, mandocello and violin. He is indeed a living compendium of musical styles and has the ability to seamlessly blend his American roots background with a deep understanding of European classical music, Brazilian choro and other world music. Swinging gracefully from jazz to classical, bluegrass to Latin styles, he puts his stamp on everything he plays with an unusually potent blend of intellect and emotion, a combination of musical skill and instinct rare in the world of American vernacular instrumentalists.
Joining him is Caterina Lichtenberg, considered one of the greatest living classical mandolinists, and professor of mandolin at the Cologne Music Conservatory. When the queen of classical mandolin met the itinerant Marshall, strings sizzled and music flowed. The couple have released two cds on the Adventure Music label, have performed at the Carmel Bach Festival, The Savannah Music Festival, the Bach Haus Liepzig, Germany and the Rockygrass Bluegrass Festival in Colorado, and have been soloists with the New Century Orchestra under Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, and Orchester larte del mondo from Cologne, Germany.
This storied pair will perform at 7 p.m., August 12th in the intimate historic sanctuary of the SF Swedenborgian Church, a National Historic Landmark and treasure of early Arts&Crafts architecture that seats just 100 guests. The performances are part of the"Second Sundays" Concert Series, held in the candle-lit sanctuary. Other performances in the series continue monthly on the second Sunday of each month through October 14th. Tickets are available from BrownPaperTickets online, or at the door. The Swedenborgian Church is located at 2107 Lyon Street in San Francisco, at the corner of Washington Street.
SF Swedenborgian Church (View)
2107 Lyon Street
San Francisco, CA 94115
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