OML – The Orchestra Mandolina Ljubljana from Slovenia – Concert 2012 – Music from the Land of the Rising Sun
The Orchestra Mandolina Ljubljana is the only mandolin orchestra in Slovenia. It was founded 30 years ago. I have found many videos of this orchestra at youtube, including a complete set of videos from the last concert.
Text from the Facebook page of the orchestra:
The Mandolina Ljubljana Orchestra is the only ensemble in Slovenia, whose members have chosen the mandolin as their companion on their musical journey. In Slovenia the mandolin has only recently been given a more significant role in various musical styles, from classical to pop. We, the members of the orchestra feel honoured and obligated to make the audience more familiar with this mellifluous plucked string instrument and to bring to their ears genuine mandolin music. In our repertoire there are also compositions written by classical composers, arrangements of folk tunes, film music and evergreens. We have had numerous successful appearances at home and abroad in more than thirty years of our performing. This, good critics and more and more satisfied audiences, assure us that we are on the right path.
The concert in January 2012 had the slogan “Music from the land of the rising sun” and was composed of works composed by Japanese composers.
Music from the land of the rising sun
Orkester Mandolina Ljubljana with conductor Andrej Zupan
This summer season your beloved OML will be performing original compositions by Yasuo Kuwahara, Hiro Fujikake, Takashi Kubota, Yoshinao Kobayashi and other Japanese composers. Traditional Japanese motifs and specific playing styles give these compositions, writen specifically for mandolin orchestra, the distinct eastern-oriental character, yet for the keen ear the influence of traditional as well as modern school of European musical thought, most noticeably Spanish and Balkan, can be easily recognized.
Playlist – Orkester Mandolina Ljubljana
koncert 23.05.2012 – Slovenska filharmonija – Glazba dežele vzhajajočega sonca
Another concert was given in December 2010, this time the program was composed of modern pop songs and international hits including Oye Como Va, Tico Tico or I Shot The Sherriff:
Playlist Concert 2010
Website Orkester Mandolina Ljubljana: http://www.mandolina.si/
Facebook Orkester Mandolina Ljubljana: http://www.facebook.com/groups/59767853979/
youtube channel with more videos: https://www.youtube.com/user/GOCA427/videos