Last summer the EGMYO (European Guitar and Mandolin Youth Orchestra) has met in Germany for a workshop and two concerts.
The workshop was organized by the Bund Deutscher Zupfmusiker (German plucked strings association). Now a set of videos about the workshop and the concerts is available. The workshop took place from July 30 to August 8 in the Otzenhausen (EAO) in Saarland in Germany.
The participants were about 50 young mandolin and guitar players from whole Europe, from Portugal in the south to Scotland in the north of Europe.
EGMYO 2016 – The Movie presentsthe participants, the team, the accordion-soloist Daniel Roth, the organisation, the rehearsals and the program in detail. The composer Marcel Wengler explains his composition “Konstellationen” which some of the players named the most interesting composition of the program.
The second playlist EGMYO 2016 contains the complete videos of the final concert on August 7, 2016 which took place in the Academy in Otzenhausen. The concert from August 6 in Echternach is also availabe as a video.
The program was composed of some very interesting compositions for plucked strings orchestra, including two pieces with accordion solo.
- Norbert Sprongl (1892-1983) – Tanz-Suite op.103
- Marcel Wengler (*1946) – Konstellationen and Wedding Dance
- Luigi Salamon – Latin Bridge
- Kenji Suehiro (*1979) – Meteorshower
- Hiromitsu Kagajo (*1961) – Black Out
- Bernard van Beurden: 4 Movements for Accordion and Mandolin and Guitar
- Astor Piazzolla: Oblivion for accordion ansd plucked strings orchestra
- Dominik Hackner: Danza Cubana
- Giuseppe Manente: Reverie du Poète (arr. Dominik Hackner)
- Armin Kaufmann: Mitoka Dragomirna op.62 (arr Vinzenz Hladky)
Playliste EGMYO 2016 – The Movie
Playliste EGMYO 2016 – The Concert
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Some of my favorite bands have played on the Mountain Stage recently – here are the links to the concerts that are available on the NPR website. You can also listen to the concerts and download the mp3 on the Mountain Stage site.
Joy Kills Sorrow On Mountain Stage
The bluegrass band draws influence from the worlds of jazz, pop and rock in its innovative arrangements. Here, the group covers The Postal Service’s electro-pop classic “Such Great Heights” with a mastery that makes it sound as if the song belonged to Joy Kills Sorrow all along.
Joy Kills Sorrow – Such Great Heights – OFFICIAL VIDEO
Sarah Jarosz On Mountain Stage
Widely regarded as one of the most exciting performers in roots music, Jarosz continues to embrace her bluegrass background while incorporating influences from pop, folk and indie rock. Hear the 22-year-old multi-instrumentalist perform songs from her latest record, Build Me Up From Bones.
Sarah Jarosz: “Build Me Up From Bones,” Live On Soundcheck
The Deadly Gentlemen On Mountain Stage
The five virtuoso musicians came together to form an unconventional string band with influences from the worlds of pop, rock and spoken word. Hear the group perform songs from its latest album, Roll Me, Tumble Me, recorded live in Tennessee.
The Deadly Gentlemen “Roll Me, Tumble Me”
Check also the following two bluegrass bands on Mountain Stage: Steep Canyon Rangers and The Greencards
Steep Canyon Rangers On Mountain Stage
Based in North Carolina, the band has a solid foundation in traditional bluegrass and old-time music, while constantly folding in influences from country, pop and folk. Hear the boundary-pushing group perform songs from its new album, Tell the Ones I Love.
The Greencards On Mountain Stage
The Australian bluegrass band kicks off a high-energy set with “Make It Out West,” which the group says was inspired by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. Hear The Greencards perform new songs, as well as material from 2011’s fan-funded release, The Brick Album.