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Stary Olsa – Medieval Classic Rock! – Metallica, Beatles…

Stary Olsa is a medieval band from Minsk, Belarus that has played throughout Europe. As an experiment they have played classic rock songs by Metallica, Deep Purple or The Beatles using their medieval instruments – and they had a big success with their performances and their youtube videos.

Instruments played by Stary Olsa
Instruments played by Stary Olsa

Now thay have just started a kickstarter campaign to produce their album “Medieval Classic Rock” – maybe you like to support this project?

Listen to my Stary Olsa playlist:

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mandolin quartet

A Concert with the TonArt Quartet – With Natalja…

The TonArt Quartet is a profesional mandolin ensemble composed of

  • Sabine Marz – mandolin
  • Natalia Korsak – mandolin
  • Nicholas Maretsky – mandola
  • Marina Romeyko – piano

This quartet has given a concert in the Philharmony in Minsk on October 24th 2014. A set of videos from this concert is available at youtube.

The TonArt quartet has played a program of works by Johannes Brahms, Antonin Dvorak, Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Raffaele Calace, Mikis Theodorakis, Yasuo Kuwahara.

As a part of this concert obviously there was also a performance by the new mandolin- and guitar-ensemble EXPRESSION, one video shows this mandolin orchestra with a piece composed by Claudio Mandolico.

Playlist TonArt Quartet

Program:

  • Sirtaki – Mikis Theodorakis
  • Ouvertüre from I Gitonia ton Angelon (Viertel der Engel, Kambanellis) – Mikis Theodorakis
  • “Stomp” – Claudio Mandonico (Guitar Mandolin Orchestra EXPRESSION)
  • Sabre Dance – Aram Khachaturian
  • Slavian Dance No. 2 – Antonin Dvorak
  • Hungarian Dance No. 1 in g-minor – Johannes Brahms.
  • Saltarello – Raffaele Calace
  • Dance of the fire – Yasuo Kuwahara
  • Saltarello from the Italian Symphony – F. Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
  • Mikis Theodorakis Popular Orchestra “I Gitonia Ton Aggelon” Instrumental (Live) (to compare with the arrangement by the TonArt quartet)

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