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concert

Cuerdas Latinas – A Concert with the Ensemble Instrumental…

AICOPI is the name of a French mandolin orchestra directed by Ricardo Sandoval. The name AICOPI ist derived from the French name of this ensemble: Académie Intégrale des COrdes PIncées – Ensemble instrumental à plectres dirigé par Ricardo SANDOVAL

AICOPI took also part at the Eurofestival Zupfmusik at Bruchsal (Germany) recntly where they played the Suite Retratos by Radames Gnattali. This piece has also been played at the concert in Metz.

The orchestra gave a concert in Metz on June 16, 2018. Conductor was Marc Desmons. The complete videos of this concert are now available in the youtube channel of Ricardo Sandoval.

Program

  • Pequeña Suite (Adolfo Mejía Navarro)
  • Divertimento Nº1 “Salsoso” (Ricardo Sandoval)
  • Aria Cantilena (Heitor Villa-lobos)
  • Libertango (Astor Piazzolla)
  • Radamés Gnattali – Suite Retratos
  • Alfonsina y el Mar (Ariel Ramírez)
  • Danzón Nº2 (Arturo Márquez) arr. Germán Posada
  • Colombia Tierra Querida (Lucho Bermúdez)

Playlist Concert “CUERDAS LATINAS”

Concert “CUERDAS LATINAS”

Ensemble Instrumental AICOPI

Direction: Marc Desmons

L’Arsenal (Metz) – 16/6/18

Additional information

AICOPI (Facebook)

festival

Eurofestival Zupfmusik Bruchsal 2018 – The Worlds biggest Festival…

The Eurofestival Zupfmusik 2018 in Bruchsal will take place May 10 – May 13 2018

This is a big event for mandolin orchestras, mandolin ensembles and soloists from all over the World.

I will collect the most important information about the festival on this page.

Officiel website of the festival with information in German and English:

Eurofestival Zupfmusik | 10.5.-13.5.2018

The program booklet Festivalmagazin is now available as download from the folling page:

http://www.eurofestival-zupfmusik.de/Magazin

I am collecting links, videos and other information about all the participants on a seperate page on my German blog gezupftes.de:

Particiapnts of the Eurofestival Zupfmusik 2018 (opens in a new window)

I will take part in the festival as a mandolin player of the Badisches Zupforchester. Here is a playlist with videos by the Badisches Zupforchester:

Playlist Badisches Zupforchester

historical recordings

Strolling Mandolins – Raoul Meynard His Mandolins and Orchestra…

I was searching for videos of Mattinata by Amedeo Amadei today and did also find some videos of Mattinata by Leoncavallo. Those videos included a video by an orchestra named Raoul Meynard His Mandolins and Orchestra which made me curious.

Obviously the LP Strolling Mandolins  with 12 tracks was published by Warner Brothers Records in 1961, an EP Strolling Mandolins with only 4 tracks was published in the same year in Germany.

This is a great example of using mandolins and even a complete mandolin orchestra in a professional dance orchestra or bigband in the early 1960s.

This is the back cover of the LP that I have found:

… a quartet of mandolins, the bubbling style of Raoul Meynard, and all the romance of Italy

The subject of this lush album my Maestro Raoul Meynard is the mandolin – heard in solo, in duet and as a full orchestral section. He has taken the mandolin – a musical instrument traditionally associated with Romantic Italy – set in from of his sometimes lush, sometimes jaunty orchestra, and produced a sound that is both totally new and totally fetching.

And no wonder. Although admittedly a symbolic sound of Italy, the mandolin – no less than love itself – carries an International visa. It can be heard, enjoyed, and romanced to in any land.

For this recording, Raoul Meynard employed awhole section of mandolins, implemented them with several deeper-throated, rarely-heard mandolas, and wove them together with the sound of a guitar, a string bass, and a brisk percussion section. With these instruments, Meynard has fashioned a rich and brilliant sound, one evocative of every nuance of “the irresistible sounds of an Italian night.”

In Italy, the mandolin is known as “la voce cantante” – the singing voice. It is always carried close to the heart. Here is instrumental music with a singing voice. And here is music close to the heart. A magnificent serenade to lovers around the world.

Details about the Album at discogs

I have tried to find some information about Raoul Meynard, but I did not find anything useful. This is strange because Raoul Meynard has recorded several LPs except Strolling Mandolins.

You can listen to the tracks of Strolling Mandolin and some other tracks on youtube, I have compiled the following playlist:

Playlist Raoul Meynard His Mandolins and Orchestra

Another orchestra with a similar style in Europe was the Mandolin Club de Paris – see the following post:

Merken

mandolin orchestra

The Ciao Philadelphia Mandolin Orchestra Performs Music from Classic…

For the forth edition of Ciao Philadelphia a big mandolin orchestra played a concert dedicated to the music of classic Italian films. Videos form this concert are now available at youtube.

The following video is a compilation of the best melodies from the concert:

Members from 10 mandolin and guitar orchestras from across Pennsylvania, New York, Maryland, and Washington DC gathered to form the 60-piece Ciao Philadelphia Mandolin Orchestra. The ensemble prepared and performed a program of music from classic Italian films. On Nov. 5, 2017, the orchestra, under the direction of Mark Linkins, performed to a packed house at the Rotwitt Theater on the campus of Rosemont College in Rosemont, PA. The orchestra shared the program with renown Italian mandolinist Carlo Aonzo and his trio (including Lorenzo Piccone, guitar, and Luciano Puppo, bass). They performed works from their CD “A Mandolin Journey.” Photo credits: Chris Swisher.

Playlist Ciao Philadelphia Mandolin Orchestra

Additional information

Greater Philadelphia boasts one of the largest, and most accomplished, Italian-American communities in the United States. The birthplace of the United States of America, Philadelphia is a city deeply connected to Italian values and the Italian way of life, exemplified by the rich universities, museums, art centers, and neighborhoods and contributions of Italian Heritage. I am proud to announce that the Consulate General of Italy – in partnership with area civic, academic, cultural and business leaders – is launching the fourth edition of Ciao Philadelphia in October 2017 after the success of its previous editions in 2016, 2015, and 2014.