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Orchestra mandolinistica di Lugano – Palladio by Karl Jenkins…

The ‘Orchestra mandolinistica di Lugano’ (Ticino, southern Switzerland) is probably the best mandolin orchestra in Switzerland today. More than 40 pieces played by this mandolin orchestra are available as youtube videos, including original traditional Italian mandolin music by Calace, Munier or Mezzacapo, original compositions for the modern mandolin orchestra like the Capriccio by Hans Gal and the important Suite No. 6 by Hermann Ambrosius, arrangements of famous pieces like the Radetzky march, the Pink Panther Theme or West Side Story, pieces by Karl Jenkins or Hans Badelt, solo concertos for guitar, oboe and harp, and also typical folk music from different countries like Brazil, Venezuela or Italy.

Many of the arrangements were made for this orchestra by Mauro Pacchin who has been conducting this orchestra since 1990 and who has also composed some new pieces for this orchestra.

The ‘Orchestra mandolinistica di Lugano’ (Ticino, southern Switzerland) was founded in 1990 and is conducted by Mauro Pacchin ever since. About 30 amateur musicians play in 6 different sections. The orchestra performed over 360 concerts in Switzerland and abroad and produced 9 CDs. The youth orchestra ‘OML Junior’, conducted by Nicola Bühler, features ‘under20’ members; some of them also play in the major orchestra.

I have selected some videos for this thread – if you like those you should go to the youtube channel of the OML to find all the other videos.

Palladio; Karl Jenkins (1944)

Suite N°6 /1; Hermann Ambrosius (1897-1983)

Suite N°6 /2; Hermann Ambrosius (1897-1983)

Capriccio per orchestra a plettro; Hans Gal (1890-1987)

Read more “Orchestra mandolinistica di Lugano – Palladio by Karl Jenkins / Hermann Ambrosius / Hans Gal”

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Yasuo Kuwahara – Beyond the Rainbow – Mandolin Orchestra…

Some days ago I have discovered the videos of a Spanish orchestra:  La Orden de la Terraza

This orchestra was founded in the region of Logrono / Rioja / Spain in the 70s. In Logrono every year a big festival of plucked instrument music takes place.

The performance of  Beyond the Rainbow by Yasuo Kuwahara has fascinated me immediately, and I had to listen to this for several times.

This orchestra plays excellent and very precise. The orchestra is composed of the typical Spanish plucked instruments bandurria and laud and guitars.

Yasuo Kuwahara was a Japanese mandolin player and composer. He has composed many pieces for plucked strings ensembles and also for mandolin solo.

More information can be found here: Yasuo Kuwahara

The orchestra La Orden de la Terraza has played several compositions by Kuwahara, you can find some information about this also on the homepage of the orchestra.

Yasuo Kuwahara – Beyond the Rainbow (1ª parte) – La Orden de la Terraza

Yasuo Kuwahara – Beyond the Rainbow (2ª parte) – La Orden de la Terraza
X Muestra de Música de Plectro Ciudad de Valladolid
Orquesta de Plectro – Carlos Blanco Ruiz – guitarra bandurria mandolin
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Yasuo Kuwahara – Beyond the Rainbow (2ª parte) – La Orden de la Terraza

More videos of this orchestra in the youtube channel: carlosblancoruiz

Homepage of the orchestra (Spanish): La orden de la terraza

Playlist Zupforchester – La Orden de la Terraza – Concert 21.12.2009

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Bundang Mandolin Orchestra – Vita Mandolinistica in Korea

The Bundang Mandolin Orchestra from Korea has recently had its 9th subscription concert.

This is the only mandolin orchestra from Korea that I know. The orchestra plays a traditional style of mandolin orchestra music with traditional pieces and arrangements of popular tunes.

I have selected a piece by Dutch composer Joh. B. KokVita Mandolinistica – a piece that is well known in German (and Dutch) mandolin orchestras:

The 9th Subscription Concert
Bundang Mandolin Orchestra
Conductor: YoonSook, Seo
2009-10-31 5pm
Sungnam Art Center – Ensemble Theater

MinSoon Park is a member and sub-conducter of the Bandung Mandolin Orchestra, on his myspace site I have found the following:

MinSoon Park start playing violin from 7 years old with just 1 year official lesson and still enjoy playing famous concertos / pieces
He played mandolin for over 19 years without any professional lessons.
In 2009, he entered BaekSeok Musical Graduate School (major mandolin). And it is the first time in korea majoring mandolin.

His wife HyeJung Chun also has exact same career and they made duet ‘Mandolin BOO-BOO’.

They also play mandolin with SoongSil University Mandolin Orchestra.

MinSoon Park teaches and sub-conduct Bundang Mandolin Orchestra.

Playliste Bundang Mandolin Orchestra

Playlist with the complete concert and some more videos of the orchestra, a quartett and solo pieces played by MinSoon Park.

Homepage von MinSoon Park: http://www.mandolin.kr/

MinSoon Park at Myspace: myspace


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