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Congratulations to 20 Years Mandolin Orchestra Het Consort

The mandolin orchestra Het Consort from the Netherlands was founded 20 years ago. On October 16, 2010 a big  anniversary concert will be given in Amsterdam.

The orchestra has produced an impressive 15 minute video about the past 20 years, with some great music examples and a lot of information about the orchestra.

During the past 20 years the members of the orchestra have been instructed by the best teachers on several occasions and the orchestra has reached the highest quality. The orchestra has made trips to many European countries as well as to the USA. Several original compositions were composed for and premiered by the orchestra.

Congratulations for 20 years successful work to the mandolin orchestra Het Consort!

Mandolin Orchestra Het CONSORT – Announcement of our 20th anniversary concert in AMSTERDAM!

Jubilee Concert – 20 years anniversary of the Dutch Mandolin Chamber Orchestra Het CONSORT!

Dear friends,

On behalf of all the musicians of the Dutch Mandolin Chamber Orchestra HET CONSORT it is a great pleasure to announce our 20th Anniversary!

We celebrate this Jubilee in October, Saturday 16th, 2010 with a special afternoon concert starting at 15.00 hours, in the Amstel Church, Amstelveld 10, 1017 JD, Amsterdam (Centrum),Netherlands.

More Information about the mandolin orchestra Het Consort

Homepage: http://www.mandolineorkest.nl/

Youtube channel of the mandolin orchestra Het Consort with many interesting videos: http://www.youtube.com/user/OrchestradiMandolini


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Langendorfer Mandolinenorchester – Great Videos from a Concert in…

By twitter I have heard about this two videos that were made from a concert of the Langendorfer Zupforchester, the mandolin orchestra from Langendorf in Germany – given in Japan some days ago.

On the homepage of the Langendorfer Mandolineorchesters you can find some information about the friendship between this German mandolin orchestra and Japan. In 1980 the orchestra made a three weeks journey to India and Japan where the orchestra took part in the High-School-Guitar-Mandolin-Festival in Osaka. The orchestra traveled to Sweden, the USA, Poland, the Netherlands, Italy and India in the following years as well. After the first trip to Japan an active exchange between Germany and Japan began. The orchestra gets regular visits from the Tezukayama-Mandolin Orchestra with his conductor Kozo Kanaji.

Original text in German from the homepage of the Langendorfer Zupforchester:

Im Jahre 1980 unternahmen wir eine mehr als dreiwöchige Flugreise nach Indien, wo wir Konzerte in Neu-Delhi und Bombay gaben, und Japan, wo das Orchester an dem High-School-Guitarr-Mandolin-Festival in Osaka teilnahm.

Es folgten weitere Reisen nach Schweden, Amerika, Polen, Holland, Italien und Südafrika. Aus der ersten Reise nach Japan entstand ein Austausch. Im regelmäßigen Abstand wird Langendorf von dem japanischen Tezukayama-Mandolinenorchester mit seinem Dirigenten Kozo Kanaji besucht.

Für uns waren die bisherigen Besuche einschließlich der Gegenbesuche immer eine Bereicherung in mehrfacher Hinsicht. Zum einen haben wir von den Japanerinnen viel gelernt in puncto Spielkultur. Zum anderen haben wir durch die Begegnung mit diesem Orchester neue Literatur kennen gelernt, die auch in unser Repertoire eingeflossen ist. Zum Dritten haben wir Einblicke in eine andere, fremde Kultur bekommen und dabei unsere eigene Kultur besser begriffen.

フラメンコ風ルンバ Langendorrfer Mandolinenorchester 5

Dieter Kreidler – Rumba Flamenca

Conductor: Anja Renz, concert  on  July, 24th,  2010, Social Welfare Center in Kagawa

クラリネット協奏曲 (Allegro) Langendorfer Mandolinenorchester 1

I. Pleyel, Clarinet Concerto (Allegro)

concert  on  July, 24th,  2010, Social Welfare Center in Kagawa; conductor: Eberhard Malitius

At the moment there are three more videos from this concert with the other two movements of the clarinet concerto by I. Pleyel and a piece by Valdo Preema – Sincerely – go to the youtube channel of MANNO7000 to watch those videos:


Links about the Langendorfer Mandolinenorchester

Homepage: http://www.mandolinenorchester.eu/

Youtube channel MANNO7000 with more videos: http://www.youtube.com/user/MANNO7000

Wikipedia (German) about Langendorf: http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Langendorf_%28Elbe%29


Jongara – Hiro Fujikake / Yasuo Kuwahara

Some days ago I have found (by a tweet from twitter) the following video of a Japanese mandolin orchestra:


(translation of the information from the video): guitars mandolin club. Omura, held at City Hall in May, has played up the 54th Music Festival Union High School in Nagasaki Prefecture. Was cut in half the time because it was 10 minutes. The latter half believes that in some circumstances.

In the meantime this video is no longer available.

With the help of google translation I found that this piece is titled Jongara, and so I have found another (and this time complete) version of Jongara, this time conducted by the composer Hiro Fujikake and played by the Japan Mandolin Union Orchestra and Hiro Fujikakes solo-orchestra (Hiro Fujikake plays several synthesizers):

JONGARA for Mandolin Orchestra : Hiro Fujikake

Concert live at Tokyo.
Hiro Fujikake composed and conducted Japan Mandolin Union Orchestra with Solo Orchestra.

I have found another version:

じょんがら抄 JONGARA-Syo

LEVANTE Mandolin Orchestra 6th Concert in Morioka, JAPAN. 20th March 2011

Here is another version of Jongara by the Orkestra Mandolina Ljubljana.

JONGARA – Hiro Fujikake – Orkester Mandolina Ljubljana – dirigent Andrej Zupan

Yasuo Kuwahara

There is another piece with the same titel Jongara for Solo-Mandolin, composed by Yasuo Kuwahara. Travis Finch – a student of Alison Stephens at the Trinity College of Music has recently played this piece during his final recital.

Yasuo Kuwahara-Jongara

Sahir Guerrero – Jongara Yasuo Kuwahara
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Zupfboogie / Rumba / Palladio and more * Mandolin…

The mandolin orchestra Da Capo Alba from Scotland has uploaded some videos of their latest concerts to youtube. They have played some interesting pieces, including two pieces by Dieter Kreidler and Palladio by Karl Jenkins. The mandolin orchestra Da Capo Alba is the orchestra of the LGMA and currently the largest orchestra for plucked instruments in Scotland.

Da Capo Alba is the orchestral section of the LGMA, and is currently Scotland’s largest guitar and mandolin orchestra. It comprises around 30 members who play mandolin, mandola (octave mandolin), guitar, bass or percussion instruments.

A smaller group of Da Capo Alba has recently taken part in the eurofestival zupfmusik 2010 in Bruchsal. Barbara Pommerenke Steel who conducts Palladio is president of the EGMA, the European Mandolin- and Guitar Association.

Zupfboogie (Dieter Kreidler) performed by Da Capo Alba

Da Capo Alba performs “Dieter Kreidler – Zupfboogie” on 19 June 2010 at St Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral, Glasgow. For more info go to www.mandolinscotland.org

Rumba (Dieter Kreidler) performed by Da Capo Alba

Da Capo Alba performs “Rumba by Deiter Kriedler” on 12June 2010 at East Kilbride Arts Centre. For more info go to www.mandolinscotland.org

Palladio (Karl Jenkins) – Da Capo Alba

Da Capo Alba performs “Karl Jenkins – Palladio” on 19 June 2010 at St Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral, Glasgow. For more info go to www.mandolinscotland.org – Conductor: Barbara Pommerenke Steel

In the other videos you can hear the Celebre Serenata by Riccardo Driggo and the famous ragtime The Entertainer by Scott Joplin: http://www.youtube.com/user/mandolinscotland


Youtube channel of Da Capo Alba: http://www.youtube.com/user/mandolinscotland

Homepage: www.mandolinscotland.org

Homepage of the EGMA: http://www.egma-online.org/

more blogs about mandolin orchestras: http://www.mandoisland.com/?tag=mandolin-orchestra

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