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  1. Re: Joel Hobbs, "Ode to Elsie": Robert Margo, liuto cantabile

    "Your performance at Kalamazoo was excellent, but I like it even better on the larger instrument with the added depth and registers."

    Thanks, Jim. I agree but, as you know, it's tough...
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    Re: Mandolin Concerts of Note

    The Providence Mandolin Orchestra will perform tomorrow at the Tufts Memorial Library, 46 Broad St, Weymouth MA, 3-4 PM, as part of the Boston Classical Guitar Society monthly series. Music by...
  3. Joel Hobbs, "Ode to Elsie": Robert Margo, liuto cantabile

    An outstanding composer, and performer on plucked strings, Joel Hobbs is the founder of the Austin (TX) mandolin orchestra. "Ode to Elsie" is part of Joel's interesting and varied collection of...
  4. Open Auditions: Providence Mandolin Orchestra

    The Providence Mandolin Orchestra (PMO) is looking for additional players. Openings are in all sections including mandolin, mandola or octave
    mandolin, mandocello, classical guitar and bass.
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    Re: CMSA Kalamazoo 2022: Registration Now Open

    Registration is still open for the upcoming CMSA convention in Kalamazoo, September 21-25. This year, because of our Covid protocols, all registration must be through the on-line portal, which will...
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    Re: Essay on Mandolin Orchestras

    "A very naive question: are there mandolin orchestras that don’t play classical music?

    I, too, am not an active classical music listener (mandolin or not), but I am very intrigued by the idea of a...
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    Re: Essay on Mandolin Orchestras

    "A bit intimidated by the prospect of a recording review, but am eager to get the material out there, and to be more involved in the CMSA, etc. - eager to talk more about this."

    I just sent you a...
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    Re: Essay on Mandolin Orchestras

    Addendum:

    --the Adelstein book referred to in my post was published in 5 installments in The Cadenza in 1901.

    --p. 5, par. 2, penultimate par in the essay on MO. FYI, the original version of...
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    Re: Essay on Mandolin Orchestras

    "In my line of work, I am called upon to perform "peer review" to vet and inform writing a fellow scholar. I'd appreciate a "peer review" from any of y'all who might catch any gaffes that I might...
  10. Re: Interested in buy a second hand rosewood soloist german mando

    "I'm Juan Carlos, from Spain.

    I would like to buy a second hand rosewood soloist german (copy of Seiffert model) mandolin with solid woods.

    A modern german mandoline, not vintage."

    Stefan...
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    Re: Owen Hartford, "Family Squabble": PMO

    "Lively and interesting piece and performance. I had suggested this Hartford selection for our local group, we'll see what happens."

    Thanks, Jim for the nice comment. Owen did not write the...
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    Re: Pettine method part VI on Google Books

    "Bob Margo who is an active MC member is active in that group and I believe knows who has them for sale."

    The Providence Mandolin Orchestra owns (for many years) a box of NOS (new old stock) of...
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    Re: Owen Hartford, "Family Squabble": PMO

    "Nice composition... sounds like a dance from ancient times... and a nice place for a live performance"

    Thank you, Toomas! The venue is in the same building where we rehearse. It is a renovated...
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    Owen Hartford, "Family Squabble": PMO

    Owen Hartford's wonderful piece "Family Squabble" has been core repertoire of the Providence Mandolin Orchestra for many years. Here is our latest performance featuring two excellent recorder...
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    Re: CMSA Kalamazoo 2022: Registration Now Open

    "I'm registered and reserved, coming with my Larson mandocello. I'm a bit rusty, but excited!"

    I think the cellos will have an especially good time in Kalamazoo. Interesting En Masse parts...
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    Re: CMSA Kalamazoo 2022: Registration Now Open

    "I am registered. I don’t attend every year, but Kalamazoo is an easy drive. & I plan to bring a couple Kalamazoo Gibsons, so they can return home after a 100 years."

    Looking forward to seeing...
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    Re: CMSA Kalamazoo 2022: Registration Now Open

    Registrations have been brisk and hotel space is limited so if you are thinking of attending -- and I hope you are -- sooner is good.

    Registration and convention information can be found here.
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    Re: CMSA Kalamazoo 2022: Registration Now Open

    "I look forward to meeting you and all the CMSA folks."

    Fantastic, Mick, I look forward to meeting you, too! Bring some of your bowl backs, people will definitely be interested.
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    CMSA Kalamazoo 2022: Registration Now Open

    Registration is now open for the Classical Mandolin Society of America’s (CMSA) upcoming in-person convention (the first since 2019) in Kalamazoo, MI, September 21-25, 2022. We have an exciting...
  20. F Trester, Movement #1 (from Three Movements for MO): PMO

    At the recent (June 26) PMO concert in Rhode Island, we performed the first two movements of Francine Trester's remarkable (and very beautiful) "Three Movements for Mandolin Orchestra". Fran is an...
  21. Re: Gusenheimer Concertino: Providence Mandolin Orchestra

    Slight typo -- Gunsenheimer. Sorry!
  22. Re: Three Songs by Randy Newman: Providence Mandolin Orchestra

    Thank you, TonyG!
  23. Three Songs by Randy Newman: Providence Mandolin Orchestra

    These are my arrangements for mandolin orchestra of three songs by Randy Newman -- "Sail Away," "In Germany, Before the War," and "Baltimore" -- in live performances by the Providence Mandolin...
  24. Gusenheimer Concertino: Providence Mandolin Orchestra

    Gustav Gusenheimer's "Concertino Nr. 1 for Recorder and Zupforchester" is a classic work of German "zupfmusik" and one of my personal favorites in all of the mandolin orchestra repertoire. Here is a...
  25. Re: Goichberg Mandocello Studies: No. 7, 23, and 30: Robert Margo

    "Now, a question: I can't help noticing on this and other recordings with your liuto cantabile that you work fairly close to the bridge. Is that because it is practical for you to do so? Or is this...
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