Hi reader

These last two weeks have been creative, with a lot of work being done "under the hood", to begin the transformation of theMandolinTuner from a blog that I only write content for, to a mandolin online resource that anyone that loves the mandolin can participate and contribute content. The transformation will not happen overnight, but you will see gradual changes towards this goal. Besides this important work, I also added during these two weeks some interesting new videos, together with a diary of the latest concert of Mandolinarte, which I think you will enjoy reading.

So, here is what happened in theMandolinTuner blog during the two weeks ending at 15th of March:

...theMandolinTuner has now a new section for Performers. It includes the Performers Database and the Orchestras database, together with the Events & Concerts Calendar and the Artists Breaking News pages that used to be grouped differently. It also includes two new pages: the Video Library that lists all Videos in theMandolinTuner and also a Get Listed page that allows performers to get listed in theMandolinTuner databases.

...a very nice video of Avi Avital playing the Prelude from Bach's Cello Suite 1 has been added in the video library. You should check it out and start considering learning to play it as well. A must for any mandolin enthusiast to my opinion. 

...another official video performance of Avi Aviatl has been added in the Video library. This one is Summer from Vivaldi's Four Seasons and it is a live performance at Venice with the Venice Chamber Orchestra. Worth watching!

...three articles that consist a diary of the latest concert of Mandolinarte at Chania, Kreta have been added. The articles describe how the concert was organised and promoted, our trip  to Kreta and why playing at concerts is so much fun.

So, here are links to new info in the blog for this week:. 

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Just Gave a Concert with MandolinArte in Creta and I really enjoyed it #1- here is how it was arranged

Just Gave a Concert with MandolinArte in Creta and I really enjoyed it #1- here is how it was arranged

It was a lovely weekend! I travelled to Creta for a concert with my friends and excellent musicians from Mandolinarte and we had lots of fun. Oh, we also gave a concert. Here is a small diary of the trip and the concert. Participating in orchestras is definitely one of the best things a musician can do. Playing with others …

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Mandolinarte Chania Concert

Just Gave a Concert with MandolinArte in Creta and I really enjoyed it #2- the concert

Beginning of February I travelled to Chania, Creta to give a concert with Mandolinarte, the Mandolin Orchestra I play octave mandolin with. In my previous post, I described how the concert was arranged, rehearsals, photo shootings etc. Now here is is the rest of the story, i.e. what happened once the concert was booked. Advertisements appeared in Creta local channels. …

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Mandolinarte Concert

Why playing at concerts is fun.

Do you think that giving concerts with orchestras is fun? Well, you are right, but you may not know what the real fun is. To me, it is the time you spend with the members of the orchestras during rehearsals but especially after the concert, when everybody is relaxed. To prove it, here is what happened after the concert we …

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Avi Avital performs Bach's Solo Cello Suite 1 for mandolin [Sinfini Session] Video - YouTube.clipular

Avi Avital performs Bach's Solo Cello Suite 1 for mandolin

A near perfect performance of Bach's Prelude from 1st Cello Suite from Avi Avital. A beautiful Kerman mandola, excellent sound engineering from Sifini and nice setup. What else can you ask? Enjoy this performance, and if you are looking for the score or tab, I will do something for you soon. Stay tuned!   

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Avi Avital performs "Summer" from Vivaldi's Four Seasons - it is a live performance with the Venice Baroque Orchestra and it is lovely!

Avi Avital performs "Summer" from Vivaldi's Four Seasons - it is a live performance with the Venice Baroque Orchestra and it is lovely!

Here is something you will love. A live performance of one of the most famous Vivaldi works, by one of the most famous mandolin players together with a world-famous chamber orchestra. Are you ready? Mandolin virtuoso player Avi Avital performs 'Summer' from Antonio Vivaldi's The Four Seasons with the Venice Baroque Orchestra, in the evocative setting of Venice itself. Filmed …

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I hope you've enjoyed this week's articles. There are definitely more to come next week...

Cheers!

 

- Chris with http://www.themandolintuner.com