Hi reader

This newsletter is special as it is about MandolinARTE, the Plucked Strings Orchestra of Athens. I am a member of this great orchestra, playing the octave mandolin and mandocello so I am very happy to share its news and latest successes together with some videos from rehearsals.

The newsletter also points you to the latest article of Richard Morgan, the luthier from Tasmania describing his journey that lead him to the creation of his extraordinary instruments, that is definitely worth reading.

So, here are links to new posts in the blog: 

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Old Violin

A Rough Diamond - A Luthiers Journey #7

Anyone who visits my home country, Australia, will be astonished by the huge distances between the towns and cities. Australia does have a relatively low population. For example, the island state where I live now, Tasmania, is about eight times larger than Cyprus, yet has only a third of Cyprus’ population. Tasmania has massive areas of wilderness containing ancient forests, …

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"Don't Cry", performed by MandolinARTE and Alkistis Protopsalti

Enjoy another video from a rehearsal of MandolinARTE together with the singer Alkistis Protopsalti, Thomas Kontogeorgis at the piano, Alexis Kostas at the drums, Aggelos Tzamarias at the trombone. This is "Don't Cry" a great song composed by Ilias Andriopoulos with lyrics by Mihalis Bourboulis. This songs manages to present the versatility of the mandolins and the orchestra, that sometimes …

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MandolinARTE rehearsal with Alkistis Protopsalti, "The corridor's cruise"

Here is a video of the famous Plucked Strings Orchestra of Athens "MandolinARTE" rehearsing together with singer Alkistis Protopsalti the beautiful song "The corridor's cruise". In this video I play the octave mandolin but I also sing, together with all the members of the orchestra. Note how the composition of the orchestra, with its six mandolins, mandola, mandocello, guitar, double …

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Mandolinarte concerts in Thessaloniki

New Concerts for MandolinARTE in Thessaloniki Greece -18, 19 March 2016

MandolinARTE, the Plucked Strings Orchestra of Athens just announced two concerts together with Alkistis Protopsalti this time in Greece's second largest city, Thessaloniki. Concerts will take place 18 and 19 March 2016. More info is available here. These two concerts follow a series of six sold-out concerts in Athens Greece that more than 10 thousand people enjoyed.  

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Mandolinarte Concert Hall

MandolinARTE perform a series of sold-out concerts in the biggest concert hall in Greece

Amazing news for the mandolin in Greece! MandolinARTE, the Plucked Strings Orchestra of Athens gave a series of sold-out concerts during February 2016 in Athens Concert Hall. This is the most prestigious concert hall in Greece, and the three initially announced concerts were sold out in under a week, that led to additional three sold-out performances. This is  a great …

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Mandolinarte

Lava - A song with MandolinARTE and Alkistis Protopsalti

For the last two and half years I have been performing with MandolinARTE, the Plucked Strings Orchestra of Athens, playing Mandola and Mandocello. MandolinARTE is a great orchestra, which is having a big impact in the Greek music scene and is making the mandolin popular again in Greece. One of the greatest activities of MandolinARTE is the cooperation with the …

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I hope you've enjoyed these latest articles. There are definitely more to come next ...

Cheers!

 

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