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MandolinARTE 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 [...]

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Lava – A song with MandolinARTE and Alkistis Protopsalti – tMt TV #100

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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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Mandolinarte, the Plucked Strings Orchestra of Athens have released their new site – and it looks very good

Today, Mandolinarte announced the release of the new site, www.poa-mandolinarte.org. I am very happy for this, as I am a menber of the Mandolinarte orchestra and I also designed and implemented the site. The initial reception of the site has been awesome, with people congratulating me for the site but [...]

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La Follia, Antonio Vivaldi – Mandolin Orchestra of Athens – tMt TV #28

About this video La Folía (Spanish), also folies d'Espagne (French), Follies of Spain (English) or Follia (Italian), is one of the oldest remembered European musical themes on record. The theme exists in two versions, referred to as early and late folias, the earlier being faster. Follia is a standard [...]

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My first concert with MandolinARTE. I loved it!

Few days ago, on Saturday 26th of April, I performed for the first time with the Plectrum Strings Orchestra of Athens and it was amazing! The concert took place at the German Evangelist Church in Athens Greece, a great place for a mandolin orchestra as it helps create ambient sound [...]

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Mandolin Orchestra of Athens – Yasuo Kuwahara – The song of the Japanese Autumn – Σ.Ν.Ε.Αθηνών – tMt TV #24

Maybe only a mandolinist can compose a piece of music that is not written to be liked by mandolin lovers, but music to be loved by anyone . Image: By 松岡明芳 (松岡明芳) [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC-BY-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons    

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Manos Hadjidakis – Tzokonda’s smile (Το χαμόγελο της Τζοκόντας) – Mandolin Orchestra of Athens – tMt TV #23

   

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