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2017 Performances

  • March 11 – The New American Mandolin Ensemble (NAME) performs North American premiere of Philoxenia, Pomfret Center, CT. 

  • March 23 – The New American Mandolin Ensemble (NAME) performs Philoxenia in the Shepherd Memorial Concert series, at the University of Connecticut Greater Hartford Campus.

  • April 7 – The New American Mandolin Ensemble (NAME) performs Philoxenia in the Agawam Cultural Council concert series, Agawam, MA.

  • August 24 – Carlo Aonzo and Sabine Spath perform the world premiere of Di nuovo in ritardo (“Late again…”) at the faculty recital of the Accademia Internazionale di Mandolino e Chitarra, in Aqui Terme, Italy.

  • August 24 – Italian premiere of Philoxenia at the faculty recital of the Accademia Internazionale di Mandolino e Chitarra, in Aqui Terme, Italy.

  • August 26 -l’Orchestra dell’Accademia Internazionale di Mandolino e Chitarra performs a newly commissioned work (TBA), in Aqui Terme, Italy.

  • (TBA – watch for upcoming performances in this space!)

A look back at 2016…

  • April 9 – Providence Mandolin Orchestra performs The Kalamazoo Suite in the Rehoboth Antiquarian Society Arts in the Village series at Goff Memorial Hall, Rehoboth, MA.

  • April 17 – Dr. Robert Margo performs Dimitris Ohrwürmer in Hingham, MA.

  • April 17 – Rene Izquiero conducts Carlo Aonzo’s Manhattan Workshop orchestra in the NY premiere of the Kalamazoo Swag at Flamenco Latino, New York, New York.

  • April 24 – Mark & Beverly Davis perform Slain by Somnolence in concert at The Vanilla Bean Café, Pomfret, Connecticut.

  • May 15 – The Providence Mandolin Orchestra performs The Kalamazoo Suite at Lily Pads, Peace Dale, RI.

  • July 15 – Mark & Beverly Davis perform Slain by Somnolence at the New York International Mandolin Festival, Lenox Hill Neighborhood House, Hunter College, CUNY, New York, New York.

  • August 22-27 – New American Mandolin Ensemble performs Philoxenia (world premiere) at the 45th Festival Internacional de Plectro de la Rioja, with concert appearances at the Museo Würth in Agoncilla, the hermitage in Soto en Cameros, Theatro Gran Coliseo in Fuenmayor, and at the festival closing concert at the Sala Gonzalo de Berceo in Logroño, Spain.

  • October 8 – FUMC Cabaret singers perform “Don’t You Marry a Man (Girl) from Michigan (Ohio),” duet for soprano and tenor w/ piano accompaniment, in Ann Arbor, MI.

  • November 5 – CMSA orchestra performs Kalamazoo Swag in King of Prussia, PA. Dr. Jim Bates conducting.

  • November 13 – KMGO performs world premiere of The Kneeling Indian Rag at First Congregational Church, Kalamazoo, MI. Philip Rugel conducting.

  • November 20 – Robert Margo performs Dimitris Ohrwürmer in concert with Eclectika at Main Library, Ft. Wayne, Indiana. 

  • December 2 – KMGO @ Art Hop performs various holiday arrangements by Kellaris. Museum, Kalamazoo, Michigan.

  • December 4 – Feast of St. Nicholas Concert @ Holy Trinity – St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in Cincinnati. Program includes works by Kellaris for brass quintet, soprano solo, and SATB choral works.

  • December 9 – Takoma Park Singers perform world premiere of David’s Town (SATB a cappella) by David Frye, arr. James Kellaris, TPS 2016 Winter Holiday Concert at Silver Spring United Methodist Church, Silver Spring, MD. Carole Whittam conducting.

  • December 11 – Seattle Mandolin Orchestra performs I Saw Three Ships and In Dulci Jubilo (arr. J. Kellaris) at Bellevue Library, Bellvue, WA. Joseph White, conducting.

  • December 31 – KMGO performs the Kneeling Indian Rag at New Years Fest, Ladies Library, Kalamazoo, MI. Philip Rugel conducting.

A look back at 2015…

  • January 10 – Maestro Carlo Aonzo and l’Orchestra dell’Accademia Internazionale di Mandolino performs Chrysopylae Reflections at the Theatro della Fondazione Collegio San Carlo, Modena, Italy.

  • January 23 – Gravenstein Mandolin Ensemble performs Je te Veux at First Presbyterian Church in Petaluma, California.

  • March 1 – Olivia Duffy (mandolin) and Rene Berblinger (classical guitar) premiere Choro for Olivia (original version) at Brazilian First Sunday, Portland, Oregon.

  • March 8 – Austin Mandolin Orchestra premieres Persephonia on the Vox Novus Composers’ Voice series at the Blackerby Recital Hall, Austin, TX. Joel Hobbs conducting.

  • April 25 – Kalamazoo Mandolin and Guitar Orchestra and Dayton Mandolin Orchestra perform Choro for Olivia (orchestral version), Don’t You Marry A Man From Michigan (world premiere), The Kalamazoo Swag, and various arrangements, First Presbyterian Church, Yellow Springs, Ohio.

  • May 9 – George Haralamos and the Corner Band perform various arrangements at the Festival of Tables, Cincinnati, Ohio.

  • May 17 – Providence Mandolin Orchestra performs The Kalamazoo Suite in the Little River Music Series, Hampton, CT. Mark Davis conducting.

  • June 5 – l’Orchestra a plettro Sanvitese performs Kalamazoo Swag at Chiostro San Francesco, in Pordenone (Friuli, North Italy), M.° Giovanni Sperandio conducting.

  • June 6 – Providence Mandolin Orchestra performs The Kalamazoo Suite at Park Place UCC in Pawtucket, RI. Mark Davis conducting.

  • June 6 – l’Orchestra a plettro Sanvitese performs The Kalamazoo Swag in San Vito (Friuli, North Italy), M.° Giovanni Sperandio conducting.

  • June 26, 27, 28 – George Haralamos and the Corner Band perform various arrangements at the Panegyri Greek Festival, Holy Trinity – St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, Finneytown (Cincinnati, Ohio).

  • June 14 – George Haralamos and the Corner Band perform various arrangements at My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Esquire Theatre, Clifton (Cincinnati, Ohio).

  • July 11 – Federation of Australasia Mandolin Ensembles en masse orchestra performs Chrysopylae Reflections (Australian premiere) at the Sydney Mandolin Festival, Gillian Moore Center for the Performing Arts, Sydney, NSW, Australia.

  • August 22 – QME (Queensland Mandolin Ensemble) performs Chrysopylae Reflections in the Music in the Gallery concert series at the Logan Art Gallery, Logan (Brisbane), Australia. Joel Woods conducting.

  • October 15 – Dr. Robert Margo performs Dimitris Orhwürmer for solo classical mandolin (world premiere) at the Classical Mandolin Society of America national conference in Austin, TX.

  • October 15 – Austin Mandolin Orchestra performs Persephonia I and Persephonia II (world premiere) at the Classical Mandolin Society of America national conference in Austin, TX. Joel Hobbs conducting.

  • October 17 – Mark & Beverly Davis perform Slain by Somnolence, duet for classical mandolin and guitar, at the Classical Mandolin Society of America national conference in Austin, TX.

  • October 18 -l’Orchestra a plettro Sanvitese performs The Kalamazoo Swag in San Vito Tagliamente, Italy, M.° Giovanni Sperandio conducting.

  • October 30 – Providence Mandolin Orchestra performs The Kalamazoo Suite at the Sandywoods Center for the Arts in Tiverton, MA. Mark Davis conducting.

  • November 1 – The combined Brisbane Mandolin Orchestra and Queensland Mandolin Ensemble perform Chrysopylae Reflections at Old Government House in Brisbane, Australia (Queensland premiere), Joel Woods conducting.

  • November 8 – Olivia Duffy (mandolin) and Rene Berblinger (classical guitar) perform Choro for Olivia at Brazilian First Sunday, Portland, Oregon.

  • November 8 – Mark Davis (mandolin) and Beverly Davis (classical guitar) perform Slain by Somnolence at the Hingham Sundays Sounds Series at the Hingham Public Library in Hingham, MA. Sponsored by the Boston Classical Guitar Society.

  • November 14 & 15 – MIB performs Chrysopylae Reflections at St. Paul’s Church, Spring Hill, Queensland, Australia, Joel Woods conducting.

  • November 22 – The Melbourne Mandolin Orchestra performs Chrysopylae Reflections at Barwon Park Mansion in Winchelsea, Australia (Victorian premiere), Ruecker Werner conducting.

  • December 6 – Various vocal and choral works to be performed at the 1st Annual Saint Nicholas Days Concert at Holy Trinity – St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in Cincinnati, Ohio. Details forthcoming.

  • December 19 – Circolo Mandolinistico Aurora di Vacallo to perform Chrysopylae Reflections (Swiss premiere), Mo Edoardo Perlasca conducting.