Ger Mandolin Orchestra: 2011
Sunday, March 6, 2011, 2:00 pm (doors open at 1:00 pm)
Mike Marshall, Avi Avital and other mandolin virtuosos
$20.50 advance / $25.50 at door
March 06 2:00 pm
Advance tickets can be purchased in person at the Freight box office.
In a musical celebration of spirit, modern day mandolin masters pay tribute to The Ger Mandolin Ensemble, the Jewish mandolin orchestra active in Gora Kalwaria, Poland in the 1920s and 1930s. Avner Yonai, the grandson of one of the few ensemble members to survive WWII, organized this project with the Jewish Music Festival and world-class mandolinist Mike Marshal as music director. Mandolinists performing in the Ger Mandolin Orchestra: 2011 include Mike Marshall, Grammy-nominated Israeli mandolinist, Avi Avital, Eric Stein, Jeff Warshauer, Tim Connell, Chris Acguavella, Sharon Gilchrist, Brian Oberlin, Dana Rath, Adam Rozkiewicz, and Radim Zenkl.
Celebrating the ensemble's spirit through music inspired by mandolin repertoire of the time as well as original compositions, we can not only remember the lives lost but also give new life to their musical world.