Celebrating a decade since its unique revival, Pittsburgh Mandolin Orchestra hosted an anniversary concert with a new album release event on Saturday, September 22, 2012, at Synod Hall in Oakland. Our latest album, “From Faraway Shores” is a symbol of the cooperative and successful work of the entire orchestra—in a language that knows no boundaries and yet is understood by all cultures. The album was available to the public for the first time at the concert. The concert paid homage to the very first Pittsburgh Mandolin Orchestra concert; and some of the original members were there to performed a few tunes with us—including the founder of the orchestra Alan Epstein. The guest artists who performed at the first concert—Allegheny Drifters and The Great American Gypsies (Charley Rappaport and Joe Kovach)— helped us celebrate a decade together by performing guest sets at this concert as well.