Pittsburgh, PA. March 19, 2011
We hosted The First Pittsburgh Mandolin Orchestra Festival on March 19, 2011 at the Auditorium of The Pittsburgh School for the Creative and Performing Arts (CAPA).
This festival featured Orchestra Dell’ Accademe Internationale di Mandolino from Savona, Italy, conducted by Carlo Aonzo—the world renowned mandolin virtuoso, and Stefano Squarzina. They were joined in concert by the Pittsburgh Mandolin Orchestra, conducted by Charley Rappaport, and the Dayton Mandolin Orchestra from Dayton, Ohio, conducted by James Johnston.
The festival brought over 80 mandolin players to the stage for the first time ever in Pittsburgh in a program of Italian, International and American folk and classical music.
The Society also hosted a master class with Maestro Aonzo on March 20th.
Click here to read the article that appeared in the Classical Mandolin Society of America's newsletter about this event.