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“Wallace Presents” Delivers Pittsburgh Mandolin Orchestra and Hillsdale Brass to Greentree Area

posted Apr 1, 2012, 9:35 PM by Suguru Ishizaki   [ updated Apr 1, 2012, 9:48 PM ]
October 23, 2011 (Sunday)

The PMO played a concert at Wallace Memorial Church in Greentree as part of their Wallace Presents Concert Series. Even though the Steelers where playing at the same time, over 100 people came to attended the concert instead of watching the game.

It was a real pleasure sharing the concert with the Hillsdale Brass. The group did a selection of about six tunes, playing a sampling of music from around the world. At the end of the concert Hillsdale Brass joined the PMO for “Under the Double Eagle.”

This concert features three small ensembles that consist of our orchestra members. Jason and David T. played “Lord Inchiquin” by Turlough O’Carolan. The Riversong String Ensemble performed three pieces.  Carol, Cheryl, David C., John, Judy, Mark and Ted. played “Give Me Your Hand” by Rory Dall O’Cathain. “Moondance” by Van Morrison, and “Somewhere Over the Raimbow” by Harold Arlen. Finally, the Gordon Neidinger Trio performed “Csárdás” by Vittorio Monti.

Charley and Gordon also played “Shall I Go Down to the Stream” on Domras with the orchestra. The PMO is really lucky to have such wonderful musicians.

The entire concert was a great success. We are really grateful for the opportunity to play this concert for the Wallace Presents Concert Series.