Mandolin New England

Mandolin New England is an organization consisting of members of Adam Sweet's Advanced Mandolin Group class in Granby, MA and Josh Bell's "L'Esperance Mandolin Ensemble" in Providence, RI.  The two mandolin ensembles perform concerts in western Mass and in Rhode Island.  The first live performance was at the South Hadley Town Hall in January 2015, where the group performed "Jugoslavia" and the Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 3.  (Click here for a video of that concert.  Skip to 25:00 for the Brandenburg part of the concert.)

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The orchestra is comprised of students of my Advanced Mandolin Group class, and area colleagues.  The class is open to anyone with 5 or more years of playing experience on either bowed-string instruments (violins, violas, cellos) or mandolin-family instruments.  The class studies Classical-era (1700s) and Romantic-era (1800s) music with composers such as J.S. Bach, W.A. Mozart, F. Schubert and more.  Learn more about the group classes offered by me here

With L'Esperance March 2017

The Arts Block - May 2016

Porter Phelps Museum - July 2015

UMass Renaissance Center - August 2016

South Hadley River Roll & Stroll - May 2017

Resonance Requires Air-Dried Tonewood

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