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KulturFest: Ger Mandolin Orchestra, NYC, 18 Jun 2015

From KulturFest and the Bay Area: Ger Mandolin Orchestra Thu, Jun 18, 2015, 8pm Skirball Center for the Performing Arts 566 LaGuardia Place, New York, NY, 10012 The Ger Mandolin Orchestra is the brainchild of Israeli-American Avner Yonai, whose search for his family roots in Poland led him to a tattered photograph of his grandfather and two other relatives playing in a pre-WWII Jewish mandolin orchestra in the Polish town of Gora Kalwaria (Ger in Yiddish). The Ger Mandolin Orchestra is led by acoustic music innovator Mike Marshall, a multiple Grammy nominee/winner for his work over the last 35 years with such artists as David Grisman, Bela Fleck, Edgar Meyer, and many more. Marshall is joined in the Ger Mandolin Orchestra by an all-star cast of ten mandolinists from Canada, the US and Europe, including Chris Acquavella, Tim Connell, Caterina Lichtenberg, Barry Mitterhoff, Brian Oberlin, Dana Rath, Adam Roskiewicz, Eric Stein, Jeff Warschauer, and Radim Zenkl. With their collective stylistic mastery including everything from Jewish, Balkan and Latin music to bluegrass, jazz, and classical, this is one of the most formidable mandolin supergroups ever assembled.

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