New American Mandolin Ensemble at Brighton Fringe

Event date: 
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 19:30

Once again we will be playing the Brighton Fringe as we do every year. This time we are very excited to be sharing the bill with a brilliant professional ensemble from America and we will perform seperately and together.
“Contemporary classical music for plucked string instruments, reflecting folk, jazz and world music influences”

In 2013 the American guitarist/ mandolinist/ conductor Mark Davis formed a ground-breaking new group of professional musicians to perform original contemporary music for plucked strings. The 7-member New American Mandolin Ensemble is comprised of three mandolins, two classical guitars, ‘liuto cantabile’ and string bass. While the New American Mandolin Ensemble champions the best of international composers for this medium, the group has a special interest in promoting works from the USA, as well as works reflecting jazz, folk and world influences.
The members of the New American Mandolin Ensemble are all involved professionally in some aspect of plucked strings, including teaching, conducting, performing, arranging or composing. Mr. Davis says about the group: “The members of NAME share a common passion for this new plucked string repertoire; our goal is to perform it with classical nuance coupled with the energy of a rock band!”

St George's Church, St Georges Road, Brighton, BN2 1ED.