Who: Oregon Mandolin Orchestra, featuring special guest violinist and vocalist Michelle Alany
What: 2019 Holiday Concert!
When: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13. Doors open 6:30 p.m.
Where: Glenn & Viola Walters Cultural Arts Center, 527 E. Main St., Hillsboro
Tickets: $22 in advance; $26 at the door. Advance online sales through Brown Paper Tickets
The Oregon Mandolin Orchestra proud to announce its 10th annual Holiday Concert in Hillsboro, featuring a guest performance by violinist and vocalist Michelle Alany (www.michellealany.com), a renowned ambassador of Sephardic, Eastern European and Mediterranean folk music.
“This year’s Holiday program draws from and expands on a number of Oregon Mandolin Orchestra traditions,” said Christian McKee, the orchestra’s music director. “We will play Christmas music -- both sacred and secular -- and music from the Sephardic Jewish tradition as well. Along with a few old favorites, we’ll be tackling some thrilling music by Mozart that I’ve wanted to do for years for which the time was finally right. As always, there will be something for everyone to love!”
McKee said the program mix is sure to recall days of hot cider, snowmen and sleigh bells. But the musical journey will be broadened by Alany, whose repertoire reverberates with Judeo-Spanish and klezmer influences – the perfect ingredient for Hanukkah celebrations.
The program also includes pieces by Sibelius, Calace and a rousing rendition of Mozart’s Symphony No 40, sometimes referred to as the “Great G-Minor Symphony.”
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