May 17th, 2020 / 3pm / Online on ZOOM / Featuring Mark & Beverly Davis / Connect via: https://zo
Join us for our first online edition Open Mic Classical
How to connect:
Directly Via this link:
Or if that doesn't work via this link: https://zoom.us/j/5905059484 and Password: OMCMAY2020
Performers: we always have a couple of spots for last minute sign-ups
Our Guest Features:
Mark and Beverly Davis have performed at many international festivals of mandolin and guitar including Eurofestival Zupfmusik (Germany), Mandolines de Lunel (France), Ciudad de Cristal (Spain), and FAME (Australia). In 2018 they performed with the Hampton Trio at the46tth Festival Internacional de Plectro La Rioja (Spain). When not traveling, the duo also performs with the New American Mandolin Ensemble, directs the Providence Mandolin Orchestra, and runs their North Meadow House Concerts, which has featured many rising stars of the classical guitar and mandolin world.
Mark Davis is recognized as a leader in the field of plucked string music, known equally for his work as a mandolinist, guitarist, conductor and educator. In the 70’s and 80’s he helped to establish the mandolin-guitar duo as a concert ensemble, with many recordings and tours. He has directed the Providence Mandolin Orchestra (PMO) since 1989; under his leadership the group has become one of the leading American plucked string orchestras with a reputation for innovative programming. In 2013 he organized the New American Mandolin Ensemble for the purpose of presenting contemporary original music for plucked strings; in 2017 he started the Hampton Trio for the purpose of promoting classical mandolin music.
Beverly Davis was a member of the Keene State Guitar Orchestra before joining the Providence Mandolin Orchestra. As President of the PMO she has arranged several international tours and cultural exchanges as well as directing the 2001 Providence International Mandolin Festival. Beverly performs on classical guitar with the PMO, the Hampton Trio and the New American Mandolin Ensemble.
"This program is supported in part by a grant from the Brewster Cultural Council, Harwich Cultural Council, Orleans Cultural Council, local agencies which are supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency." https://massculturalcouncil.org/