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Music ‘n’ More at Lily Pads presents Barry Mitterhoff with the L’Esperance Mandolin Ensemble

New England’s and New York’s premiere mandolin ensembles will join forces for a spectacular program.

The New York Mandolin Ensemble, featuring Barry Mitterhoff, Steve Antonelli, and Wayne Fugate, is an eclectic 8-member group of experienced New York-based musicians who seek to expand the traditional boundaries of mandolin music through their original compositions and carefully chosen arrangements of works in the classical, jazz, “downtown” and traditional and ethnic genres.

Barry Mitterhoff is a mandolinist who cannot be pigeonholed into one style. He performs a dazzling array of styles that include bluegrass, classical, swing and jazz, and a variety of ethnic styles such as Brazilian and Klezmer. He has recorded and played with Tom Chapin, Tony Trischka and others and is now an acclaimed sideman to Jorma Kaukonen and Hot Tuna.

L’Esperance features almost thirty musicians of different backgrounds and ages from the Cape Cod area, Rhode Island and Connecticut who come together to enjoy the pleasure of making music with each other. Since 1994, l’Esperance has been sharing that joy with audiences around New England. Their music ranges from classical to contemporary, from Celtic to Klezmer, from rock standards to Baroque. Director of l’Esperance Mandolin Ensemble Joshua Bell was named the Concertmaster of the Providence Mandolin Orchestra in 1979. He has played with the North American Mandolin Ensemble, the American Mandolin and Guitar Orchestra, the Classical Mandolin Society of America and the Tacoma Mandoleers of Washington, D.C.

For more information, visit the Music at Lily Pads website: http://musicatlilypads.org/

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Feb 25, 2018 - 3:00 pm Music ‘n’ More at Lily Pads presents Barry Mitterhoff with the L’Esperance Mandolin Ensemble View