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Created by professional mandolinist Brian Oberlin, this site is a wealth of knowledge
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Michigan Mandolin Orchestra to play Debut Concert

Brian Oberlin has started a new Mandolin Orchestra based in Grand Rapids, Michigan.   The 15 member (and growing) Mandolin Orchestra features mandolins, mandolas, octave mandolins, mandocellos, guitars and bass.  

Michigan Mandolin Orchestra Debut Concert
Music Director - Brian Oberlin
Saturday, November 23
Rockford United Methodist Church
159 Maple St. NE
Rockford, MI 49341
Doors at 6:30 - Concert at 7:00
Tickets $10 advance (online),  $12 advanced (physical), or $15 door

-You can buy physical, collector's edition tickets ($12) from the members of the MMO. Contact Brian Oberlin for that. 

-Entrance and parking is at the Southeast corner of the Church.

-Kids 12 and under are free.  Veterans, Students and Seniors $10 admission at door only.

The 15 member mandolin orchestra includes mandolins, octave mandolins, mandocellos, guitars and bass.  The program features music from Beethoven, Schubert, Telemann, two pieces written for mandolin orchestra by Japanese composer Yasuo Kuwahara and Rockford's own Brian Oberlin and of course several Italian mandolin standards and American marches.