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    Brian Oberlin & Evan Marshall in concert, presented by the Kalamazoo Mandolin & Guitar Orchestra

    Presented by at First Congregational Church of Kalamazoo

    May 20, 2017

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    Brian Oberlin & Evan Marshall in concert, presented by the Kalamazoo Mandolin & Guitar Orchestra

    The mandolin duo of Brian Oberlin and Evan Marshall will perform a free concert on May 20th, 2017 at the First Congregational Church in downtown Kalamazoo at 7:00. Oberlin and Marshall will perform tunes from the Classical, Swing, Bluegrass and American Folk traditions, as well as their own original compositions.

    Brian Oberlin is an internationally acclaimed mandolin player and educator. Along with the myriad of award-winning bands and ensembles he has collaborated with throughout the United States and Europe, Oberlin is also the founder and director of the River of the West Mandolin Camp and the Oregon Mandolin Orchestra. Evan J. Marshall is an internationally renowned mandolin virtuoso and is widely regarded as the world’s premier solo performer on mandolin in Duo-Style. By himself, he sounds like several of the world’s fi nest mandolinists performing together. Country guitar
    legend Chet Atkins called Evan “A true virtuoso, one of the few great musicians of our time.”

    In addition to performing, Oberlin and Marshall will be giving workshops for all those interested on May 21, 2017 at Crescendo Academy of Music, located in the Epic Center in downtown Kalamazoo. For more information about this unique opportunity and to register for this event please contact Crescendo Academy of Music at 269.345.6664 or visit us online at or

    The Kalamazoo Mandolin and Guitar Orchestra is a plucked string ensemble consisting of mandolins, mandolas, mandocellos, guitars, and bass. The KMGO was founded in 2003 to revive the mandolin orchestra tradition in Kalamazoo. Under the direction of conductor Philip Rugel, the orchestra enjoys performing a wide variety of music including classical, ethnic, and “golden era” mandolin orchestra music. The orchestra has premiered original music composed for the orchestra and have sponsored workshops with international mandolin virtuosi. The KMGO is sponsored by Crescendo Academy of Music.

    First Congregational Church of Kalamazoo

    345 West Michigan Avenue
    Kalamazoo, MI 49007

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