The mandolin duo of Brian Oberlin and Evan Marshall will perform a free concert on May 20, 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. Marshall will present workshops on Sunday, May 21, 2017 from 1:00 – 3:00 pm the day following this performance. These workshops are presented by the Kalamazoo Mandolin & Guitar Orchestra, which is sponsored by Crescendo Academy of Music.
Evan J. Marshall is an internationally renowned mandolin virtuoso, and is widely regarded as the world’s premier solo performer on mandolinin Duo-Style. By himself, he sounds like several of the world’s finest mandolinists performing together. His stylistic signature is Classical, with strong influences from the Italian and American Folk traditions. Country guitar legend Chet Atkins called Evan “A true virtuoso, one of the few great musicians of our time.” More information about Evan can be found here.