The Seattle Mandolin Orchestra performs from Labor Day to Memorial Day. to book a concert or special event.

The SMO Quartet, consisting of principal players from each section of the orchestra, accepts concert and event bookings year round. for more information.

Next concerts:

Northwest Folklife

Center Theatre (lower level of the Armory building)
305 Harrison St. (Map)
Seattle Center
Sun., May 24, 11 a.m.

We're excited to return to Folklife! Our "Golden Ages" program features music from the early 20th century—mandolin orchestra originals as well as other classics reimagined for plucked strings. The Orchestra's CDs, Coloratura and Rejoice, will be for sale at the concert.

Chris Acquavella in Concert

Sat., June 13, 2015, 7:30 p.m.
Green Lake United Methodist Church
6415 First Ave. NE (Map)

General admission $20
Students/seniors $15

Virtuoso mandolinist Chris Acquavella returns to the U.S. to join the Seattle Mandolin Orchestra for a concert appearance on June 13.

A native of San Diego, Chris Acquavella studied classical mandolin with Alison Stephens in London, and currently lives in Detmold, Germany. He performs classical repertoire on both modern and baroque mandolins, using period techniques. At the concert, he’ll perform an unaccompanied set of pieces spanning the 18th to the 21st centuries, from Europe, the United States and Japan, including works by Alison Stephens, Juan-Carlos Muñoz, Takashi Ochi, Gabriele Leone and Bernado De Pace.

Chris performs across Europe and America as both a soloist and a chamber musician. Ensemble work includes the Ger Mandolin Orchestra and New Expressions Mandolin Orchestra. He also maintains a busy teaching schedule.

Also performing will be the Seattle Mandolin Orchestra under the direction of Joseph Pollard White. They’ll perform music from the early 20th century—the "Golden Age" of the mandolin ensemble. They’ll also accompany Acquavella in the world premiere of his new composition “Look Into My Soul.”

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