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Wilson to Host Baltimore Mandolin Orchestra on March 31

Posted: March 13, 2012

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. – The Baltimore Mandolin Orchestra will bring its unique sound and arrangements of classical music, show tunes, rags, marches and a variety of other traditional compositions for mandolin orchestras to Wilson College on Saturday, March 31. The performance, which is part of Wilson’s 2011-12 Performing Arts Series, will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Laird Hall.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE:
March 9, 2012
CONTACT: Kathy Lehman, Director of Conferences and Special Events
Phone: 717-262-2003
Email: kathy.lehman@wilson.edu

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. – The Baltimore Mandolin Orchestra will bring its unique sound and arrangements of classical music, show tunes, rags, marches and a variety of other traditional compositions for mandolin orchestras to Wilson College on Saturday, March 31. The performance, which is part of Wilson’s 2011-12 Performing Arts Series, will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Laird Hall.

The mandolin, a string instrument of Italian origin, is enjoying a renaissance and the Baltimore Mandolin Orchestra is riding that resurgence in popularity. Under the direction of David T. Evans, the ensemble of mandolins, mandolas, mandocellos, mandobasses and classical guitars is one of more than 30 active mandolin orchestras in the U.S. today. Their combination of instruments, musical selections and arrangements makes for a singular listening experience.

The Baltimore Mandolin Orchestra, which was founded in 1924 and gave its first performance the following year, was created by German-born band leader Conrad Gebelein at a time when mandolin orchestras could be found in virtually every city in the United States and on many college campuses. Over the years, the orchestra has formed and disbanded several times. After being resurrected in 1975, the orchestra has been going strong ever since. More information on the orchestra can be found online at www.baltimoremandolinorchestra.org.

For more information about tickets, call 717-262-2003 or email specialevents@wilson.edu.

Regular ticket prices are:

General admission – $15

Senior citizens – $12

Children in grades K-12 – Free

Full-time Wilson College for Women and Adult Degree Programs students – Free

Non-Wilson students – $7.50

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Founded in 1869, Wilson College is a liberal arts college dedicated to the education of women. Affiliated with the Presbyterian Church and located in Chambersburg, Pa. Wilson offers bachelor’s degrees in 30 areas and master’s degrees in education and the humanities. The college’s 2011-12 enrollment in the College for Women and the Adult Degree Programs is 746 and includes 21 students from 10 foreign countries. – END –

Last Updated: March 13, 2012