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THIS IS THE INITIAL BLANK PAGE WHERE “ON-SHOW” TRIGGERS AN “IF” FUNCTION THAT AUTOMATICALLY GOES TO ONE OF THESE HOME PAGES: HOME1 = SMALL DESKTOP (width >750) HOME 2 = ANDROID MEDIUM (width <=460) HOME 3 = TABLET (width 461-750) NOTHING EVER GOES THERE !!! Each of those pages is in a separate chapter that defines the sizes as follows: SMALL DESKTOP 800x600 Can be resized H 1600 max 200 min Can be resized V 900 max 200 min Note: My iPad shows the Small Desktop; only my phone shows the Android. ALSO: The Android has a problem showing the perform2 page. ANDROID MEDIUM 480x800 Can be resized H 600 max 200 min Can be resized V 900 max 200 min TABLET 1920 x 1200 Can be resized H 2048 max 1200 mi Can be resized V 1536 max 768 mn
RGengerke (16:35:47 - 03/26/22): On 3/26/2022 changed the main photo to be a realistic (not treated or abstracted) image of the orchestra. On 4/4/2022 added link to performance on YouTube.
4/12/2024 HAD TO MAKE BUTTONS ALL OVER AGAIN FOR THE NY Times and NPR and so forth. The 4/12/2024 version worked well for the poster reveal. ------- 5/3/2024 Blocked the poster stuff for this version. ------- 6/9/2024 1. Remove 2023 from "Performances" (no year there at all) 2. For YouTube, put "Visit our YouTube channel!" WITH THIS LINK: www.youtube.com/@NewYorkMandolinOrchestra/ OR POSSIBLY USE THIS LINK INSTEAD: www.youtube.com/@NewYorkMandolinOrchestra/featured 3. MAIN screen: Change “over 90 years” to “over 100 years” 4. JOIN screen: “other instruments compatible with a mandolin-based orchestra” ALSO: Added yellow labels to pages on the menu bar ALSO: CONTACT screen: rewrote “90-year” reference
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Founded in 1924, the New York Mandolin Orchestra (NYMO) has performed for over 100 years and is one of the oldest continuously performing mandolin orchestras in the United States. Our primary goals are to increase interest in the mandolin and promote the mandolin family of instruments and mandolin music, with emphasis on the classical style. Most of our instruments are in the mandolin family: mandolin, mandola, mandocello, and mandobass. The concertina, harmonica, flute and recorder complement these and give our orchestra its special sound. Our group includes professional and amateur musicians who play a diverse musical repertoire ranging from bluegrass to classical music. We encourage anyone who is interested in learning more about our orchestra to attend a rehearsal. Contact us to confirm the dates and location.
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CHANGED POSTER ON 3/18/2024 Going forward: 1. Always call WHATEVER the CURRENT poster is NYMOposter.pdf and upload it to the site page 2. Make a poster PNG image 275 x 255 as a button on home1 and home2 called NYMOpostersmall.png 3. Make a poster PNG image 480 x 680 as the large image of the poster called NYMOposter.png
Click here to watch our latest concert!
Click here to open the poster!
Click here to see the New York Post coverage of our Centennial Celebration!
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If you are interested in supporting our 90-year tradition of mandolin performances, please contact us at nymandorchestra@gmail.com
The New York Mandolin Orchestra is a not-for-profit organization. We thank the West Side Foundation for their continuing support and the Lower Manhattan Creative Council for their 2024 Creative Engagement Grant.
Founded in 1924, the New York Mandolin Orchestra was originally affiliated with the Jewish Community newspaper Freiheit, and was first known as the New York Freiheit Mandolin Orchestra. Its members were immigrant musicians from Eastern Europe who had brought their instruments with them to the New World. In 1920s, a number of other mandolin orchestras were operating in New York many in connection with labor unions. These included the Mandolin Symphonette, the New York Mandolin Symphony, the Workmen's Circle Mandolin Orchestra, the International Ladies Garment Workers Union Orchestra, the International Workers Order Mandolin Orchestra and the Jewish Peoples' Fraternal Order Orchestra. Their main orientation was classical mandolin music. By the 1980s, members were older; many died, while others moved away. As the older orchestras disbanded some remaining members joined our orchestra. The orchestra’s earlier focus on classical music expanded to include bluegrass, jazz, show tunes, folk and ethnic music. Performances were interrupted only in 2020 during the Covid pandemic, when live rehearsals were suspended into the fall of 2021, when rehearsals resumed. The New York Mandolin Orchestra has continued uninterrupted music-making into its ninth decade! Today we are the only full-fledged mandolin orchestra in the City of New York with members from all Boroughs of New York City, Nassau, Orange, Dutchess and Rockland Counties, and the State of New Jersey. Click/Touch anywhere on the text to close this box.
Dr. Yuanlin Chen has established an impressive career as a composer and lecturer, with compositions performed at major concerts in Australia, England, Romania, Japan, China and the US. He has composed in many genres, including orchestral, choral, chamber, vocal and instrumental works, as well as creating scores for television, movies and dance performances. Patrons include the American Composers Forum’s Jerome Composer Commissioning Program, The American Music Center, Meet the Composer, Chamber Music America, MGQ/Jerome Foundation Commissioning Project, the Kronos Quartet, the Silk Road Foundation, NFAA and Tokyo Concerts, Inc. He programmed and performed electronic music for Water Passion After St. Matthew , the opera Peony Pavilion , the movie Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon , Hero , and The Banquet . Dr. Chen founded the Computer and Electronic Music Studio at the Beijing Central Conservatory of Music, and participated in Australia’s Culture Exchange Program in Electronic and Computer Music. As a visiting composer, Dr. Chen has lectured at various US institutions, including the Peabody Conservatory of Music and Oregon University, School of Music. He received his Ph.D. in music from the State University of New York at Stony Brook after earning his Master's and Bachelor's degrees from the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing, China. For more information on Dr. Chen, go to www.yuanlinchen.sunbow.usp Click/Touch anywhere on the text to close this box.