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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.
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Founded in 1924, the New York Mandolin Orchestra (NYMO) has performed for over 90 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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The New York Mandolin Orchestra, is a not-for-profit organization. If you are interested in joining the orchestra, or in supporting our 90-year tradition of mandolin performances, please contact us at: nymandorchestra@gmail.com We are grateful for your financial support.
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New York Times 2014 article
New York Times 2014 article
National Public Radio 2014 story
National Public Radio 2014 story
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.