“Contemporary classical music for plucked string instruments reflecting folk, jazz and world music influences”

Sunday, April 6, 2014. 3:00 PM
The Rectory School, 528 Pomfret St., Pomfret , CT 06258
$15.00. For reservations,please write to: markmdavis@yahoo.com.

Hampton resident Mark Davis will present his NEW AMERICAN MANDOLIN ENSEMBLE in concert at the Tang Performing Arts Center at the Rectory School in Pomfret, CT.
NAME has been invited to perform at the prestigious EUROFESTIVAL 2014 in Bruchsal, Germany, this year. The purpose of the tour is to present the best of new original compositions for plucked strings from the USA. At the Tang Center, NAME will be premiering this program with pieces by O. Hartford, F. Wallace, C. Assad, M. Nix, Mark Davis, C. Acquavella, and others.
The New American Mandolin Ensemble is a group of professional musicians dedicated to presenting original compositions for plucked strings. The group has a special interest in promoting works from the USA, many of which have been written or commissioned by members of the ensemble.

Based in southern New England, all members of the New American Mandolin Ensemble are involved professionally in some aspect of plucked strings, including teaching, performing, and composing.

The members of NAME are: Mark Davis, Director; Bob Asprinio, Mark Levesque, David Miller – mandolin; Robert Margo, August Watters – mandola; Beverly Davis, Judith Handler – guitar; James Bates – bass.

NAME director Mark Davis studied classical guitar and mandolin with Hibbard Perry, of the ‘Rhode Island school’ of Giuseppe Pettine and William Place; further studies with the German guitarist/conductor/composer Siegfried Behrend instilled his fascination with modern forms of musical expression.

Website: http://www.namandolinensemble.com