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Mandolin orchestra brings holiday favorites to the Walters

COURTEYS PHOTO - The Oregon Mandolin Orchestra will play its holiday concert at the Walter Cultural Arts Center in Hillsboro on Friday, Dec. 16.The Oregon Mandolin Orchestra, conducted by Brian Oberlin, returns to the Walters Cultural Arts Center, 527 E. Main St., Hillsboro, on Friday, Dec. 16 at 7:30 p.m. for a holiday concert.

The Oregon Mandolin Orchestra gives eclectic and unique performances that highlight the historically rich and dynamic sounds of the mandolin family.

The concert will feature selections from Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker,” three pieces written for mandolin orchestra by Italian composer Amedeo Amadei, Beethoven’s “Adagio ma non Troppo” for mandolin and piano, and Christmas favorites like “Sleigh Ride,” “White Christmas” and “Silent Night.”

Special guests will be the local western swing band, The Swinging Doors, Oberlin’s new group, featuring Brian Oberlin on electric mandolin and vocals, Dan Lowinger on electric guitar, Rusty Blake on steel guitar, Tommy Chiffon on drums, and Chris Kee on bass.

Tickets are $18 in advance and $22 day of show and are available at http://www.brownpapertickets.com or by calling 503-615-3485.

Beer, wine, coffee, sandwiches and concessions will be available in the lobby before the show and during intermission from Longbottom Coffee and Tea.