Mandolin orchestra brings holiday favorites to the Walters
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 Tchaikovskys Nutcracker, three pieces written for mandolin orchestra by Italian composer Amedeo Amadei, Beethovens 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, Oberlins 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.