Who's Hungry for Mandolin Music and Great Food? C'mon out and join "The New York Mandolin Ensemble" at Grappa Ristorante in Warwick, NY (voted Best Restaurant in Orange County) and allow your ears and appetites to feast! We'll be performing in the beautiful Courtyard outside Grappa, weather permitting and inside in the case of inclement weather. The New York Mandolin Ensemble is one of the country’s premiere chamber orchestra groups using instruments of the Mandolin and Lute families (Mandolins, Mandola, Mando-Cello, Guitar and Bass). Founded in 2007, the New York Mandolin Ensemble performs classical and contemporary compositions from around the world. The Ensemble’s mission is to promote the mandolin family of instruments to audiences by demonstrating that the scope of mandolin music expands far beyond its most popular framework within the folk and bluegrass worlds to include music from around the world. The New York Mandolin ensemble combines exceptional musicianship with carefully crafted arrangements of both new and old compositions. Together, they consistently create truly memorable performances that are guaranteed to provide pure pleasure for anyone who loves quality instrumental music.Save
Who's Hungry for some Great Music and Amazing Food? C'mon out and join "Uncommon Ground" at Grappa Ristorante in Warwick, NY (voted Best Restaurant in Orange County) and allow your ears and appetites to feast! We'll be performing in the beautiful Courtyard outside Grappa, weather permitting and inside in the case of inclement weather. Uncommon Ground is on a mission to flex the boundaries of traditional music. On Uncommon Ground’s musical landscape, rock energy coexists peacefully with old-time mountain soul. Unmistakably traditional, backwoods melodies combine with hip, hard-hitting rhythms and high-wire solos intermingle with high, heavenly vocals. Bartok meets Bluegrass. Gypsy Jazz and Choro share the stage with a Celtic hornpipe. The resulting acoustic fusion can warp a time-tested traditional tune into a new fresh sound without sacrificing the authenticity of the original sources. Uncommon Ground combines the classically trained talents of fiddle-phenom Rachel Handman and sub-sonic wizard Phil Helm with those of guitar guru Mike Kobetitsch and mandolin-master Wayne Fugate. Their technical precision, inspired creativity, warmth, good humor, and overall mercurial dazzle guarantee performances that are polished, never less than musically captivating, and directly involve the audience in the thrill of musical discovery.Save
The New York Mandolin Ensemble is thrilled to make it's debut performance at La Plaza Cultural. La Plaza Cultural is a unique open-air theater and green space, combining the functions of a community garden, a park and play area, wildlife refuge and performance venue. Thousands of people from diverse cultures use our space every year. Come join us for a wonderful evening of music in one of New York's most magical green spaces.Save
Who's Hungry for some Great Music and Amazing Food? C'mon out and join Wayne Fugate, Kevin Ege and a cadre of musical friends for some inspired music at Grappa Ristorante in Warwick, NY (voted Best Restaurant in Orange County) and allow your ears and appetites to feast! We'll be performing in the beautiful Courtyard outside Grappa, weather permitting and inside in the case of inclement weather. Kevin Ege, Wayne Fugate and Friends are a group of dexterous fellows with exactly the "right hands" to deliver a fun evening of musical entertainment! The group will perform a mix of multi-dimensional music that draws on a diverse repertoire of Jazz, Latin, Bluegrass, Americana and Celtic music, knocking down the walls between these genres along the way, to create a performance that will leave a smile on your face long after the evening ends! If you love good music and enjoy great food - Don't Miss This Show!Save
Somewhere beyond or behind all musical borders lies a creative terrain where bluegrass, jazz, Latin, classical, pop, and other various world musics mingle, played by musicians who care more for inspiration than they do for genre. This is the musical place that Wayne Fugate calls home.
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: Wayne Fugate has a show on 07/05/2015 at 11:00 AM @ Great American Weekend in Goshen, NY http://t.co/hjiV3uuSe2 #concert
“The first batch of chords is from author and master musician Wayne Fugate whose experience in bluegrass, jazz, and classical styles, having benefited from the tutelage of Mike Marshall and Barry Mitterhoff, has brought him to stage and studio with some of acoustic music’s finest, including Tony Trischka, Mark Cosgrove, and the New York Mandolin Orchestra. We’d like to let the cat out of the bag and tell you about a project he has in the oven at Mel Bay, he’s taken about 35 Bach keyboard pieces and arranged them for instruments of equal voice (two mandolins, two violins, etc.) The bulk of the work is done except for the accompaniment CD and he’s enlisted some pretty great players to join him in the recording. Perhaps a CD for commercial release will come out of it, too.”