Calace's Easy Mandolin Solo Songs
Achille & Nicola Bocus
Sunday, June 10, 2012, 12:00pm
Music 1 - Room #102
Raffaele Calace (1863-1934) was the greatest composer for mandolin music. We will play some of his pieces from the collection Gemme Orientali. We will discuss when and how do tremolo and the fingering to use to make the music sound really Italian. Prepare yourself for the workshop reading the charts and hearing the music on the site www.mandolinserenade.com.
Achille and Nicola are teachers of Italian and classical mandolin in the Bay Area and directors of the San Francisco Mandolin Orchestra. Achille recently moved from Milan where he conducted the Milan Plucked String Orchestra and was an orchestral Double Bass player. Achille and Nicola perform with the ensemble group Mandolini Graziosi and are working on a recording of Baroque concertos including Vivaldi's famous concerto for four violins played on mandolins.