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At the first rehearsal of the 2015 Seventh London Mandolin Festival
Blissfully Baroque - Period Performance on Modern Plucked Strings
Purchase tickets for the 7th London Mandolin Orchestra Concert!
£10.00 / £8.00 concessions / £5.00 students / Under 5s FREE
May 17th 5:00pm - 6:30pm
St Paul's Church Covent Garden
Frances Taylor
Special Guests
Mandolin Orchestra of Devon (MOoD)
Karen Chung on harpsichord and Richard Mackenzie on theorbo

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We are delighted to announce that the 2015 Festival Concert will feature a programme of 18th century music conducted by Frances Taylor. The Orchestra will perform:
  • Barbella's Concerto for Mandolin, led by Frances Taylor as soloist
  • Cecere's Trio in F major
  • Paolucci's Trio in G major
  • Dances from Handel's Music for the Royal Fireworks
The knowledge of this Golden Age for the mandolin repertoire that Frances Taylor brings to the Orchestra promises to make this a very special experience for everyone involved.
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Picture of the conductor Frances Taylor
'utterly delightful...quite brilliantly played...' – Musical Opinion
Mandolinist Frances Taylor has established herself as a leading interpreter of 18th century music. Frances Taylor has performed internation-ally, at high profile venues and with many prestigious orchestras.
An enthusiastic teacher and communicator, she runs workshops which specialise in combining mandolin with period instruments. Her first book, The Mandolin Lesson, a memoir, was published by Matador in March 2014.
Picture of The Mandolin Lesson By Frances Taylor