Events

To book a concert by Marilynn, send a request email to booking@marilynnmair.com, or fill in the form on her contact page.

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Join us for AMGuSS June 25-30, 2018!

Marilynn Mair & Uncommon Strings invite you to the 26th American Mandolin & Guitar Summer School, June 25-30, 2018, on the waterfront campus of Roger Williams University, Bristol, Rhode Island.

At AMGuSS we create musical experiences together. Click for more information on AMGuSS.

AMGuSS registration is limited to 35. You can register here

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Posted February 16th, 2018

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SummerKeys registration is open – July 9-13, 2018!

Marilynn will once again host her mandolin week in beautiful, peaceful seaside town of Lubec, Maine. Billed as the “World’s Smallest Summer Mandolin Camp,” enrollment is limited to 5 or 6 students, because it features individualized instruction by Marilynn, with daily private hour-long lessons, a daily mandolin class, 2 hours a day in your own private practice room, and the opportunity to join with other students in coached chamber ensembles.

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Posted December 11th, 2017

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SummerKeys 2017

Marilynn will once again be hosting her mandolin week in Lubec, Maine, July 10-14. Private instruction from Marilynn is the SummerKeys’ focus. If you love her “The Complete Mandolinist” method book, and have wished you could have access to Marilynn’s expertise in a private-lesson setting, please join us in 2017!

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Posted June 24th, 2017

In Concert

A Florentine Tragedy

Marilynn will play the mandolin part for the opera “A Florentine Tragedy” with the Macao Orchestra in Macao (China).

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Posted June 24th, 2017

The American Mandolin & Guitar Orchestra

Thursday, June 29 at 7:00 PM

The American Mandolin & Guitar Orchestra

Musicians from across the country create a 30-member plucked-string orchestra

Performing music from the Baroque to the 20th century.

Mary Tefft White Cultural Center
University Library
Roger Williams University
One Old Ferry Road, Bristol Rhode Island

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Posted May 23rd, 2017

In Concert

Marilynn Mair & Enigmatica

Wednesday, June 28 at 7:00 PM

Marilynn Mair, mandolin, and Enigmatica, a plucked string ensemble

Performing music from Argentine, Brazil, Germany, and the USA

Mary Tefft White Cultural Center
University Library
Roger Williams University
One Old Ferry Road, Bristol Rhode Island

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Posted May 23rd, 2017

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AMGuSS 2017

Marilynn’s American Mandolin & Guitar Summer School returns! The pioneer of the American mandolin-guitar summer workshop scene comes roaring back to the campus of Roger Williams University, in Bristol RI.

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Posted May 23rd, 2017

In ConcertNews

Enigmatica @ Blithewold 12/6 @ 3:00

enigmatica1  Enigmatica will be presenting their annual holiday concert @ Blithewold Mansion @ 3:00 on Sunday, December 6 @ 3:00. Music from the ensemble’s three CDs will be performed as well as music for Christmas, Hanukkah, and the New Year. More information and reservations are here.Read More »

Posted November 30th, 2015

In Concert

Convivo Lusofono

Marilynn and guitarist Paul Dressel will be giving a performance of Brazilian Choro for a fund-raiser to support The Institute for Portuguese and Lusophonic World Studies at Rhode Island College. The event will be held at the Centro Comunitario Grupo Amigos da Terciera, and will include a lunch at 1:00, followed by performances of three musical styles: Choro, Fado, and Morna. For more information and tickets ($30), contact Marie R. Fraley, Director of the Institute @ email hidden; JavaScript is Read More »

Posted July 2nd, 2015

In Concert

Marilynn & friends in concert

Marilynn will perform in Lubec, Maine for the SummerKeys Concert Series with Enigmatica, guitarists Robert N. Martel and Paul Dressel, and her new Brazilian choro group, Choro Quadrando. Marilynn and Enigmatica will each be playing music from their newest CDs: Madrugada, and Enigmatica 3.… Read More »

Posted July 2nd, 2015
  • "She’s a fabulous player with a wonderfully clear and lyrical sound." – The Ottawa Citizen (Canada)
    "Marilynn Mair é uma bandolinista americana de formação erudita" -- Paulo Eduardo Neves, Agenda do Samba Choro (Brasil)
    "A brilliant concert from beginning to end…The performance was extraordinary." – La Rioja (Spain)
    "Mair displays an exceptionally gifted approach to this music, using her formidable mandolin technique with grace and sensitivity… It’s the next best thing to a trip to Rio." – David McCarty, Mandolin Magazine (USA)
    "Stepping back to the 18th-century masterworks gave her the opportunity to highlight her technique with a fresh light... her playing is thoughtful, vibrant and a delight to listen to." -- Terence Pender, Mandolin Quarterly (USA)
    "Marilynn Mair has always had the keen ability to balance classical mandolin traditions and repertoire, while constantly breaking new musical ground…a superb and versatile mandolinist and composer." - – Butch Baldassari, Mandolin Magazine (USA)
    "Marilynn Mair performs Brazilian mandolin music... she plays the mandolin as an instrument for all occasions." – Vaughn Watson, The Providence Journal (USA)
    "Mair travels by mandolin to Brazil and brilliance... her commitment to the music shines through." - Rick Massimo, The Providence Journal
    Bring a talented ensemble of gifted musicians together playing some of the great concertos and chamber music pieces of the 1700s, present the extraordinary classical mandolinist Marilynn Mair front and center, and you have a rare combination of the right musicians performing the right music at the right time. – David McCarty, Mandolin Magazine (USA)
    "The final repeat of the melody transmitted a strong feeling of peace and tenderness that escaped no one in the audience. It is this sensitivity and subtleness that characterized the overall performance." - Brian Hodel, Guitar Review (USA)
    "Marilynn Mair lives up to her reputation as an excellent mandolinist, with clear tone, a beautiful tremolo, and creative expressiveness." – Zupfmusik Magazin (Germany)
    Marilynn Mair on mandolin...touches the deepest and most engaging reaches of the ancient and passionate 'Latin soul'. - Carlos Agudelo, Billboard Magazine
    "Smudging the lines between folk and classical is an intrepid endeavor... Mair's a superb mandolin player who has brought the instrument to unexpected places..." - Jim Macnie, The Providence Phoenix (USA)
    "Marilynn Mair acquits herself very well indeed, a most accomplished player, able to deal with the many intricacies the repertoire demands of her." - Chris Kilvington, Classical Guitar (England)
    "A lovely concert! We estimate your spell-bound and enthusiastic audience at close to 1800 people…" - Lincoln Center Out-Of-Doors (USA)
    "A sparkling concert… absolutely brilliant!" – Guitar Magazine (England)
    "Mair is unstoppable… capable of evoking any landscape, past or present, you’d care to conjure." – Mike Caito, Providence Phoenix (USA)