Events

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

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

Workshops

SummerKeys 2015

Marilynn, with Ralph Costanza and Robert N. Martel, will present the Mandolin-Guitar Ensemble Week at SummerKeys in Lubec, Maine from July 6 – 10. For more information.Read More »

Posted July 2nd, 2015

In Concert

Enigmatica @ Concert for Afganistan

Enigmatica wil be part of the Community Play & Sing-In for the Children of Afghanistan. The concert on July 17, 2015, starts @ 8:00 at the Church of the Covenant, 67 Newbury Street, Boston. Click or more information.… Read More »

Posted July 1st, 2015

In Concert

Release for Marilynn’s new CD

On Sunday, March 29th, Marilynn will present a double-barreled concert at Roger Williams University, also admission free. The first half will present a Rio-style “roda da choro,” of traditional Brazilian music with local musicians, and the second half will be a release for her new CD: Madrugada (Daybreak), performed with Luiz Simas, piano, and Paul Dressel, guitar. Madrugada is a landmark release for Marilynn, featuring new compositions that interweave elements of European classical, American jazz, and Brazilian choro, reflecting … Read More »

Posted February 10th, 2015

In Concert

Enigmatica at Weaver Library

On Monday, March 2, Enigmatica will perform a free concert at the Weaver Library at 7:00. The octet will play tunes from their new CD Enigmatica 3 – New American Music for Mandolin Ensemble, with a few old favorites mixed in. Come pick up a new CD and get the group to sign it for you!… Read More »

Posted February 10th, 2015

In Concert

Enigmatica at Blithewold

Enigmatica will perform its nearly annual Holiday Concert to benefit Blithewold Mansion & Gardens in Bristol RI. The concert is free with admission to the Mansion. Come hear mandolins and see the festive decorations including the 2-story Christmas tree.… Read More »

Posted September 20th, 2014

In Concert

Enigmatica ~ CD Release

Enigmatica will give a concert to celebrate the release of their new CD, ENIGMATICA3 – New American Music for Mandolin Ensemble. Bay Spring Community Center, Barrington RI. Admission $5. Click the link for more information.… Read More »

Posted September 20th, 2014

In Concert

Marilynn & Luiz ~ Brazilian

Luiz Simas & Marilynn @ the Amazing Things Arts Center. Sunday September 28, 5:00 PM. Click the link for more information.… Read More »

Posted September 20th, 2014

A Night in Brazil

Luiz+MMair

Saturday February 8, 2014 8pm

Luiz Simas with special guest Marilynn Mair
at Amazing Things

160 Hollis St. (Rt 126) Framingham, MA 01702

Rio-born Brazilian composer/singer/pianist Luiz Simas is a genuine Carioca! A New Yorker since ‘89, he has performed in the US, Brazil and in Europe. Luiz’ voice and music have warmed major venues including Birdland, Carnegie Hall and Bargemusic. He’ll be joined at Amazing Things by his special guest Marilynn Mair, who has performed at Carnegie Hall, at

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Posted January 3rd, 2014
  • 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)
    "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)
    "A sparkling concert… absolutely brilliant!" – Guitar Magazine (England)
    "Marilynn Mair é uma bandolinista americana de formação erudita" -- Paulo Eduardo Neves, Agenda do Samba Choro (Brasil)
    "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)
    "She’s a fabulous player with a wonderfully clear and lyrical sound." – The Ottawa Citizen (Canada)
    "Mair is unstoppable… capable of evoking any landscape, past or present, you’d care to conjure." – Mike Caito, Providence Phoenix (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 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
    "Marilynn Mair lives up to her reputation as an excellent mandolinist, with clear tone, a beautiful tremolo, and creative expressiveness." – Zupfmusik Magazin (Germany)
    "A brilliant concert from beginning to end…The performance was extraordinary." – La Rioja (Spain)
    "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)
    "A lovely concert! We estimate your spell-bound and enthusiastic audience at close to 1800 people…" - Lincoln Center Out-Of-Doors (USA)
    Marilynn Mair on mandolin...touches the deepest and most engaging reaches of the ancient and passionate 'Latin soul'. - Carlos Agudelo, Billboard Magazine
    "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)