Marilynn on Mandolin #41 ~ Sept/Oct 2010

THE NEW WEBPAGE IS UP! ~ Big thanks to Alex & Brinsley for my fabulous new site. The address is the same, but the content and navigation have truly moved forward. There is more sheetmusic, live concert mp3s, an “Ask Marilynn” section, and an “Of Note” column of short updates on friends, events, and happenings in my mando-world. Please visit, leave a comment, and let me know how you find the content and navigation. Proudly presenting the new:

FALL MUSIC ~ Luiz & Marilynn in concert in RI, CMSA in Seattle, it’s been a great musical fall, and there’s lots coming up in future…

THE BRAZILIAN CHORO BOOK ~ is projected for a November release. Paulo Sá and I have sent in edits for the 2nd proof, and are excited that it will be out soon. You can pre-order now, so the book will be shipped to you the minute it comes out. Go to or call (877) 412-7467 and order “21975BCD BRAZILIAN CHORO: A METHOD FOR MANDOLIN AND BANDOLIM BK/CD” You can read more about the book on my webpage: /books/2010/brazilian-choro-a-method-for-mandolin/

SUMMERKEYS 2011 is AMGuSS 2011 ~ From July 11-15 I’ll be in Lubec, Maine with Ralph Costanza and Bob Martel to run the first “Mandolin & Guitar Consort Week” there. We’re adding elements from AMGuSS to my SummerKeys week, so for the first time we’ll have private lessons, classes, ensembles and the all-school consort together in one week. And for the first time in SummerKeys history there will be a mandolin concert in their series, on July 14, with solo and chamber music for mandolin and guitar. The week is open to 12 mandolin family instruments and 6 guitars. The flyer is attached herw and also available on my website– sign up soon to reserve your spot!

ENIGMATICA @ BLITHEWOLD ~ On Sunday, December 5 @ 3:00 Enigmatica will perform at this beautiful historic house in Bristol RI. more info on the webpage.

RIO IN JANUARY ~ I’ll be back to my rodas after Christmas– can’t wait! More info when I have it.

Hopefully the next issue of the newsletter will be announcing the publication of my new Choro book. In the meantime there’s lots of articles to read on the new webpageplease visit and let me know what you think!

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  • “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)

    “Mair travels by mandolin to Brazil and brilliance… her commitment to the music shines through.”

    – Rick Massimo, The Providence Journal

    “Marilynn Mair performs Brazilian mandolin music… she plays the mandolin as an instrument for all occasions.”
    – Vaughn Watson, The Providence Journal (USA)

    “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)

    “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)

    “A brilliant concert from beginning to end…The performance was extraordinary.”
    – La Rioja (Spain)

    “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)

    Marilynn Mair on mandolin…touches the deepest and most engaging reaches of the ancient and passionate ‘Latin soul’.

    – Carlos Agudelo, Billboard Magazine

    “A lovely concert! We estimate your spell-bound and enthusiastic audience at close to 1800 people…”

    – Lincoln Center Out-Of-Doors (USA)

    “Marilynn Mair é uma bandolinista americana de formação erudita”

    — Paulo Eduardo Neves, Agenda do Samba Choro (Brasil)

    “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)

    “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)

    “She’s a fabulous player with a wonderfully clear and lyrical sound.”

    – The Ottawa Citizen (Canada)

    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 lives up to her reputation as an excellent mandolinist, with clear tone, a beautiful tremolo, and creative expressiveness.”

    – Zupfmusik Magazin (Germany)

    “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)