Carlo Aonzo & Don Stiernberg Trio: An Italian Story

Constellation, 3111 N Western Ave, Chicago, IL

An Italian Story - From the Roots to Jazz Music The Italian Mandolin rediscovers its overseas descendent. The American Mandolin rediscovers its origins. From the purest folk tradition, through baroque and classica music, 100 years ago the instrument emigrates toward new frontiers, it meets cultures, it changes, it creates new musical genres. Jethro Burns, legendary jazz player, becomes a tv star (Homer & Jethro) and passes the baton to his young spiritual heir Don Stiernberg, here with us today. Carlo Aonzo depicts his instrument, the Story of an Italian. A great thanks to the Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago for their generous support of this event. Tickets here:

General admission $ 15

River of the West Mandolin Camp

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River of the West Mandolin Camp, Corbett, Oregon

The 13th annual River of the West Mandolin Camp is June 9 – 12, 2022, in Corbett, Oregon, located in the majestic Columbia River Gorge just 20 miles east of Portland, Oregon. The instructors, chosen for their masterful mandolin playing distinction and exceptional teaching abilities, include Don Stiernberg, Carlo Aonzo, Grant Flick and Camp founder Brian Oberlin. During the four days of mandolin immersion, each Camper will experience seven – 90 minute workshops from all four teachers, ensemble rehearsals and performance, structured and non-structured jams, faculty concerts, open-mic concert, bonfire jam, meals, and lodging. The maximum student capacity is 55 which makes for smaller classes from some of the best mandolin players and teachers in the world. The Camp will be in-person. The cost for Campers and commuters is an affordable $600.