Local mandolinist, Brian Oberlin, brings his longtime musical friends from Germany for a concert in the Dogwood Black Box on Friday, April 26 at 7:30 p.m. The four musicians will play their own sets of music along with plenty of collaborations including classical, bluegrass, swing, Gypsy, jazz, blues, and much more.
Virtuoso and intoxicating, thrilling rhythms, swing, charm and wit, but also sensitive and melancholic is an apt description of the music of the Trio Wiesenekker-Lysov, featuring brother and sister Michiel on guitar and Marijke on mandolin, and her husband Maxim Lysov, also on guitar. The trio connects friendship, the joy of playing, and passion for music from all over the world. They perform a headstrong mix of Russian romances, Baroque, Americana, Italian mazurkas, flamenco, bluegrass, jazz and klezmer.
Marijke and Michiel moved from Amsterdam, Holland to Wuppertal, Germany to study classical guitar and mandolin at the Musikhochschule Köln. It is there they met fellow classmate Maxim Lysov from Moscow. All three still live in Wuppertal, the creative breeding ground in the middle of the mountainous region, with young, plucked string-players from all over the world. Concert tours take the artists through America, Russia, Japan and European countries.
Brian Oberlin is an internationally acclaimed mandolin player and educator. During his decade's long professional career, Brian has been playing swing, bluegrass, and Italian classical as a solo mandolinist and vocalist. Brian was a top ten finalist at the 2013 Telluride Troubadour Contest, a featured soloist at the 2014 & 2018 EuroFest Plucked String Festival in Bruchsal, Germany, and a featured soloist at the 2015 Mandolin Upgrade festival in Berlin, Germany.
Tickets are $15.00 and are available through the Dogwood Center Box Office, NCCA-Artsplace in downtown Fremont, or on-line at www.dogwoodcenter.com. For information, phone 231.924.8885. The Dogwood Center is located one mile east of downtown Fremont.
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