Program Type:Arts & Music
The Gravenstein Mandolin Ensemble (GME) was formed in 2006 in Sebastopol, California, a town famous for its Gravenstein apples. Directed by Gus Garelick, the GME’s eclectic repertoire reflects music from Argentina to Russia, Italy to Ireland, the Classical Era to Ragtime and beyond. The 14-member ensemble includes the entire mandolin family: mandolins, mandolas, and mandocellos, with the addition of guitar, bass, percussion and other surprise guests. The ensemble has performed for numerous audiences in Northern California, including Sonoma, Lake, and Napa counties, as well as San Francisco, Portland, Seattle, and, in 2018, the national convention of the Classical Mandolin Society of America, held in Santa Rosa. They have one CD, ‘Sweet Harvest,” which will be available at the concert.
If the room meets maximum capacity, we will admit entrance on a first come first serve basis. If there is registration associated with the event, we will go off the registration list and hold the spot for 10 minutes before admitting walk-ins.