The San Francisco Mandolin Orchestra is a plucked string orchestra with 15-25 members playing instruments of the mandolin family (mandolin, mandola and mandocello), as well as guitar, viola da gamba and double bass.

We recently celebrated its tenth birthday! Our Fall 2016 season “Reflections” is one for reflecting on a decade of beautiful music, and considering a future full of potential. Achille Bocus will conduct the orchestra in a joyous revisiting of many of the pieces from past programs that our audiences have enjoyed, including selections from:

  • Dvořák: Symphony for the New World
  • Barber: Adagio for Strings
  • Calace: Serenata Gaia
  • Saint-Saëns: The Carnival of the Animals

We’ll perform this repertoire in Palo Alto and San Francisco:

Sunday, October 30, 4:00 PM
All Saints Episcopal Church
555 Waverley Street, Palo Alto
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Sunday, November 6, 5:00 PM
Mission Dolores Chapel
320 Dolores Street, San Francisco
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Tickets are $18 (general) / $10 (students and seniors) and can be purchased at the door or via Brown Paper Tickets. Concerts are family-friendly, and admission is free for children 6 and under. As always, you can read about the orchestra at and connect with us on Facebook.

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Do you play mandolin or guitar? We’re always interested in talking to musicians who might like to join us.

If you would like to support our group, we are a non-profit organization, and we welcome donations. You can also contact us to book music for a private event.

Season 21 Orchestra

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