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RADIM ZENKL plus EVAN MARSHALL
Sunday, March 3 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm$17.50
We welcome with open arms our friend and artist adored by many, the US National Mandolin Champion Radim Zenkl. We were recently saddened to find out Radim recently was one of the many victims in the Paradise, CA Camp Fire losing his house and many of his instruments. Please join us tonight welcoming him back to Boulevard Music and continuing his lifelong journey bringing joy and enlightenment to the masses he has performed for over the years. Tonight he will perform on an assortment of different instruments from mandolin, mandola to Irish bouzouki, ukulele, ethnic flutes, and didgeridoo. Original music crossing the tracks of folk, string jazz, new age, bluegrass, flamenco, gypsy, Irish, and classical music, combined with Czech and eastern European traditional songs and instrumentals. Radim has extended the technical possibilities of the mandolin by
inventing a masterful technique, the “Zenkl style,” in which a single mandolin sounds like two.
Radim has reinvented the mandolin in several different ways.
– David Grisman
Imaginative and great.
– Jerry Garcia
Plus on the same bill Evan J. Marshall who is an internationally renowned mandolin virtuoso, and is widely regarded as the world’s premier solo performer on mandolinin Duo-Style. By himself, he sounds like several of the world’s finest mandolinists performing together. His stylistic signature is Classical, with strong influences from the Italian and American Folk traditions. Country guitar legend Chet Atkins called Evan “A true virtuoso, one of the few great musicians of our time.”
Inspired by Atkins and violinist Jascha Heifetz, Evan has created a uniquely recognizable approach to solo mandolin performance that combines bass lines, chords, rhapsodic runs and tremolo melodies. He started Classical violin studies at age seven, and added the mandolin at age 14.
In addition to solo performances, Evan has been a Featured Guest Artist in Pops concerts with a number of Symphony Orchestras, including Houston, Phoenix, Long Beach, Grand Rapids, Fort Worth, San Antonio, Jacksonville, and Pensacola.
Two of his solo mandolin recordings have been released by Rounder Records:
Evan Marshall Is the Lone Arranger, which the Washington Post labeled “Truly dazzling,” the Raleigh-Durham Independent called “Superhuman,” and the Fresno Bee called “Mind-boggling”;
Mandolin Magic, which the St. Paul Pioneer Press applauded for a “Stunning mastery of interpretation.”
Evan also has recorded four solo CDs for his own label, Mandolin Conservatory.
In 1995 Evan made his first appearance on A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor. Between 1993 and 2005 Evan was a Featured Soloist at Disneyland, performing his signature William Tell Overture: Finale for about two million visitors to the famous Golden Horseshoe Theater during the course of 10,000 shows. He has performed and taught at numerous regional and international conferences for mandolinists, who hold Evan in particularly high regard; Don Stiernberg has referred to Evan as “The Michael Jordan of the mandolin.”
Radim and Evan will both play solo sets and then as a duo. They have met for the first time in 1990 and performed together a number of concerts that year on the West Coast. This is their ‘reunion’ after almost 29 years!
Whistle (RZ trio)
Online tickets sales close at the night of the show. Any remaining tickets are for sale at Boulevard Music when doors open At unless noted otherwise. Tickets may also be purchased in person at Blvd Music or by phone (310) 398-2583 using a major credit card.
A $1 service charge per ticket is added to online and phone orders. All ticket sales are final. They are non-refundable and non-exchangeable. For online ticket purchases, you will need to provide the ticket barcode for entry. Please print your ticket or display the barcode on your phone.
Please note all shows start at 8pm and doors open at 7:30pm unless indicated otherwise. People who already have their tickets (purchased them in advance) get in first when doors open at 7:30 pm. After the people who already have their tickets are admitted any remaining tickets will go on sale.
Please note that taking photos or any other type of recording is not allowed during performances at Boulevard Music.