The Aurora Mandolin Orchestra, originally founded by Bay Area legend Gino Pellegrini in the 1920s, continues under the musical directorship of his wife Jo Pellegrini. The Orchestra of mandolin, mandola, mandocello, guitar string bass, accordion, flute, and percussion has a varied repertoire–featuring music from Russia, Italy, and Spain, and from classical, show tune, opera, and contemporary styles.
Listen to their concert May 6, 2011, 7 pm, Live @ Sunnyside Conservatory Concert Series.
A Vivacious Jam by the Accordion Babes: Sweet Penny Royals, Renee de la Prade, Luz Gaxiola and Circus Finelli, Rhubarb Whiskey + Joan Wilson Reuter.
A don’t-missevent by women who take the traditional “Squeeze Box” instrument in unique ways (squeezeboxgoddess.com). Here’s a radio interview of Accordion Babe Roxanne Oliva talking with Co-Chair Arnold Levine on the Tommy’s Holiday Camp Radio Show.
We are grateful to Andrew Maloney, project architect, for his care in preserving (and recovering) the architectural gems of the Conservatory building: daylighting the original skylights that had been covered over, highlighting the original bentwood trusses, sourcing salvaged old-growth redwood to trim out the interior and then staining it in a clear varnish to feature its beauty, designing a floor that echoed the old interior planting beds of the Conservatory, and working with the Friends to find the right exterior … Read More
In the initial planning stages….Stay Tuned…..
…..an evening of small gatherings in Sunnyside Conservatory
Host a small, enchanting dinner party for your friends, neighbors, and family in our restored Conservatory. Details: Tables available for 8 guests.
Community Event sponsored by Friends of Sunnyside Conservatory. We offer a table set with plates, linens, and cutlery. You provide festive spirit, and food and non-alcoholic drinks, potluck style.
Note: there are no facilities to refrigerate or heat food on site.… Read More