Mandolin Music at Edendale Up Close


It may be difficult to think of another musician who matches the crossover appeal as mandolinist Evan Marshall. Certainly none outstrip him in that regard.

Over the course of his career he has earned the admiration of classical musicians. But music-makers who worked in other genres have also recognized his talent.

“Evan is a true virtuoso, one of the few great musicians of our time,” Nashville stalwart Chet Atkins said after hearing his playing.

Now Marshall will bring his artistry to local audiences in a free concert this Saturday, Dec. 2 at the next program in the Edendale Up Close series.

A program of various transcriptions from works by Schubert, Brahms and Handel will also include compositions by Marshall himself. The program concludes with virtuoso and seemingly improbable transcriptions for solo mandolin of Rossini’s overtures to Cinderella and William Tell.

Admission is free to the public. Concert begins at noon and ends at 1 p.m. For obtain more details, visit or call (213) 207-3000.