“Like nothing I have ever heard before!!... I LOVE IT, and I know mandolin nation out there will as well.”
— Emory Lester
Recently one of his favorite projects has been arranging Old-Time fiddle tunes in four-part harmony, borrowing a technique used by J. S. Bach in the Brandenburg Concertos.
According to Evan: “They’re fiddle tunes that think they’re Baroque concertos, being played by an orchestra that thinks it’s a jam session.”
For Beethoven County, Evan introduces Estudiantina de San Gabriel, his mandolin quintet.
For all you Counterpoint fans: The cello part is the melody, turned upside-down…
Evan has been writing Grand Cadenzas of late, further adventures in creating new solo repertory for the mandolin. Now to find an orchestra with which to record the rest of the Concerto…
In order to record these projects of an orchestral nature, Evan formed Estudiantina de San Gabriel, his in-studio mandolin quintet.