THE EAST COAST MANDOLIN ORCHESTRA

About the East Coast Mandolin Orchestra
The East Coast Mandolin & Guitar Orchestra is the brainchild of Mr. Mark Linkins, who currently serves as the Music Director of both the Munier Mandolin & Guitar Orchestra in Philadelphia, PA and the Baltimore Mandolin Orchestra in Baltimore MD.

2022 - A Celebration of Brazilian Mandolin Music
The ECMO will return in 2022 after two seasons of isolation and will feature an all Brazilian program, with works by Hector Villa-Lobos and Antonio Carlos Jobim and guest starring Marilyn Mair, accomplished master of the choro style.

2021

2020

2019 - Woodstock and Beyond: Celebrating the Music of 1969
In honor of the 50th anniversary of the Woodstock Music Festival, the ECMO (now expanded to 110 musicians) performed a selection of music from 1969 from composers as diverse as Joni Mitchell, Michel Le Grand and Stevie Wonder and Alan Wilson of Canned Heat.

2018 - Italian Film Music
Both the Munier Mandolin and Guitar Orchestra (MMGO) and the Baltimore Mandolin Orchestra (BMO) were combined for two collaborations during the 2017-2018 season. Initially called the "Ciao Philadelphia Orchestra", it also included musicians from 10 other mandolin orchestras, performing an entire program of music from classic Italian films. Excerpts from that performance may be found here.

The second collaboration involved the MMGO and various members of the BMO (including five of the senior members of Baltimore’s innovative Mando for Kids program). Selections from that performance may be found here and here.