The Madeira Mandolin Orchestra was founded on February 18, 1913, in the parish of São Roque (Funchal). Comprising 30 musicians, aged between 13 and 46, it is recognized as both the oldest and youngest Mandolin Orchestra in Europe due to its founding date and the ages of its performers. This distinction is significant in a region of excellence within the European community.
Annually, the orchestra performs approximately forty concerts across the main venues in Madeira. These concerts are part of classical music programs, including Weekly Concerts and Special Concerts, developed over the past 25 years. To date, the Madeira Mandolin Orchestra® has performed about 500 concerts, both nationally and internationally.
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