Enigmatica, Mandolin Octet Performance
Enigmatica is a Boston-based mandolin octet directed by Marilynn Mair. One part chamber orchestra, and one part plucked-string double-quartet, Enigmatica performs music of the Baroque, Brazil, and offbeat contemporary works. The group includes instruments from the mandolin family — mandolin, mandola, and mandocello — and classical guitar. Their repertoire includes music by Bach, Vivaldi, Handel, and Purcell; Villa-Lobos, Jacob do Bandolim, and Pixinguinha; Stravinsky and Shostakovich.
Performance begins at 3:00pm. Mansion closes at 5pm.
Walkin Seats are free with regular mansion admission.
A limited amount of reserved seats are available at the following prices:
Military/AAA Members $11
Seniors/Full-time Students $10
Youths 6-17 yrs $4
Members & Children 5 and under $2
Wednesday, May 15
- Wednesday, June 19
Introduction to Watercolor
Thursday, May 23
Tree Mob at the Arnold Arboretum
Saturday, May 25
Behind the Scenes Tour
Marjorie’s dove tree turns 40
(May 16, '13)
It’s a lucky visitor whose gaze turns east along the path between the mansion and the Enclosed Garden, instead of west across the blooming North Garden and Great Lawn to Narragansett Bay. The western view is a compelling one to be sure and even I am caught up short by it every time I walk ...
The Costume Collection
(Jan 07, '13)
Many of you already know about the fabulous collection of gowns and accessories belonging to Bessie Van Wickle McKee that came home to Blithewold last year. Forty-one dresses with accessories, coats, and hats, had been given to the Colonial Dames … Continue reading