There are not many cities in America where you will ever see an authentic mandolin orchestra.
Only one is the oldest mandolin orchestra in the world and it’s based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Milwaukee mandolin orchestra

The MMO at MAM (Milwaukee Art Museum) - photo courtesy of Robert M. Powell

The MMO Upcoming Concerts

We have a summer full of concerts.  These include:

  • Lakefront Festival of the Arts - Sunday, June 21, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Milwaukee Catholic Home Patio Pops - Wednesday, June 24, 7:30 - 8:30 PM
  • Lake Park Musical Mondays - Monday July 6, 6:30 - 8:00 PM, with our featured vocalist Rick Keifer
  • South Shore Farmer's Market - Sept 19, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Shorewood Plein Air Art Festival - Saturday Sept 19, 5:00 PM
  • Fall Concert -  Nov 22, 4:00 PM, UWM Recital Hall
  • St. John's on the Lake - Feb 2016

Rene Izquierdo, our talented and dynamic Musical Director,  recently celebrated his one-year anniversary with the MMO.  His plans for the Orchestra include more concerts, challenging and fun repertoire, and an intense focus on getting the best sound out of the ensemble.

More music and more mandolins -  our 2015 concert series is pretty exciting.

The MMO in 2014.