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

  • Saturday April 1, 2017, 4:00 pm - St. Sebastian's Catholic Church, 5400 West Washington Blvd., Wauwatosa.  

This concert, we will be honoring Taku Hijikata, one of our treasured first mandolinists, who may be returning to Japan at the end of this year.  For the last several years, Taku has driven to Milwaukee every Monday night from his home in Chicago, just to attend our rehearsals.  He's a fabulous mandolinist and an inspiration to all of us, and he will be sorely missed.

Rene Izquierdo, our talented and dynamic Musical Director,  recently celebrated his three-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.


The MMO in 2014.

The MMO is generously supported by Strings by Mail.

The MMO is generously supported by Strings by Mail.