U.S. Mandolin Playing Champion Radim Zenkl performed an unforgettable concert in the Conservatory of the U.S. Botanic Garden on September 29. During the performance, Zenkl featured original music crossing the tracks of folk, bluegrass, jazz, new age, flamenco, gypsy, and classical music, combined with Czech and Eastern European traditional songs and instrumentals. The Czech American musician played on an array of instruments: mandolin, mandola, ethnic flutes, and didgeridoo. During the intermission, guests also walked through the garden, a mystical experience at night in Washington, DC. Guests also were treated to special performances by local artists. Zenkl concluded the evening performing his “Zenkl style” technique, in which a single mandolin sounds like two. A standing ovation greeted him as he finished performing.