|Cavan at Brookside Irish Festival, Kansas City|
|Texas Accordion Legacy|
|Cotati Accordion Festival Huge Success|
|Henry Doktorski and Final Alice|
|Samsonite and Delight Ya|
|Joe Soprani in Concert with Russell Watson|
|New Accordion Directory|
|Bandoneons Bandoneons Bandoneons|
|Those Darn Accordions are Amped|
|100 Accordions in Concert One Mile High|
|The Unforgivable Sin - Evidence|
|Puerto Rico Accordion Orchestra|
|Ivan Milev and the Yuri Yunakov Ensemble|
|San Antonio Accordion Festival|
|Accordion Dreams Website|
|Cavan at Brookside Irish Festival|
City accordionist Brett Gibson will be among the three members of Cavan
performing at the Brookside Irish Festival on September 1 and 2 in Kansas
|Texas Accordion Legacy|
40 instruments will be displayed to show the evolution of the accordion
in the past 100 years. The accordion is a truly unique instrument that ties
Texan cultures together. This exhibit will highlight German and Hispanic
music and cultures using the accordion as the common thread.
The New Braunfels Museum of Art & Music will be presenting performances, workshops, and educational programs that will excite and inform Texans on the history of the accordion in American genres of music.
New Braunfels Museum of Art & Music 199 Main Plaza New Braunfels, Texas 78131 Tel: (830) 625-5636 Fax (830) 625-5966 Email: email@example.com
For more information on any of these events:
www.nbtx.com/nbma/accordion or call (830) 625-5636.
Advanced tickets available at the museum and the Chamber of Commerce (830-625-2385).
|Thousands enjoy 11th Cotati Accordion Festival|
The theme of this year's
11th Annual Cotati Accordion Festival was "2001: an Accordion Odyssey".
The festival took place on August 25th and 26th in Plaza Park, Cotati
and at the entrance to the park is a life-size statue of deceased local
accordion hero, Jim Boggio, to whom the festival is dedicated.
|Henry Doktorski with Cleveland Chamber Orchestra|
concert accordionist Henry Doktorski will perform with the Cleveland Chamber
Symphony on Monday September 24, 2001 in a performance of "Final Alice"
by the American Pulitzer Prize-winning composer David Del Tredici (b.
|Samsonite & Delight-Ya|
|Samsonite & Delight-Ya http://Y2Kymca.com
performed at the Lake Oswego Farmers' Market http://www.ci.oswego.or.us/farmersmarket/farmmart.htm
on Saturday August 25, 2001.
SAMSONITE & DELIGHT-YA is the self proclaimed cheesy accordion duo of Botielus & Cybele. They have a good time with songs not usually expected to come out of accordions, like "Godzilla", "Hocus Pocus", "Tubthumper", "Pretty Fly (For A Polka Guy)", as well as TV theme songs, kiddie songs like "Old MacDonald", plus some requisite squeezebox standards like "The Chicken Dance".
Goofy prize giveaways, "guess the song" games, colorful costuming, and audience interaction are de rigueur. They have been featured multiple times on "Good Day Oregon" & "AM Northwest", National Public Radio awarded them "Best Y2K Song of the Millennium" for their danceable ditty "Y2Kymca.com", and OPB will run a feature on these two nutty characters in a future edition of "Oregon Art Beat".
The duo was featured at the Lake Oswego Farmers Market in late August, and you can find further information on this fun and lively do at:
http://Y2Kymca.com or contact:
PO Box 6714
Portland OR 97228-6714
|Joe Soprani and Russell Watson in Concert|
Joe Soprani recently performed in the RUSSELL WATSON CONCERT at Trump's
Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, NJ. Soprani made a special appearance with
England's famous operatic tenor, Russell Watson in his America debut and
played Pelagia's song from the soon to be released movie "Captain Corelli's
|New Accordion Directory|
Karen Gerlovich will be
publishing the first ever "2001 International Directory of Accordionists,
Dance and Polka Bands, Boosters and Fans." This directory will be
listed state by state and country by country including the following:
|Bandoneons Bandoneons Bandoneons|
Sebastian Soler is an antique
dealer from Argentina and collector of Bandoneons.
|Those Darn Accordions on CD|
ready to hear Those Darn Accordions like you've never heard them before.
Running a variety of effects (wah-wah pedals, ring modulators, Leslie
rotary speaker simulators, etc.) through good, old-fashioned cranked-up
tube amplifiers, TDA's three accordion players build a remarkable sonic
wall on the San Francisco-based band's new CD, appropriately titled "Amped."
|100 Accordions in Concert|
those accordion fans passing through the Denver area on September 16, be
sure to catch the annual Oktoberfest "YMA 100 Accordions in Concert".
The concert will be held at Larimer Square, 15th and Larimer in Downtown Denver, CO at 3:30 pm.
For further information, please contact Alice Aman e-mail: YMAMusic@aol.com
phone number: (303) 452-0716 or (719) 597-7668
|"The Unforgivable Sin - Evidence"|
| New York accordionist Dr.
William Schimmel's wife Micki Goodman has produced a new film entitled "The
Unforgivable Sin - Evidence".
It was completed earlier this year and is based on the theatre collaborations of accordionist/composer Dr. William Schimmel and his wife dancer/choreographer Micki Goodman.
The film received its first preview performance at the American Accordionists' Association master class and concert series in July and is the first in a series of films concerning the work of Schimmel and Goodman.
It will be shown at various film and video festivals throughout the world. For further details email: GWILLIAMANDMICKI@aol.com
|Puerto Rico Accordion Association Orchestra|
|The Accordion Association
Orchestra of Puerto Rico has been evaluated and accepted by the Puerto Rico
Institute of Culture. This is a prestigious acknowledgment that the Orchestra
is an official representative of the organization which represents and guards
the culture of Puerto Rico.
The orchestra has been invited to perform on September 23rd at the Conservatory of Music which hosts a monthly concert that has become an acclaimed family event. Their repertoire will include classical and popular pieces which will give the public the opportunity to appreciate the versatility of the accordion.
For further details email: firstname.lastname@example.org
|Ivan Milev with Yuri Yunakov Ensemble|
Yunakov Ensemble Concert - USA Contributed by Joyce Clyde The Yuri Yunakov
Ensemble will perform two concerts of Bulgarian and Romani music with Bulgarian
accordionist Ivan Milev during September. The ensemble includes saxophone,
accordion, clarinet, trumpet, vocals, synthesizer and drums. Their first
performance will be held at the Slavonic Center in San Francisco on September
14th and the second will be held at the Custom House Plaza, Monterey World
Music Festival in Monterey, California on September 16th. For further details
phone: +1 510 841-0934
Ivan Milev (accordion), a recent immigrant, is one of Bulgaria's most inventive accordionists, drawing inspiration from classical, jazz, and Eastern Orthodox church music. In the 1970s, Ivan founded the famous wedding band Mladost (Youth), based in Haskovo.
The Yuri Yunakov Ensemble The Yuri Yunakov Ensemble, based in New York City, plays dazzling, yet soulful Rom and wedding music from Bulgaria. Featuring the Bulgarian virtuosi Yuri Yunakov on saxophone and Ivan Milev on accordion, the band is renowned for its bold improvisations, tight arrangements and tradition-bending Roma, Bulgarian and Turkish fusion. The Ensemble also includes George Petrov, drums, Catherine Foster, clarinet, Lauren Brody synthesizer and vocals, and Carol Silverman, vocals. For more information, e-mail Yuri at: email@example.com
|San Antonio International Accordion Festival|
First International Accordion Festival (IAF) is scheduled for September
27-30, 2001, in San Antonio, Texas. The music festival part of the event
will take place on Saturday and Sunday, September 29-30, at historic La
Villita (three separate stages at Maverick and Juarez Plazas, and the Arneson
The all-day event will feature the music of approximately eleven ensembles that represent the rich and diverse international accordion musical traditions, including, Irish, Polish, Czech, and French Canadian music, as well as Mexican (conjunto/Tejano), Colombian (vallenato), Dominican Republic (merengue), Argentinian (tango), and from Louisiana, the French-Creole mix that is cajun/Zydeco music.
A two-day symposium preceding the music festival, on September 27-28, will present workshops and seminars (including demonstrations) on accordion-related topics conducted by prominent scholars, musicians, journalists, record producers, festival organizers, etc.
The symposium will contextualize (historically, socially, culturally, and artistically) these distinct accordion traditions and the people who produce it. Symposium Schedule The entire event is free and open to the public.
Make plans now to attend this unique multicultural accordion celebration. For information, call (210) 207-6966. Questions and comments firstname.lastname@example.org
|Accordion Dreams - On a PBS Station near YOU!|
DREAMS is a musical journey into the heart and soul of conjunto, a unique
musical tradition born in the 19th century that continues to thrive today.
Conjunto, like jazz, blues, and rock and roll, is a distinct American musical genre that has had a major impact on the Mexican American community of the United states and one that is gaining fans around the world.
The PBS has constructed a website specific to this documentary, and includes information and screening times. Please visit at: