|NEW||Squeegees in Concert|
|NEW||Henry Doktorski in Strauss Performances|
|Florida Accordion Association Born|
|New Club forming in Kansas|
|TAA Recruiting Accordion Tour Members|
|New Material from Gary Dahl|
|"'K" Trio Keeping Busy Concert Schedule|
|Accordion featured on Mark Anthony CD|
|Robert Baska Updates Sonata|
|UMKC to Perform University Fundraiser|
|Accordion Awareness Promotion|
|Carolina Accordionists Association News|
|Stas Venglevski in Concert|
|World Button Accordion Association Concert|
|Which piece of music did this come from?|
|Accordion of the Month|
|Just for fun...|
|Squeegees in Free Concert|
based "The Squeegees" will perform a free concert at the Jupiter
Brewery on October 10th from 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM. The
Jupiter Brewery is located at 2181 Shattuck, Berkeley, CA. For further information,
please contact: Tom by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
or phone: 415 440 0800.
If you miss this concert, you can check http://www.ladyofspain.com for upcoming events out in the California area.
|Henry Doktorski to perform with Pianist and String Quartet|
|American concert accordionist
Henry Doktorski will perform with pianist Igor Kraevsky and a string quintet
consisting of Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra members and Duquesne University
faculty members in a performance of waltzes from Johann Strauss' "Roses
from the South" on October 11 at the Duquesne Club in downtown Pittsburgh,
Pennsylvania. The event is a fundraiser for the Pittsburgh Opera.
Johann Strauss II (1825-1899) was an Austrian composer of Viennese waltzes; known as "The Waltz King." His almost 500 dance pieces are his crowning achievement, while his Die Fledermaus considered is the epitome of operetta. Rosen aus dem Sden was from his operetta titled Das Spitzentuch der Knigin (1880). Strauss himself arranged the most popular waltzes from the operetta for symphony orchestra with harmonium. The ensemble director (and pianist), Igor Kraevsky, in turn, arranged it for piano, accordion & string quintet.
|Florida Accordion Association is Born|
|Born in September 2000, the
Florida Accordion Association is dedicated to the promotion of the accordion
through all music genres and all variations of accordion instruments. Membership
is open to all accordionists, as well as accordion music lovers!
Some of the goals of the Florida Accordion Association include: promoting public interest in the accordion through public awareness, holding of meetings, workshops, conventions, concerts and other activities throughout the state of Florida, acting as a resource to provide referrals in accordion instruction, repair, sales and/or trade, sheet music, accessories, etc... and network with fellow associations throughout the United States, in an effort to provide unity within the accordion world.
For information on joining the Florida Accordion Association, please contact:
Karen Adam, President
2244 Musket Drive Navarre, FL 32566 USA
Phone: (850) 936-8722
|New Club Forming in Kansas|
Thompson writes: "After attending my first ATG festival this year in
Chicago, I have been inspired to start an accordion club in Lawrence Kansas.
We will have our first meeting on Monday, October 9 from 7:30 - 9:00 PM
in the Theatre Room at the old Union Pacific depot in Lawrence, Kansas."
For more information please contact John Thompson at 785-841-1740. E-mail writer: email@example.com
|TAA Recruiting Tour Members for 'World Accordion Orchestra'|
Texas Accordion Association is putting together an exciting enhancement
for its 2001 Festival.
Dahl, a former commercial pilot and flight instructor, is currently active
as an accordionist, composer, arranger, recording artist and educator
residing in Puyallup, Washington. He is certified by the American Accordionist's
Association and received a BA degree from the University of Washington
with a minor in music theory and harmony. Mr. Dahl's students have been
consistent winners in National/State competitions and many have achieved
|K Trio News|
Saturday, August 26th, The "K" Trio performed the World premiere of Dr.
William Schimmel's "Kosovo: Land of Broken Dreams" at the Tenri Cultural
Institute, 575 Broadway, Soho, New York. Attending the premiere was the
composer, who has been a life-long friend and colleague of the trio's
members. He introduced the performers as he remembered them as youngsters
. . . Mary Joan Kasprzyk, Julie Ann Kasprzyk, and Walter Kasprzyk . .
. and . . . as they are known today . . . The "K" Trio.
|Mark Anthony CD|
phenomenon Tom T-Bone Wolk is known by many fans as the bass player on
Saturday Night Live. He has performed with such greats as Eric Clapton,
Paul Simon, Anita Baker. He has recorded with Roy Orbison, Elvis Costello,
Billy Joel, Carly Simon and many more. Currently he is the bass player
for Hall & Oats.
|Robert Baska Sonata Updates|
Due to a series of mishaps,
my Accordion Sonata, commissioned by the American
Accordion Association, was published before I had a chance to hear
|UMKC Accordion Orchestra begins 40th Anniversary Countdown|
Missouri - Kansas City Accordion Orchestra, under the direction of
Sommers will perform at an important fundraiser on October 7, raising
money for the Scholarship funds at the University.
| Dear accordion enthusiast:
The San Francisco airport places revolving exhibitions in various parts of the airport for people to view as they go from/to planes on those electric sidewalks. These airport "art galleries" are very unique and get thousands of people passing by them daily. In other words, great exposure for any installation.
Last April, I contacted the San Francisco Airport Commission about placing a "history of the accordion in San Francisco" exhibit at the airport as part of the National Accordion Awareness celebration. I figured we would have old accordions, photos, mementos, kitchy stuff, etc.
The airport commission told me there was a two-year wait for getting an exhibition placed at the airport. Wow. Tomorrow, I am going to try again. You never know, there could be a cancellation for next June.
The reason I am writing, is to see if other accordion clubs/individuals would like to head up a similar effort in their town. If so, I would be happy to support and promote the effort. Then, next June when the media call and say, "Wassuuuuuuup?" I can say accordion installations at, for example, 25 airports across the country.
The other benefit, in addition to all the travelers seeing your exhibition on a daily basis, is come June 1 you have the unveiling of the exhibition. You invite TV, radio and print, get a bunch of accordion players, yada, yada, I don't need to tell you.
Even though National Accordion Awareness Month is still nine months away, it's never too early to promote the accordion.
For further information or ideas, please contact:
Tom Torriglia firstname.lastname@example.org
|Calling all accordionists!
Carolina Accordionists Association, Lenoir, North Carolina.
We are currently searching for people who want to help organize an association for and about accordionists and their accordions. This organization would provide social, technical and artistic outlets for its members and be a source of education about the accordion and accordion music for the general public.
Eventually we would like to sponsor competitions, workshops and concerts and provide organizational support and venues for accordion bands. If you are interested in having fun with other accordion enthusiasts while growing as a musician and helping to establish an Accordion Network in the Carolinas, please contact me ASAP. I look forward to hearing from you!
contact person: Seth Hickel e-mail: email@example.com
phone number: (704) 655-6033
Plan to attend an Accordion Festival Saturday, November 4.
based accordionist Stas
Venglevski will tour the western United States in November giving
concerts in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Portland and Seattle from November
5th - 14th, 2000.
Stas' repertoire is an astonishing collection of virtuoso works by Bach, Weber, Liszt, Schubert, Rachmaninoff, as well as contemporary and ethnic music. He has toured extensively throughout the former soviet Union, Europe, and the United States. He also performs frequently in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, his home in America, and is a regular participant in the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra's Arts in Community education program (ACE) and in Milwaukee theater productions.
The brilliant artistry and
musical virtuosity of Stas afford an expanded dimension in music and an
innovative musical adventure to the audience.
|World Button Accordion Association Sponsors Concert|
The World Button Accordion Association, Inc. Presents a Performing Arts Concert Featuring Featuring Mario Tacca at the Grapevine Convention Center, 1209 South Main Street, Grapevine, Texas, 76051.
The concert will be held November 3, 2000 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $7 for adults $3 for Children & Seniors.
|What piece does this excerpt come from?|
Can you identify
where this excerpt comes from? If so, name the piece and composer.
|Accordion of the Month|
This is the
''Kravtzov'' keyboard accordion.
|Just for fun...|