|Lidia Kaminska presents Lecture Recital|
||Maestro Galla-Rini recovering from Fall|
||Those Darn Accordions - Extreme Squeezing!|
||Newspaper attunes to Accordion|
||Garfield Accordion Series|
|New Book by Jody Latulippe - Santorella|
|Henry Doktorski at St. Patrick's Service|
|Kevin Friedrich with Auckland Symphony|
|Five Legends at Las Vegas Convention|
|ATG Attracts World Participation|
|Lark in the Morning 2002|
|Slavov Live TV Show|
|Berkeley, CA Concert|
|Showstoppers in Concert - New Hampshire|
|Plenty of Room in Texas|
|World Music Fest at AAA Competition|
|Just for Fun|
UMKC Doctoral accordion
candidate Lidia Kaminska will present her DMA recital featuring the works
of Astor Piazzolla on Sunday, April 21, 2002 at White Hall in the Performing
Arts Center, at 4:30 pm.
Performing with Lidia will be Ian Flatt - cello; Gregory Sandomirsky - violin; Beau Bledsoe - guitar; Brad Cox - piano; Jeff Harshbarger - bass and Beatriz Dujovne - narrator.
|Galla-Rini Recovering after a Fall|
Anthony Galla-Rini is recovering from a fall on April 1st, during which
he broke his hip.
Tony had just helped his wife Dolly into her wheelchair to go down for breakfast. He turned around to get his walker, lost his balance, and fell. He said the pain was just excruciating and he knew then and there he had broken something!
Mr. Galla-Rini will remain at the Palomar Rehabilitation Care Center for approximately five more weeks and doctors have told him he should recover fully. He has already had to get out of bed and stand up and, while he says it hurt tremendously, he also reports he is extremely glad that nursing staff made him do it. The doctors are also treating him for his touch of emphysema while he remains at the care center.
Mr. Galla-Rini is in good spirits, and, as is usual for him is more worried about his musical activities, and so informs everyone that his arrangements for his July Music Camp were already completed. Fantastic!
Well wishes may be sent via his home address to:
Mr. Anthony Galla-Rini
Redwood Town Court, #203
500 E. Valley Pkwy
Escondido, CA 92025-3006
Friends may also contact him at the care facility by calling: (760) 739-2216. Mr. Galla-Rini says however, that he needs plenty of time to get to the phone, so please be patient.
We wish the Maestro a speedy recovery!
THOSE DARN ACCORDIONS (pictured left, in photo by Jim Merithew) the San Francisco-based band that threatens to forever change your understanding of the squeezebox - will perform at the Hotel Utah on Thursday, April 19, 2002. Local San Francisco band 86'd kicks off the show at 9 p.m. Tickets are $7.00. The Hotel Utah is located at 500 4th St. in San Francisco. For more information go to www.thehotelutahsaloon.com or phone (415) 546-6300.
Those Darn Accordions' set list will be jammed with songs from "Amped," the new six-song EP that captures the veteran San Francisco band's squeezebox-fueled sonic assault in all its glory. On "Amped" -- released by Mill Valley-based indie label Globe Records -- the band pumps out four catchy songs chronicling life in the weird lane: "Serious World," "Mr. Slagle's Revenge," "Enter the Douse," and "Meaning of Life." Along with the originals, "Amped" includes covers of Steppenwolf's rock anthem "Magic Carpet Ride" and a raucous version of "Making Our Dreams Come True" (better known as the theme from "Laverne & Shirley"). The April 19 show also will include songs from the band's four previous recordings. (Song samples and a full discography can be found at http://www.thosedarnaccordions.com/music.htm.)
Onstage, the five-piece band fronted by lead singer/squeezebox wizard Paul Rogers and bellows-pumping babes Patty Brady and Suzanne Garramone, with Bill Schwartz on drums and Lewis Wallace on bass roars through a variety of musical genres from heavy metal to polka and back again, torching timeless rock 'n' roll classics along the way.
For more information or to schedule an interview, please contact Paul Rogers at (415) 381-4640 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. More high-resolution color photos of TDA (suitable for reprint) are available for download at http://www.thosedarnaccordions.com/press.htm.
TDA - Extreme Squeezeboxing http://www.thosedarnaccordions.com
|Pennsylvania Newspaper Attunes to Accordion|
53,000 readers of the March
3, 2002 issue of the Beaver County Sunday Times (Pennsylvania) were treated
to a full-page life-size color photograph of an Excelsior piano accordion
on the cover page of the newspaper, as well as a comprehensive article
titled "Attuned To Their Accordions" by staff reporter Karen
|Garfield Accordion Series|
Fans of the popular cartoon series 'Garfield' have been delighted at the series which shares some fun with the accordion. You can also find the pictures at www.garfield.com.
|101 Popular Songs for Accordion by Jody Latulippe|
Hampshire accordionist Jody Latulippe has just released a new book entitled
"101 Popular Songs for the Accordion". (Also available as 101
Popular Songs for the piano, and 101 Popular Songs for the Guitar.)
|Henry Doktorski in St. Patrick's Day Service|
American concert accordionist
Henry Doktorski performed at the Midway United Methodist Church (Midway,
Pennsylvania) on Sunday, March 17 for their "St. Patrick's Day Great Commission"
service. In addition to leading the congregation during the standard hymns,
he played the "Pastoral Symphonie" from Handel's "Messiah" as well as
his own "Theme and Variations on Danny Boy." Church Director, David Sims,
said, "We wanted to do something extraordinary this year for our St. Patrick's
Day Service, so we thought about having our regular organist take the
day off and have an accordionist take her place.
|Kevin Friedrich with Auckland Symphony Orchestra|
York based accordionist Kevin Friedrich will perform three concerts as guest
soloist with the Auckland Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Gary
Daverne in New Zealand in early May.
Performing two concerts in Auckland and one in Dargaville, New Zealand, the concerts will be held at the Aotea Center (May 5th, 2:30 PM) and Bruce Mason Center in Auckland (May 12th, 2:00 PM) , and the Town Hall in Dargaville (May 11th, 7:30PM). Performing two pieces, Kevin will play the Rhapsody for Accordion Orchestra, by Gary Daverne as well as premiere a new work for Accordion and String Orchestra entitled "The Gem of the Kaipara" also by Gary Daverne. Providing great exposure for the accordion, the combined audience for the three concerts will be in excess of 3,000 people!
The new work "The Gem of the Kaipara" is written in honor of long time accordion and arts supporter and life time member of the New Zealand Accordion Association, the late Mrs. Jenny Cocurullo. A pillar in the Kaipara community in the northern region of New Zealand, Mrs Cocurullo had always promoted the Kaipara as the "Gem of the North", however, she in turn was considered "The Gem of the Kaipara" which is also the title of this new work by Gary Daverne.
|Las Vegas Legendary Line-up|
accordionists Anthony Galla-Rini, Frank Marocco, Art Van Damme, Dick Contino
and Myron Floren will appear together at the Las Vegas International Accordion
Convention which is being held from June 23-26th, 2002 at the Plaza Hotel
in Las Vegas and Convention Center at Number One Main Street, Las Vegas,
|From Puerto Rico to India to Scotland to France to...|
the heels of the Las Vegas Intentional Accordion Convention, from one entertainment
capital of the world to another, accordionists from around the world will
gather in Orlando to partake in the annual Accordionists
and Teachers Guild, International Annual Competition and Festival from
June 27-30th, 2002.
During this convention, everyone will team together to form the 2002 ATG Festival Orchestra which will give a high profile performance at the Walt Disney World Epcot Center on Saturday June 29th, at 11:00 AM.
Featured guests will include French Sensation Frederic Baldo and long time ATG member Myron Floren who will conduct the festival orchestra at Disney as well as perform in concert.
Other guests include an accordion trio from India, and accordion Orchestras from Scotland and Puerto Rico.
Other activities include the United States National Championship, the Anthony Galla-Rini Competition for Classical Accordion and the Myron Floren Competition for Entertainment Music, all offering wonderful prizes.
Anyone wishing to attend, compete in the competitions for everyone including adult hobby, or perform in the Festival Orchestra at Disney, should contact ATG President Joan Sommers.
|Lark in the Morning Music Celebration 2002|
Lark In the Morning Music Celebration 2002 will be held for the 22nd time
from August 2nd to 10th in California. This "Music Celebration" was started
in 1980 to provide a venue to allow traditional musicians and dancers to
get together and share their music & dance.
A Celebration Of Music And Dance Imagine idyllic days & nights in the magical redwood forest filled with all the music, dance, and good times you could possibly stand, and that's kind of close to what Lark's Music Celebration is like. You are free to take as many or as few of the workshops offered as you like; jam sessions 24 hours a day, big dances every evening. Plenty of good food, new friends, and musical stimulation. Truly a unique total immersion into the joys of nature, music and dance. Many workshops for the professional as well as the beginner!
Events will include Music & Dance Workshops, dances, concerts and jam sessions. Tutors include Joel Bernstein (English Concertina), Casey Burns (High Tech Reed Making), Jack Gilder (Anglo System Concertina in The Irish Style), Miguel Govea (Tex Mex Conjunto & Tex Mex Button Accordion), Rene Peña Govea (Tex Mex/Colombian Button Accordion) and Simo Tesla (Piano Accordion & Serbian Music).
For further details phone: +1 707 964-5569
|Live TV Show for Milen Slavov|
Milen Slavov will take part in a live television interview & performance
on WLOX TV's "4:30 Show" (WLOX-TV Channel 13, Biloxi, MS) on April 4th.
He will be joined by Strandzha singer Zhivka Papancheva and accomplished
gudulka player Teodor Dimitrov. Their program will include original Bulgarian
music in traditional and contemporary styles.
Slavov began his performing
career in 1984 as a "wedding" musician, requiring the highest
level of professionalism and virtuosity. As a teacher of tambura at the
Koutev School, Slavov wrote original works designed specifically for his
students, a practice he continues today. His compositions are still taught
at the Koutev School. In 1994 the school honored Slavov by adopting a
photo of him with singer Zhivka Papancheva as their official school emblem.
Slavov has lived in America since 1997, and has performed throughout the United States. He served as Music Director and Composer for San Francisco-based Westwind International Folk Ensemble. Slavov was guest teacher of the UCLA Ethnomusicology Department for the 98/99 academic year. In 1998 he was Guest of the Community at the EEFC's Mendocino Balkan Music and Dance Workshop. He has performed with Yuri Yunakov, Donka & Nikolai Kolevi, Grammy-winning vocalist Kremena Stancheva, Kitka, Khadra, and at the California Academy of Sciences, the Wild Iris World Music Festival, the Cotati Accordion Festival, and the East European Accordion Masters. He has appeared on live radio in California, Mississippi, Wisconsin, Missouri, and Texas. The California Arts Council has granted Milen Slavov the 1999/2000 Performing Arts Fellowship in Musical Composition.MS Music Agency
37 Lakeview Dr
Ocean Springs MS 39564
|Berkeley, CA Serbian Music Concert|
Serbian accordionist Micho
Micic will entertain at Boaz Accordions in Berkeley, California on April
6th. Micho is a member of the popular local band "Ravna Gora", which "brings
the house down" regularly at the Serbian Orthodox Church in Fair Oaks.
|Showstoppers Orchestra in Concert|
25 member Showstoppers
Accordion Orchestra and the 25 member Showstoppers Dance Company will
present a variety show which features vocalists, instrumentalists and
dancers on Friday June 21, at 7:00PM (with raindate Sunday June 23 at
7:00 PM) at the Greeley Park Stage in Nashua, NH.
|There's Plenty of Room for Everyone in Texas|
By Kate Kelsall
is one adventure after another, opening new paths of discovery that connect
an understanding to caring, listening, and sharing with others who are
different than ourselves." April Holland
The convention included
two exciting public concerts on Friday and Saturday evenings. There was
a "flag-waving" patriotic opening ceremony featuring the Plano
Civil Air Patrol Color Guard on Friday night. Saturday night's program
concluded with accordionists playing the "Beer Barrel Polka"
and being accompanied by a surprise visit from a group of tuba players.
|World Music Fest|
Accordionists' Association is sponsoring the new World Music Fest
which is part of their annual festival to be held in Minneapolis and Duluth
from July 10-14, 2002 at the Holiday Inn West.
AAA Executive Office
580 Kearny Avenue, Kearny, NJ 07032 USA
Phone: 201-991-2233 Fax: 201-991-1944
E-mail: email@example.com or LSoleyReed@aol.com
Special Room Rates for AAA Festival Guests are $85.00 (single to quad). You may make bookings directly to the Holiday Inn West, Minneapolis, located at 9970 Wayzata Blvd. Minneapolis, MN 55426-1008, by calling 952/593-1918 or 800/465-4329
|Just for Fun|
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