|Henry Doktorski to tour California late July|
|ATG Festival Success Despite Challenges|
|Gary Dahl first to utilize Music For Accordion|
|Eye For Talent|
|Jimmy Bubaloni entertains in Orlando|
|Looking for a Picnic|
|TDA Hit the Road!|
|Empty World receives Great Review|
|Mikula Orchestra in Concert|
|Matt Nozzolio in Concert|
|Showstoppers at Magic Kingdom/Epcot|
|New Mile-Hi Festival|
|Henry Doktorksi to tour California|
American concert accordionist
Henry Doktorski will perform four solo recitals in California during late
July, 2002. The concerts are sponsored by Major Accordion Productions
(MAP) and tickets are $10.
His program will consist of the following transcriptions and original works for accordion:
Works by Pietro Frosini
A compact disc titled "California
Accordion Recitals" will be released to coincide with the tour.
|ATG Festival Success despite Challenges|
festival in Orlando was held the last weekend in June in Orlando and managed
to stay on top of last minute challenges.
Both headliners Myron Floren and Frederic Baldo were unable to attend, and at the last minute were replaced by outstanding artists Frank Marocco (pictured left) and Peter Soave.
Myron was forced to cancel all of his appearances due to unforeseen health problems, however we are pleased to report that he is now fit and well again, and ready to resume his concert agenda. Frederic Baldo was mugged enroute to the airport in Paris, where his travel documents were stolen, including his passport. Unfortunately, he was unable to replace them in time to attend the ATG convention. While extremely disappointing, the ATG is happy to announce that he was not harmed, and that they will proceed with plans to have him as their feature artist at the 2003 ATG Convention in Chicago, July 25-29, 2003.
The ATG was also happy to have a surprise appearnace by Italian concert accordionist and owner of the Paolo Soprani Accordion Factory from Castelfidardo, Mirco Patarini. Receiving a great ovation from the audience, Mirco had just performed at the Las Vegas International Accordion Festival and decided to visit the ATG in Orlando before heading back to Italy.
In a separate incident, the ATG Guest clinician from India, Prahlada Rao Ravindra and his travel companions were held up at gunpoint in the city of Orlando, where they had all their belongings stolen. Once again, the ATG is happy to announce that no-one was hurt, and Mr. Ravindra went on to present an outstanding workshop, and was a valuable member of the 122 piece orchestra that performed in concert at Epcot Center, in Orlando.
The annual ATG Festival Orchestra was a feature of this years festival, and provided 84 accordionists and 38 singers, chimers and dancers the fantastic opportunity to perform in concert at the Epcot center in the heart of Walt Disney World. The orchestra was conducted by Brian Laurie from Paisley, Scotland and Joan Sommers, ATG President.
The 2002 ATG Festival Orchestra orchestra members performing at Disney included guests such as jazz legend Frank Marocco, the Chair of the National Accordion Organization of the United Kingdom and CIA Vice President - Raymond Bodell, members of the Paisley Accordion Orchestra from Scotland, members of the UMKC Accordion Orchestra from Kansas City, CIA President Kevin Friedrich, members of the Puerto Rican Accordion Orchestra, plus members from India, UK as well as throughout the United States, making this a truly international event.
Singers, Dancers and Chimers and vocal soloist Chelsea Turbin from Ormond Beach, FL were featured with the orchestra on three numbers, providing a full range of world class entertainment during the Disney show.
Several competitions were held during the course of the weekend including the ATG United States Junior National Championship won by Andrea Caruso, (student of Lana Gore in Michigan), the ATG Piano Accordion Competition won by Jason Stephen from Everett, MA). Both candidates will now represent the United States and the ATG in their respective categories at the Coupe Mondiale World Accordion Championships in Copenhagen, from October 16-20, 2002.
On the international scene, the ATG hosted the Myron Floren International Competition for Virtuoso Entertainment Music and the Anthony Galla-Rini International Competition for Classical Accordion, both of which were won by Lidia Kaminska. Lidia, although a citizen of Poland, lives in Kansas City where she is studying for a Doctorate in Music in Accordion Peformance at UMKC.
For a complete review of the ATG Festival, including pictures, competition results and scores for the International Competitions, please visit the ATG website at www.accordions.com/atg.
(Projected availability of review: July 12, 2002).
|Music for Accordion features music by Gary Dahl|
many publishers are in the process of making the appropriate arrangements
to publish their music online at www.musicforaccordion.com,
composer and arranger Gary
Dahl has become the first person to fully utilize the wonders
of the new site.
The aim of the site MusicForAccordion.com is to empower accordion composers, arrangers and teachers to become their own publishers. MusicForAccordion.com aims to utilize modern technologies to provide music immediately and at good prices to accordionists.
Visitors can search the site using many criterias, and once the desired composition is found, you can preview the work in a simple .pdf format. Mr Dahl has dozens of compositions on-line for review and purchase.
Gary Dahl, a former commercial pilot and flight instructor, is currently active as an accordionist, composer, arranger, recording artist and educator residing in Puyallup, Washington (near Seattle) in the USA. 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, composition and harmony. Mr. Dahl's students have been consistent winners in National/State competitions and many have achieved professional status.
The Gary Dahl Trio plus vocalist performed regularly at private clubs, hotels and lounges (1960 - 1991). Gary currently performs as a single for private functions. The numerous requests from students and friends searching for high level professional accordion arrangements inspired Gary Dahl to create arrangements with the following goals: Creativity, good taste, harmonically/melodically correct. Music with a sensible degree of difficulty, such that any additional difficulty would not improve the overall sound of the arrangement.
Guaranteed audience appeal and playing enjoyment Gary utilizes the orchestral capabilities of the accordion providing music that will excite and challenge accordionists of intermediate through professional level.
Gary's music has been prepared by Ron Ostromecki in the PDF format.
MusicforAccordion.com offers sales in both Euro and US Dollars, and delivers your sheet music via the Internet to your computer. The site is easy to use, and you may purchase via secure credit card transactions 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
For more information, please contact: Harley Jones, Director
USA Fax: +1 240-358 7511
Phone: +679 315774
P.O. Box 12
|Eye For Talent sees Accordion Acts|
Music promotional agency
Eye For Talent is presenting accordionist Kepa Junkera on their roster
of upcoming concerts.
|Jimmy Bubaloni in Concert|
was featured in Orlando recently performing at the Walt Disney World Swan
Hotel during the month of June.
For more information, please visit: www.accordions.com/jimmyb
|Looking for a Picnic!|
|Mr. Karl Kraus has been trying
to find a copy of the Charles Magnante arrangement entitled "Picnic".
Anyone with any information is kindly requested to contact Karl Kraus at: Karle5555@aol.com
|TDA at a city near YOU!|
Here they come! Those Darn Accordions is hitting the road harder than ever this summer, rolling in our new (to us) conversion van through almost 20 states, including many we've never been to over the past 13 years of extreme squeezeboxing.
We hope to see you all once (or twice) in 2002, so check out the complete list below to see if we're visiting your neck of the woods. (And if we're heading to your music-loving friends' or relatives' hometowns, it would be great if you could forward this harmless little e-mail to clue them in to the TDA experience.)
Those Darn Accordions is
San Francisco's accordion-fueled rock 'n' roll band that pumps out quirky,
catchy originals chronicling life in the weird lane. The five-piece group
fronted by lead singer/squeezebox wizard Paul Rogers and bellows-pumping
babes Patty Brady and Suzanne Garramone promises to forever rearrange
your understanding of the accordion. Behind the wall of wheeze, drummer
Bill Schwartz and bass player Lewis Wallace anchor the band, providing
a firm foundation upon which the manic TDA accordionists can layer huge
slabs of sonic mayhem. With distortion boxes cranked to 11, the one-of-a-kind
band blazes through a variety of musical genres and torches timeless classic
rock tunes. You won't believe your ears!
|Great Review for Empty World|
Dr William Schimmel's piece
"Empty World" received a great review by Allan Kozinn in the New York
Times on June 10th. The piece was premiered last week at Christ and St.
Stephen's Church at the close of the North/South Consonance players 22nd
|Jodie Mikula in Fredericksburg|
Jodie Mikula Orchestra featuring accordion in this lively six piece Czech
band will be playing at the "Night in Old Fredericksburg" festival
on Friday, July 19.
|Matt Nozzolio in Concert|
Matt Nozzolio will be performing July 19 from 12:30-1:30 PM in a free concert
at the New London Farmers Market located on the corner of Pearl and O'Neill
in New London, CT.
Matt Nozzolio was born in Seneca Falls, NY, an upstate factory village. Music filled his home. His father, who emigrated to the United States from Italy, played Neapolitan melodies on his 1912 Gibson A-1 mandolin.
For 10 years, Matt played dobro with Amy Gallatin and Stillwaters, who recorded four albums (and were represented on several compilations) and toured throughout the Northeast. The group also conducted two European tours, performing in The Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, Switzerland and Denmark. During his travels to Europe, Matt became enchanted with the accordion and the tradition of "busking" or street performing.
He proceeded to learn to play the instrument; to search out accordion music in its many forms; and seek places in which to practice his art. His repertoire consists primarily of songs from the Italian, Italian-American, Mexican and Tex-Mex styles, and include romantic ballads, boleros, waltzes and Tex-Mex polkas. When not playing solo, Matt performs Mexican music with Tierra Mestiza and Fiesta del Norte.
He also has played accordion in the world premiere of the play Over There at Wesleyan University; The Oddfellows Theater production of Cabaret and in the Youth Circus of Middletown, CT.
For further information, please visit http://members.cox.net/matt-nozzolio or contact Matt Nozzolio e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 203-237-3966
|Showstoppers at Disney Magic Kingdom/Epcot Center|
on the heals of the 122 piece ATG 2002 International Festival Orchestra
performing at the Epcot Center as part of their 2002 Competition and Festival,
the 45 member Showstoppers
Accordion Orchestra & Dancers will present two concerts at Walt Disney
World this month, presenting concerts in both the Magic Kingdom and the
Their program will consist of a variety of song and dance routines. Audience participation is included and their program is family entertainment. The orchestra is under the direction of Rosita Lee and the dancers are under the direction of Shelly Latulipe-Klimas.
For further information, please contact Roger LaTulippe 603/882-894 or e-mail: email@example.com
|New Mile-Hi Accordion Festival in Denver|
|Accordionists will gather
from August 16-18, 2002 in Denver CO, to celebrate the Mile-Hi Accordion
Festival and Rocky Mountain Accordion Society Festival.
Offering Adult Clubs, Workshops, Massed Bands, Concerts, Jam Sessions plus competitions for Adults and Kids ages 3-98, the events will be held at the Embassy Suites Hotel, Denver South (I-25/Araphoe Road.)
For further information, please contact Alice Aman at: 719/597-7668
|July Dates at a Glance|
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