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|NEW||Rick Langley Passes Away|
|Dee Langley in Concert - In Canada|
|World Accordion Jamboree|
|NH Showstoppers California Bound|
|Yahoo Home to Accordion Club Chat Rooms|
|Bid on Music at Ebay.com|
|Searching for Accordionists in Pittsburgh|
|News from Cotati|
|Montana Accordion Festival Awaits YOU!|
|Meet the Cool Cats|
|Function/Dysfunction - One Big Happy Family|
|ATG Celebrity Cook Book|
|New Accordion CD's Worth Owning!!!|
|Who in the world is this?|
|Accordion of the Month|
|Rick Langley Passes Away|
|Rick Langley, 54, passed
away unexpectedly on August 3, 2000 at his home in Bradenton, Florida. Rick
was the owner of Music, Music and leaves a legacy of vibrant work with the
He will be missed by his wife, Glenda Langley, son and daughter-in-law Ryan and Margaret Langley, brother and sister-in-law "Skeets" Langley and Rosemary Langley and family, and sister and brother-in-law Dee Langley and Daryl Smith and their family, and lots of nieces, nephews, grand neices and grand nephews.
|Dee Langley in Concert in Canada|
Sintchak and Angela Wyatt, members of the Ancia Saxophone Quartet, were
part of an ensemble premiering American composer Peter Blauvelt's "Shadows"
for soprano and tenor saxophones, accordion and cello at the World Saxophone
Congress July 6-9, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The Ancia Saxophone Quartet
with accordion also performed Carleton Macy's "Elusive Dreams" during the
Congress. Pictured above are: Angela Wyatt - Tenor Saxophone, Dee
Langley - Accordion,
Stephanie Meyer - Cello, Mattew Sintchak - Soprano Saxophone
Peter Blauvelt's music is contemporary sounding, but in the classical tradition -- with occasional forays into the avant-garde, meditative and more traditional classical music. Individual pieces tend to be fairly well structured, but don't necessarily follow textbook rules, or those of serialism. Extended techniques are often used. Also, individual pieces are meant to communicate multidimensional nonverbal messages, ranging from the humorous to the serious, the lighthearted to the intense. The compositions always take performers and audiences into consideration. The music also never denies its European roots that range from French to Russian music, in addition to American music.
Interestingly, in order to bring the saxophone to the attention of other instrumentalists, these were the guidelines, as they appeared on the World Saxophone Congress Web Site:
"L'Association des Saxophonistes du Québec announces details for the 12th World Saxophone Congress. The organizing committee, under the chairmanship of the ASQ president, Jean-François Guay have chosen "De Sax et d'autres" (Of Saxes and others) as its main theme. With this in mind, although the program will consist of the traditional performances of solo saxophone, saxophone and piano, saxophone ensembles, lectures, etc., it is the wish of the committee to give preference to mixed ensembles during this Congress.
Priority will thus be given to applications which propose mixed chamber ensembles and performances. The main concert hall will be the Salle Pierre-Mercure a modern 875 seat facility which is situated on the main campus of UQAM in the latin sector of downtown Montreal. Two other smaller concert venues have also been reserved. Commercial exhibitors will also have a section available to them. The committee is also discussing the possibility of a special concert outside Montreal at a major international event.
The five accordionsts who were in attendance at the festival were: (1) Maurizio Spiridigliozzi, Belgium (2) John Lettieri, Canada (3) Tiit Kalluste, Estonia (4) Esteban Algora, Spain (5) Dee Langley, USA.
Keeping up a busy performing schedule, Dee Langley also joined the Northwoods Classical Players (members of the Chicago Symphony - pictured below) in a concert sponsored by the Bloomer Chamber of Commerce on June 16, 2000 at Ruby's Roadhouse in Bloomer, Wisconsin.
The string quintet and accordion performed the Barcarolle from "Tales of Hoffman" by Offenbach, Intermezzo from "Cavellira Rustico" by Mascogni, "Leibesleid" by Kreisler, and Hungarian Dance #5 by Brahms.
|World Accordion Jamboree|
The World Accordion Jamboree will be held September 1 - 4, 2000, 301Tache
Boulevard East, Montmagny, Quebec, Canada G5V 3S3.
Showstoppers Accordion Orchestra (under the direction of Rosita Lee Latulippe)
and Dancers (under the direction of Shelly Latulippe) will appear in concert
Saturday November 4th, 2000 at the Lions Hall, Lions Ave, Hudson, NH in
a show called "California Here We Come!"
|Yahoo Club Dedicated to Accordionists Around the Globe!|
promoting the collaboration of accordionists and the accordion around the
globe, a Yahoo club named "Club Accord" has been created for all accordionists
to meet and talk with one another with help from Yahoo!
Accordionists all over the world can post messages, files, websites, news, concerts, or chat with each other. "Club Accord" IS able to host LIVE accordion celebrity chats, so if applicable, Yahoo! services will oblige. You can find "Club Accord" at this address... http://clubs.yahoo.com/clubs/clubaccord
Please feel free to use "Club Accord" at anytime... please help it to grow and become a vital asset to the accordion community!
For further information, you may contact: Cameron Stowe: firstname.lastname@example.org
(You will also find several other Accordion Clubs at Yahoo Clubs, ranging from Indian Accordionists, Piano Accordionists and a group planning an International Accordion Festival in Istanbul, Turkey.)
|Accordion Sheet Music Auctions on ebay.com|
those wishing to bid on some accordion sheet music auctions, you may find
some on ebay.com. Music features selections by Galla-Rini, Frosini, Magnanti,
Molinari, etc as well as accordion method books.
To see the items go to WWW.EBAY.COM and select "SMART SEARCH". Then choose "BY SELLER" and type "ACCORDIA" into the seller's ID space.
|Accordionists Wanted in Pittsburgh!|
who are able to sight read, are being sought to form the "Pittsburgh Accordion
Orchestra." Rehearsals are scheduled to begin in September and conclude
with a series of free concerts of transcriptions and original works in
April and May, 2001.
|News from Cotati|
annual Cotati Accordion Festival will be August 26th and August 27th at
La Plaza Park in the hub of beautiful Sonoma County, California, USA.
Cotati is about 45 miles (70km) north of the Golden Gate Bridge and San
Francisco on US Highway 101 in the "Wine Country".
your travels take you to Montana on August 3rd - 6th, 2000, a cultural surprise
will await you in Philipsburg, Montana where you will find the Rocky
Mountain Accordion Celebration.
Philipsburg lies in the Flint Creek Valley between Anaconda and Drummond. A quiet little village, Philipsburg has streets dressed in 1880 vintage paint and exterior. It is surrounded by ranches, the Pintler Mountain Range and superb fishing on Flint Creek and George Town Lake. Accordion enthusiasts, players, and dancers come to strut their stuff.
Concerts are held in the 1892 Opera House Theater. Accordions of all shapes and sizes perform on the streets, in the pubs, and all over the campgrounds. Waltz, Polka, Two-step, Fox-trot or Tango to Ethnic music as well as ragtime and jazz. If you sort of forgot how or have never danced, instruction is available. The Celebration is one of sharing dancing, apple pie and the love of accordion music.
Full Service hook ups virtually non existent. Open Parking available at Sunshine Station & the City Park, or anywhere else in Town. Residents will share space and even rooms if necessary. Free Dump Station, Gas & Water available at Sunshine Station Come early. Stay late. Fish, hike, explore the old mining towns or hunt for sapphires.
Call Toll Free: 1 (888) 680-1344 or E-mail: email@example.com for more detailed information.
|The "Cool Cats" are a 20
piece accordion orchestra that plays everything from "Bach to boogie". They
play a lot of rock and roll. They are under the direction of Terry Bell
who has been the owner operator of United Teachers Of Music in Independence
for 20 years. He has the largest accordion studio in the midwest.
The "Cool Cats" range in age from 9 to 16 years of age. They have performed all over the Kansas City area. They have performed several times at the "Crawfish Festival" at City Market. They have performed at the "Art Amble" program at the Nelson Museum and at the Kansas City museum. They have played at various festivals such as the "Slavic Festival" in Sugar Creek and the "Coation Festival" in Kansas City, Kansas. They have played at Union Station and Octoberfest in Lees Summit. They have also performed at Startlight Theater and World's Of Fun.
Every year these students compete as soloists and as an accordion orchestra. Last year, they won 100% at the Mid American Music Festival in St. Louis, Mo! This was the orchestra rating. Each of them won a superior trophy as a soloist!!
Their play list will amaze you. They play the following: Kansas City, Rock Around the Clock, Old Time Rock N Roll, Pretty Woman, Takin' Care of Business, Great Balls of Fire, Phantom of the Opera, My Heart Will Go On, Bugle Boy Boogie, Bad Case Of Lovin You, Jambalaya, Crocodile Rock, Johnny B. Goode, Y.M.C.A., Funky Town, and many more.
The "Cool Cats" consist of about 20 accordionists a keyboard player and a drummer who is only 9 years old! They play through a 2000 watt sound system. Recently, they were featured on channel 9 news and interviewed by Bev Chapman.
The American Accordionists
Association will sponsor an Accordion Master Class and Concert Series
entitled One Big Happy Family! Function/Dysfunction from August 25-27,
|Accordionists and Teachers Guild, International "Cook Book"|
| The Accordionists and Teachers
Guild, International 60th Anniversary saw the unveiling of its new Celebrity
Cook Book! Recipes are included from people such as:
Frank Marocco (Jazz Legend)
Myron Floren (Mr. Accordion)
Helmi Harrington (Director of World of Accordions Museum)
Cathy Sommers (1999 ATG Champion)
Joan Sommers (ATG President)
Shirley Barry (Milwaukee Accordion Club President)
Lech Puchnowski (Professor of Accordion - Chopin Academy, Warsaw, Poland)
Anthony Galla-Rini (ATG President Emeritus)
Harley Jones (Founder of Accordions Worldwide)
plus many many more, contributed by accordionists such as:
Paul Sommers, Liz Finch, Trudy Dudley, Dee Langley, Amy Jo Sawyer, John Simkus, Betty Jo Simon, Arlene Boddicker, Toni Meekins, Julie and Juha Silfverberg, Roberta Palmer, Patricia Echelberger, The "K" Trio, and Kevin Friedrich.
Anyone wishing to purchase this wonderful cook book, please contact:
ATG President: Joan Sommers at: firstname.lastname@example.org
or send check for $10.00 to:
ATG, Joan Sommers - President
2312 West 71st Terrace
Prairie Village, KS 66208 USA
|New CD by William Schimmel|
a Lazy River
To order Valentino
Dances, please contact: your local record store, or Ernest
|Who in the world is this?|
Who is this
world famous accordionist? He has appeared in concert the world over,
including the United States. All correct entries will go into a drawing
and the lucky winner will receive a copy of the outstanding CD entitled
"Twilight Time" (mentioned above) by William Schimmel.
|Accordion of the Month|
This accordion is part of the incredible collection entitled 'A World of Accordions', located in Duluth, Minnesota. To learn more about this museum, please see the information on the website: www.ameraccord.com.
|Much excitement has been
generated from the upcoming accordion convention to be held in Las
Vegas. Offering an interesting array of accordion stars including Art
Van Damme, Peter Soave and more, the festival will feature concerts, trade
shows and workshops.
For more information visit: www.accordioninfo.com/convention.
(For further information, or to list your event, please consult the monthly calendars for exact dates and contact details.)