||San Francisco Conservatory Recital|
|Myron Floren Birthday Party|
|Peter Soave performs Coppola|
|News from the Bay Area|
|The Art of Bayan Playing|
|Soave and Fehr in Concert|
|ATG to offer TWO International Competitions|
|Yuri Shishkin - Romantic Bayan|
|Accordion of the Month|
|Just for fun...|
|Classical Accordionist featured at the San Francisco Conservatory|
|Accordionist Leesa Dahl,
a Master in Music - Piano Performance candidate performed the Hindemith
work, Kammermusik #1 op. 24 as part of the San Francisco Conservatory of
Music's 'New Music Ensemble' concerts in October.
The ensemble, conducted by Nicole Paiement, presented two concerts, and provided a great opportunity for all Bay Area Accordionists including the Bay Area Accordion Club and the Golden State Accordion Club to support the accordion.
|Myron Floren's Birthday Party|
|Wurstfest in New Braunfels,
Texas celebrates Myron Floren's birthday each year with a party on the first
Sunday of Wurstfest. This year's party will be on Sunday November 5th at
11:30 A.M. in Das Grosse Zelt.
All accordionists are invited to come on stage to play "Happy B'day" for Myron and play a few tunes along with the Master.
For tickets, please call Wurstfest at 1-800-221-4369 and Happy Birthday Mryon!
|Peter Soave performs Accordion Concerto by Carmine Coppola|
|This newly rediscovered work
by ACADEMY AWARD Winning composer Carmine Coppola was performed by Peter
Soave - accordion and the Emerald Sinfonietta conducted by Maestro Felix
Resnick on Sunday, October 22, 2000 --7:00 p.m. at the Grosse Pointe War
The season opening concert was followed by a CD Release Party at the Ambleside Art Gallery. The name of this new recording is "Homegrown: A Salute to 20th Century American Composers!"
This concert and recording (made September 18, 2000) represent a major breakthrough for accordionists in the symphonic world. Coppola's Accordion Concerto was written in 1973 and basically fell by the way side until Maestro Resnick's and Soave's current project. Critics have already referred to this piece as: "Carmine Coppola's GIFT to the Accordion"
Immediately following the Grosse PoInte appearance, Soave embarked on a European concert tour which featured "3 concerts in 3 different countries in 3 consecutive days". Perhaps this was a first in the accordion world!
(1) October 26...Bucharest, Rumania w/The Rumanian Philharmonic performing the world premier of Aldemaro Romero's: Piazzollana - Concerto For Bandoneon.
(2) October 27...Nova Gorica, Slovenia with The Rucner String Quartet and
(3) October 28...Zagreb, Croatia w/The Rucner Quartet.
This tour concludes on November 3 in Italy at Villa Borromeo Senago (near Milan) in a star studded concert featuring The Roumanian Philharmonic with the famous Italian singer/actress MILVA and Soave. The program features symphonic works of Aldemaro Romero and Astor Piazzolla.
For information on recordings available by Peter Soave, please visit www.petersoave.com
|San Francisco Concert features Baguette Quartette|
Baguette Quartette is a San Francisco Bay Area group that plays music that
was heard in Paris between 1920 and 1940 on street corners, in cafes, and
in popular dance halls. Led by accordionist Odile Lavault, its repertoire
consists of valses musettes, tangos, pasos dobles, fox trots, marches and
Odile Lavault played the accordion for many years in the cafes and restaurants of her native Paris. She mastered the traditional Parisian repertoire as well as Gypsy cabaret music. She traveled all over Europe with a variety of musicians, dancers and theater companies, before moving to Berkeley in 1992.
The Baguette Quartette will perform on the 17th November, 2000 at 8.00 P.M. at St ALBAN'S, 1501 Washington Ave, Albany (San Francisco Bay Area), CA.
The Baguette Quartette has recorded two CD's including L'air de Paris and Rendez-Vous.
For further information, please contact Odile Lavault e-mail: email@example.com. Admission price: $12.00 or visit http://www.well.com/user/baguette
The San Francisco Bay Area
Accordion Club now meets on the first Wednesday of the month (except in
Nov, because of its special concert with Stas Venglevski & Mike Alongi.
|The Art of Bayan Playing - Friedrich Lips|
The long-awaited English
translation of the legendary book Die Kunst des Bajanspiels by Friedrich
Lips -- world-famous Russian virtuoso and professor at the Gnesin Music
Academy in Moscow, is now available.
|Peter Soave, Dino Valle and Nik Fehr|
Soave: Accordion (Bayan,Bandoneon) Dino Valle: Verdian Baritone and Nik
Fehr (pictured right): Accordion (Bayan,Bandoneon) Baritone Portland,
OR. will perform on January 5, 2001 at 7:30pm at the Portland Mennonite
Church, 1312 SE 35th Avenue. Tickets are $10.00 and are available at the
door or by mail payable to: MFGS 1645 SE 87th Avenue Portland, OR USA
|'Operation Tango' presents concert in St. Louis.|
by Jeffrey Collins, the St. Louis based group presented a concert featureing
Astor Piazzolla's compositions at Christ Church cathedral in St. Louis.
Following in the footsteps of Piazzolla's own New Tango Quintet, Operation
Tango continues the tango 'craze' set in motion decades ago by Piazzolla
himself. truly multicultural, new tango synthesizes components of jazz,
classical, and folk music into a single musical art form that transcends
the limitations of contemporary music. In a day where most contemporary
music is written 'by composers for compress,' tango's simplicity and poignancy
appeals to the deepest heartfelt human emotions.
|2001 ATG Festival in San Antonio offers "TWO" International Competitions|
years ATG Annual Festival will be just as informative, interesting and
entertaining as our last one. There will be competitions for all interested
in that area of the accordion, again whether for beginners, young or old,
or for young professionals. There will be exhibits to whet imaginations,
and workshops to educate and encourage future improvement. And, yes, there
will be ACCORDION MUSIC! Lots of it! The ATG has always featured some
of the most outstanding, world-renowned soloists and groups at its annual
festival. We welcome all types of accordions, button or keyboard.
Russica is a terrific on-line resource for CD's and cassettes from Russia,
Ukraine and the Balkans which now boasts approximately 300 titles.
One of those recordings is the CD from Yuri Shishkin entitled: Romantic Bayan. Yuri performs transcriptions of popular works by Brahms, Moszkowski, Weber, Mendelssohn, Sibelius and Strauss.
From Azov, Russia, Yuri is a graduate of the Gnesin Academy of Music in Moscow and is a student of Professor V. Semionov.
Yuri's performance is distinguished by deep revealing images, prominence and even spectacular personification of music expressing it with brilliant skills. His artistic image is added to his passion for music and his enthusiasm, while elaborating new techniques of sound. By exploiting added technical possibilities available on the button accordion, he has created a very special artistic charm.
This outstanding CD can be purchased on-line at www.musicarussica.com or by calling toll free 800/326-3132.
|Accordions of the Month|
At the recent Coupe Mondiale in Kragoujevac, Yugoslavia, the French candidates dazzled the audience, not only with their outstanding performances, but also with their bright instruments which spanned almost every color of the rainbow. Pictured here are just three of the popular range known as "Fun Flash".
|Just for fun...|