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Apr., 16, 2007
Dear UK accordions,
Here is an update as to Ian Watson's recent and future concerts.
Last Friday (13th April) Ian performed in Charles Ives' '2nd Orchestral Set' with the BBC Symphony Orchestra at the Barbican with Tom Ades conducting.
In early May Ian will be in New York, US with 'Icebreaker' ensemble playing at David Bowies 'Meltdown' festival. They will perform music by Philip Glass, David Laing, Conlon Nancarrow among others.
Late May and June see Ian performing in Janaceks 'Jenufa' at Holland Park Opera. Ian is taking the place of the on stage band and has arranged the music himself.
14th June - Ian performs with the London Symphony Orchestra at the Barbican (7.30pm) in Prokofiev's '2nd Cantata' (for the October revolution). This incredible work has 5 accordion parts and Eddie Hession, Mark Busie, Karen Street and Tracy Goldsmith form the section.
12th July - Ian plays at Londons Queen Elizabeth Hall with the London Sinfonietta in a new work -
Heiner Goebbels Schlachtenbeschreibung (uk premiere) ( http://www.londonsinfonietta.org.uk/ )
14-18th July - Ian plays at the Arundel Fesitval, UK, for Jonathon Dove's opera 'Tobias and the Angel'
11-18 August - Ian will lecture at Dartington International Summer School - the course will focus on solo and chamber music - and will look at the basics of making arrangements of other instruments repertoire for Accordion.
All best wishes,
Sarah West Management for Ian Watson.
Relampago en Sabado Gigante 04/28/07
Apr., 11, 2007
Por segunda ocacion estaremos en el programa de Sabado Gigante y lo mejor es que sera en vivo, para nosotros es un honor estar en el programa pero mas aun que nos invitaran para hacerlo en vivo mejor aun! la sita sera el dia Sabado 28 de Abril del 2007. Ojala que nos puedan acompañar en su televisor ahi estaremos representando con orgullo a nuestra comunidad. Gracias por el apoyo y por todos sus comentarios!
Saluzzi and Lechner’s Ojos Negros
Apr., 7, 2007
NPR aired an excellent review yesterday of Ojos Negros, the new album by Argentinian bandoneon great Dino Saluzzi and German cellist Anja Lechner. Saluzzi and Lechner have been collaborating for years and play chamber music rooted in Argentinian folk traditions.
Their music floats between classical and jazz, combining the formal structure of Saluzzi’s compositions with intimate interplay and improvisation between the bandoneon and cello. They’re touring the United States this month, including a show during the “Compressing the World” accordion music series at the Skirball Center in Los Angeles.
You can listen to the full review on the NPR website:
Ojos Negros: A Mix of Highbrow and Funky (NPR, 3:35)
Mar., 23, 2007
|Norvic Concordia play from a wide range of music in many different styles, ranging from classical music to music of the present day, but mainly in a light and easy to listen to vein. From this wide repertoire they are able to devise a concert programme to suit most tastes.For further details please contact:Peter Ayers,
Back: - Kevin, Peter & Warren / Front - Mary, Margaret & Sue
40, St. Michaels Way,
Mar., 23, 2007
|The North Devon Accordion Club
was formed in September 2003 with support from the Tarka Country Millennium Awards
scheme. Its aim is to promote learning and appreciation of the accordion amongst people of all ages and abilities within the area of North Devon .The club meets at Westward Ho! for rehearsal on a weekly basis. New members are always welcome and individual tuition is also available.For further information please contact :-The Musical Director on 01237 423678The Secretary on 01237479352
Upcoming Concerts & Events In Houston
Mar., 22, 2007
Hey gente here are some upcoming performances & events here in Houston.Just to keep you guys informed
Hola raza q-vo. Nadamas los quiero informar y dejarlos saber de eventos que estan por llegar en Houston.
* Grupo Enigma
* El Rey Del Accordeon- Ramon Ayala
* Los Traileros
* Los Cadetes De Lupe Tijerina
* Los Gallitos (March 23rd)
* Sentido (March 30)
CLUB EL REGIO:
* Grupo Creacion (March 22nd)
* Grupo Zaaz (March 23rd)
* Grupo Masizzo (March 29th)
* Estruendo (April 5th)
* Tejano Boys (March 23rd)
* The Hometown Boys (March 24th)
* Los Cuatro Aces y (April 6th)
* Gary Hobbs (April 7th)
* Mando y (April 13th)
* Los Palominos (April 14th)
* Los Hermanos (April 20th)
* Los Desperadoz (April 21st)
* David Lee Garza (April 28th)
* Los Kochos De Guerrero (March 24th)
* Sabor Kolombia (March 24th)
* Atrapado (March 27th)
* Rehenes y Tropical Panama (March 31st)
* Mojado (April 7th)
* Aniceto Molina (April 14th)
* Los Rancheritos (April 17th)
* Bronco (April 21st)
* Control (April 24th)
* Cadetes De Rosendo Cantu,
El Viejo Paulino
y El Cartel De Nuevo Leon (April 28th)
* Matador De Durango (May 5th)
* El Pega Pega y Grupo Topaz (May 12th)
* Los Cachorros (May 19th)
* Los Acosta (May 26th)
* Cojunto Rio Grande (May 27th)
* El Poder Del Norte y Salomon (June 9th)
* Atardecer (June 16th)
* Sonora Santanera y (June 23rd)
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5 clubs get together!
Mar., 21, 2007
My name is Harry Kipling,
I am oganising a charity "5 clubs get together"
in aid of cancer research.
On tuesday 17th April
The guests artists are:-
Harry Hussey,Pearl Fawcett-Adriano,
George Syrett,Murray Grainger,
Sam Pirt, Wetherby Band and many other artists.
All this is at The Shire Hall HOWDEN Yorks
1 mile J32 M62
Admission is just £6
There will be a buffet,bar,trade stand by MUSIC ROOM,and a charity grand raffle compered by the inimitable George Syrett.
The event has been organised mainly to get these 5 accordion clubs together who are close but don't meet a lot and also to raise a bit for charity!
ALL ARE WELCOME!
I am opening early at 5pm so we can all meet and look at trade stands,
Harry Hussey and George Syrett said that they will also arrive early and give informal tuition and help to anyone who wants it.
The hall holds up to 200 people so please try and make it if you can.
Singing Saws and Dreamland Faces
Mar., 19, 2007
Accordions certainly aren’t the only instruments blocking the exits at our house. In fact, the first instrument I bought Anna (shortly after we first met) wasn’t an accordion at all, but a musical saw. There’s something oddly beguiling about the saw; maybe it’s the otherworldly sound, the amazing flexiblity, or the fact that (in a pinch) you could use it to fix an uneven table. Regardless, it can sound fantastic when accompanied by an accordion.For proof, check out Minneapolis-based duo Dreamland Faces, which consists of Karen Majewicz on accordion and Andy McCormick on musical saw. Together, they play an enchanting mix of original tangos and waltzes, as well as jazz and folk classics from yesteryear. Majewicz has studied with Tejano accordion legend Eva Ybarra and Russian virtuoso Stas Venglevski, and even worked on accordions at Hohner’s repair center in Virginia. (She currently offers lessons and repairs in Minneapolis.)In addition to their self-titled CD, Dreamland Faces has provided original music for theatre shows and accompanied silent films. I haven’t found many clips of their work online, but here’s a quirky music video for one of their songs:Dreamland Faces: Zawszie Bedzie Czegos Ci Brak (Quicktime video)
Zevy Zions’ Olive Blossoms
Mar., 19, 2007
A few years ago, I inherited a fantastic collection of classic accordion sheet music. The arrangers’ names read like a “Who’s Who” of accordion masters: Deiro, Frosini, Magnante, Nunzio. However, most of the pieces were (and still are) far beyond my reach, so I was left wondering how “La Mariposita” and “Carnival of Venice” should really sound.Now I know — thanks to Zevy Zions and his excellent new album of accordion solos, Olive Blossoms. Zions is a student of the great performer and teacher Charles Nunzio who, in turn, was a student of the legendary Pietro Frosini. Most of the songs on Olive Blossoms were either written or arranged by Frosini or Nunzio and it’s clear that Zions has gone to great lengths to do them justice.From the start, Zions’ playing is impeccable, even on the most challenging material. But he’s no robot either; whether it’s the bouncy “Jolly Caballero” or the dreamy “Florette”, Zions handles the dynamics and nuances of each piece with care. The album’s centerpiece is his “Klezmer Suite” arrangement, which builds from a wandering, improvisational Doina to a rollicking Freilach.Variety is key to any album of solos (regardless of instrument), and Zions does a fine job showing the accordion’s versatility across styles and genres. The album’s 18 tracks range from waltzes to tarantellas, polkas to tangos, with a unique accordion arrangement of a Mozart minuet for good measure.There are no MIDI tricks here — just pure, beautifully executed renditions of accordion classics. Whether you’re new to these songs, or an experienced player seeking inspiration, Olive Blossoms would be an excellent addition to your accordion listening library.Buy Olive Blossoms by Zevy ZionsZevy Zions: Coquette Polka (MP3 download)
Relampago en Univision y Telemundo
Mar., 19, 2007
Relampago estara del 26 al 31 de Marzo del 2007 en Miami grabando los programas de Television de Univision y Telemundo.
El Lunes 26 de Marzo del 2007 estaremos en: "El Gordo Y La Flaca"
El Martes 27 de Marzo del 2007 estaremos en: "Primer Impacto"/ Acceso Maximo(Galavision) y LaMusica.com(Cable)
El Miercoles 28 De Marzo del 2007 estaremos en:"Frecuencia"(Telemundo)
El Jueves 29 De Marzo del 2007 estaremos en: "Despierta America" y "Tu Desayuno Alegre"
El Viernes 30 de Marzo del 2007 estaremos en: Escandalo TV (Telefutura)
**Sabado Gigante** no sabemos exactamente que dia pero puede ser le 24 o el 31 de Marzo yo les avizo.
Ojala que nos puedan acompañar en su televisor que estaremos mandando saludos! Gracias por el Apoyo!!
Tejano/Conjunto Festival 2007 **SCHEDULE**
Mar., 19, 2007
I found this in the San Antonio Express with the following picture of our very own, Joel Guzman online at:
Thursday, May 10
5:00-5:20 pm Opening ceremonies & TCF Poster Contest Awards
5:35-6:45 pm Bene Medina y el Conjunto Aguila
7:00-8:10 pm Oscar Hernandez & the Tuff Band
8:25-9:35 pm Paulino Bernal y el Conjunto Bernal
9:50-11:00 pm Joel Guzmán y Los Aztex featuring Sarah FoxFriday, May 11 "Puro Conjunto Pesado: Asi se baila en el valle"
5:00-6:15 pm Gilberto Perez y sus Compadres
6:35-7:50 pm Los Fantasmas del Valle
8:10-9:25 pm Ruben Vela y su Conjunto
9:45-11:00pm Los Dos GilbertosSaturday, May 12 "Puro Conjunto Pesado: The San Anto, Laredo, Corpus Christi Connection"
11:00-11:50 am Student Recital: GCAC/Conjunto Heritage Taller/Palo Alto College
12:05-12:55 pm Los D Boyz
1:10-2:00 pm Los Conjunto Kings de Flavio Longoria
2:15-3:05 pm Nick Villarreal y su Conjunto
3:20-4:10 pm Bernardo y sus Compadres
4:25-5:15 pm Linda Escobar y su Conjunto
5:30-6:20 pm Los Texmaniacs de Max Baca
6:35-7:25 pm Ricky Naranjo y Los Gamblers
7:30-7:50 pm Conjunto Music Hall of Fame Ceremony
8:00-8:50 pm Eva Ybarra y su Conjunto
9:05-9:55 pm Los Pavos Reales/Salvador Garcia y Eddie "Lalo" Torres
10:10-11:00 pm Mingo Saldivar y sus Tremendos Cuatro Espadas
11:15-12:05 pm Flaco Jimenez y su Conjunto
Gary Blair 2007
Mar., 18, 2007
24th March - Greenock Town Hall
28th March - Kelso Accordion club
29th March - St Aloysius college
30th March - Woodside Halls glasgow
31st March - Milngavie Town Hall ( guesting with the band called '' Robbie shepherd's nightmare)
14th April - West Parish Church Rutherglen
19th April - St Aloyisius College
21st April - Kilmarnock
28th April - Melville Castle near Edinburgh
4-6th May - Scarborough UK Accordion Championships Gala Evening(also adjudicating)
19th May - Lenzie
26th May - Kilcreuth Castle Fintry
27th May - Bearsden Parish Church
30th May - Kuwait - Caledonian Society
31st May - Kuwait - Caledonian Society
1st June - East Kilbride
2nd June - Constable Country - Masterclass & Ceilidh with The Haywayners
9th June - Crieff Hydro Hotel
14th June - Seamill Hydro Hotel
15th - 21st June - USA Tour -Las Vegas Accordion Convention Nevada
29th June - Norton House Hotel Edinburgh
30th June - Pitlochry Perthshire
14th July - Glasgow
26th July - Woodside Halls Glasgow
28th July - Erskine Bridge Hotel
3rd August - Victoria Hall Dunblane
4th August - Bathgate
10th August - Kilcreuth Castle Fintry
11th August - Rutherglen Masonic
17th August - Glasgow
24th August - Greenock Town Hall
8th September - Hilton Hotel Glasgow
15th September - Glenfinnan
4th October - Caledonian University
13th October - Castle Rooms Uddingston
27th October - Moncrief Church East Kilbride
1st - 5th November - Caister Accordions International Festival Great Yarmouth
9th November - Campsie
10th November - Manchester
17th November - Stirlingshire
23rd November - London Bankers Ceilidh
8th December - Brookfield Village Hall
29th December - St Columba Club Paisley
31st December - (Hogmanay) Stirling Castle
6th - 18th February - "9th UK Southern Tour"
Contact Information for Bookings/Enquiries
Gary Blair Telephone Number is :- 07813 - 712594
Feb., 25, 2019
Dear collegues, see our latest updates: Hector Villa-Lobos, Samuel Barber, Astor Piazzolla, Pietro Frosini, Hans Brehme, Oscar Peterson, Art Van Damme, Jack Fina, Luiz Bonfa, Yann Tiersen etc. Accordionist.Net is extending its special offer “50+” until end of the spring.
Besides some very special tango arrangements for bandoneon (accordion) and strings published:
A. Piazzolla - Cuatro estaciones portenas →
C. Gardel - Volver y Soledad →
M. Mores - Tanguera →
H. Stamponi - Un Momento →
J. Plaza - Nocturna →
A. Villoldo - El Choclo →
J. Pane - Un vals para Martita →
Feb., 22, 2018
see our latest updates on Accordionist.Net: H. Villa-Lobos, Samuel Barber, Astor Piazzolla, Pietro Frosini, Hans Brehme, A. Piazzolla, Oscar Peterson etc.