2002 ATG Festival Orchestra - Walt Disney World Performance

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 as part of the Disney Magic Music Days. 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 (pictured left) from Ormond Beach, FL were featured with the orchestra on three numbers, providing a full range of world class entertainment during the Disney show.

Brian Laurie - Guest Conductor from Paisley, Scotland
Joan C. Sommers - Guest Conductor from Kansas City, USA
ATG Festival Orchestra Disney Program
The Paragon March - Official March of the ATG......Anthony Galla-Rini
Opening/Theme from "The Phantom of the Opera".....Weber Arr. O. Eckelmann
The Lord of the Dance - Cry of the Celts.....Hardiman Arr. H. G. Kolz
Over The Rainbow from "The Wizard of Oz".....Harburg/Arlen Arr. J. Sommers
Clarinet Polka.....Traditional
The Stars and Stripes Forever....Sousa Arr. Anthony Galla-Rini
God Bless America....Irving Berlin Arr. Anthony Galla-Rini

Brian and Joan pictured at the offices of the Disney Magic Music Days
prior to the Epcot performance.