just returned from a highly successful concert performance of the
complete Goldberg Variations in Tokyo Japan, Finnish accordionist
Mika Väyrynen will
perform the world premiere of the new concerto "Prophecy"
for Accordion and Symphony Orchestra by the world famous composer
Erkki-Sven Tüür on October 11th. The concert will be held
in the Turku (Finland) Concert House with the Turku Philharmonic Orchestra
under the direction of Olari Elts. The concert will be repeated on
Erkki-Sven Tüür was born on October 16, 1959 in Kärdla,
on the Estonian island of Hiiumaa. He studied flute, percussion and
composition in Tallinn and also headed the most famous rock group
in Estonia In Spe. A winner of the Cultural Prize of Estonia
in 1991 and 1996, Tüür left In Spe to concentrate on composition
and has has works commissioned from him by many groups including The
Helsinki Philharmonic, the Hilliard Ensemble, the Stockholm Saxophone
Quartet and the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.
Merv Conn is often described as the ‘King of the Strolling Accordionists,’ and has spent over 70 years entertaining audiences large and small. On February 18th 2007, his 87th birthday, Merv Conn performed to a sell out audience at the AFI Theater in Silver Spring, Maryland.
This concert, with almost 2 hours of music, including the AFI Birthday Gala, featuring the World's First Ever 21 Accordion Salute, is now available on DVD as ‘The Legend of Merv Conn’.
Mario Pedone刚刚参加完在加拿大British Colombia 的Victoria
举办的一场引人入胜的音乐会后返回.‘Accordions by the Sea’ 是一个户外手风琴音乐节,
主角是美国和加拿大的一些最好的手风琴家，他们在一个户外的剧场进行了精彩的表演. 参加演出的其他的艺术家有S-Bahn, Marc Wald,
Bertram Levy, Ron Lankford, Victoria 手风琴俱乐部乐队, Mary Ross以及 Irv Lang.
Mario Pedone 于1951年生于意大利, 但是长在委内瑞拉，他毕业于当地的音乐学校 ‘concertista’, Mario
Pedone 是被收养国家最多才多艺的手风琴家和风琴家之一. 现在他定居在德克萨斯, Mario 改编、创作和表演各种风格的音乐.
Mario 将作为嘉宾艺术家于10月30日参加San Antonio 手风琴俱乐部活动, 作为嘉宾艺术家参加他们每月一次的聚会,
November 3rd - Dúo Alio Modo concert (A.L.Castaño, accordion and David Apellániz, cello) in the XX Century Music Festival in Segovia, Spain. Their program includes works by Kuusisto, Kaufmann and Pärt (included in his last CD titulated ‘Perspectivas’), ‘Gubaidulina’, and one premiere of ‘Solo’ for accordion by Carlos Perón.
November 4th - premiere of ‘A-....’, by Sara Minguez for alt saxophone and accordion, with F. Cabanillas - saxophone in the XX Century Music Festival in Segovia (Spain).
December 8th - solo concert at the Gnessin Institute, Moscow, in the Bayan and Bayanist Festival. Program includes works by Olavide, Del Puerto, Bach, Angelis, and Camarero.