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2017


 Canada
World Accordion Day Activity: Concert, Details on the poster
Address and Contact Phone/e-mail: dp@debrapetersmusic.com
 
Howard "Schmenge" ChapmanWorld Accordion Day Activity: Concert of Howard Schmenge Chapman playing Accordion with the Brother Ray Lemelin Blues Band.
Date:
May 13th, 2017
Name of Organiser:
Howard "Schmenge" Chapman

Event Venue: The George Traditional House, #101­31 Southridge Dr Okotoks, AB, Canada. Phone 403­938­5000

Address and Contact Phone/e-mail:
howardchapman954@gmail.com

Additional Concert Information:
Howard Schmenge Chapman playing Accordion with the Brother Ray Lemelin Blues Band
www.schmenge-accordion.com


 China
World Accordion Day Activity: Information as on Poster.
Howard "Schmenge" Chapman
Venue:  Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre, Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre, 30 Pak Tin St, Shek Kip Mei, Hong Kong.
Contact: Alex Sheykin, Email: alexacco@gmail.com

 Finland
World Accordion Day Activity: Concert Information on poster

 Israel
World Accordion Day Activity:
Charity Concert celebrating World Accordion Day with the accordion orchestra of Victor Derenboim in the Beit Yona House of the elderly (hostel) in Beer Sheva on May 7th. Performances of the orchestra in this venue are becoming traditional and this year we give a charity concert there for the third year in a row.

Viktor Arutykin will be performing in the group and as a soloist.
Date:
May 7th, 2017

Event Venue:
Beit Yona House of the elderly (hostel) in Beer Sheva.

Address and Contact Phone/e-mail:
Email: victor.aryutkin@gmail.com

Additional Concert Information:
To be announced.


 Italy
World Accordion Day Activity:
Italian Accordion Culture (IAC) and the support of the City of Castelfidardo are organising on May 6th their qualifications for Italian accordionists to compete in the 2017 Coupe Mondiale, being held in Italy, 5th - 10th September 2017. 

Qualifications of soloists, concert music categories, entertainment music categories and ensemble music categories.
Date:
May 6, 2017
Name of Organiser:
Italian Accordion Culture (IAC), Italian member of the Confédération Internationale des Accordéonistes (CIA).

Event Venue:
Castelfidardo City Hall, times to be announced.

Address and Contact Phone/e-mail:
For media information Email: info@iac-spoleto.it

Additional Concert Information:
To be announced.


  Lithuania
World Accordion Day Activity:

Martynas marks World Accordion Day with the launch of a new merchandise range on his website at www.martynasmusic.com

This continues Martynas' idea last year when he commissioned a portrait made from recycled accordions (picture below). For 2017, the new merchandise will be accessories made from accordion parts taken from old but no longer playable instruments, transforming the recycled instruments into something new.

It is an innovative and contemporary way to show some of the many parts that make up an accordion and a stylish tribute for World Accordion Day!

View the brand new store on the Martynas' website on launch day, 6th May www.martynasmusic.com
Date:
May 6th, 2017
2016 Accordion Day promotion. Click to enlarge to see all the beautiful detail - 13MB.
 

bosnia Macedonia
World Accordion Day Activity:
The Macedonian Association of Accordionists is organising for the 9th time, a World Accordion Day Gala Concert  of high level accordion concert music supported by the national program of the Ministry of Culture of Macedonia.
Date and Time:
May 6, 2017, Time to be announced.
Name of Organiser:
Macedonia Association of Accordionists “Ljubiteli na klasicna muzika”, Skopje

Event Venue:
To be announced.

Address and Contact Phone/e-mail:
For media information please contact: Anica Karakutovska 
Email: anica2206@yahoo.com

Additional Concert Information:
To be announced.


bosnia Malta
World Accordion Day Activity:
The Santa Maria Accordion Band in Malta is hosting a May 6th concert.
Date and Time:
May 6, 2017 at 16:30 hours.
Name of Organiser:
Santa Maria Accordion Band,

Event Venue:
San Anton Gardens, Attard, Malta.

Address and Contact Phone/e-mail:
Contact: Marthese Busuttil Cassar Email: mtbusuttil@yahoo.com

Additional Concert Information:
To be announced.


 New Zealand
World Accordion Day Activity:

New Zealander Annie Gong is performing two World Accordion Day concerts in the USA and the details are listed under USA events.
 
World Accordion Day Activity:

North Shore Accordion Orchestras event details coming.
 

 Poland
Poland
World Accordion Day Activity: May 10, 2017 at the Academy of Music in Gdansk will be lectures and concerts of accordion music.

Schedule

Accordion Laboratory - lectures

JAZZ ACCORDION | Cezary Paciorek | Academy of Music in Gdansk
QUARTER TONE ACCORDION | Eneasz Kubit | Academy of Music in Lodz
ACCORDION IN TANGO | Pawel Zaganczyk | Academy of Music in Gdansk
MODERN ACCORDION | Maciej Zimka | Academy of Music in Cracow

Accordion Concert

Sara Wiecek, Ryszard Lubieniecki (Academy of Music in Bydgoszcz)
Kamila Olas, Pawel Ratajek (Academy of Music in Gdansk)
Julia Rzazonka, Weronika Pisarek, Zuzanna Lipka, Jan Gonicki, Marcin Guzik, Maria Wróblewska, Maciej Janaszkiewicz, Gabriel Balukiewicz, Inga Piwowarska (Academy of Music in Lódz)

In program: Bela Bartók, César Franck, Vagn Holmboe, Wolfgang Jacobi, Dominik Karski, Astor Piazzolla, Alexander Puszkarenko, Albin Repnikow, Wiaczeslaw Siemionow.
Organiser: Stanislaw Moniuszko, Academy of Music in Gdańsk
Academy of Music in Gdansk|
Department of Organ, Guitar, Harpsichord and Accordion |
Accordion Scientific Club
Contact: Email: p.zaganczyk@amuz.gda.pl

portugal flag   Portugal
World Accordion Day Activity 1:
International Accordion Festival Acordeao d Alma - Soul Accordion
with artists:
Duo Paris Moscovo (Domi Emorine et Raman Jbanov); Joao Frade; Joao Filipe Guerreiro; Nelson Conceicao; Emanuel Marcal; Anabela Silva
Date and Time:
May 6th at 9:30 p.m. and
May 7th at 4:00 p.m.
Event Venue:
May 6th: Loule CineTeatro Louletano;
May 7th:  Auditorium of the Municipal Library of Castro Marim
Address and Contact Phone/e-mail:
Mito Algarvio - Associação de Acordeonistas do Algarve
Phone: 965191840
e-mail: acordeonistasalgarve@gmail.com

Additional Concert Information:
Accordion d Alma - Soul Accordion is a concert that tries to portray a unique history, the soul of an accordion that the Algarve brings to the chest.

It is part of the celebrations of the World Day of the Accordion, celebrated all over the world during the month of May (6 of May of 1829, when the accordion patent was presented).

On the stage there will be a panel in a discussion format, composed of five speakers, moderated by a journalist, where a historical structure of the instrument will be made, as well as an approach on the unique and differentiating soul existing in the Algarve around O Accordion.

The moments of discussion will be interspersed by musical moments by renowned world accordionists: Joao Frade, Nelson Conceicao, Joao Filipe Guerreiro and Duo Paris Moscou (composed by the world champions Domi Emorine and Roman Jbanov), Emanuel Marcal and Anabela Silva.

During his performances he will be accompanied by a visual artist, who through digital drawing done in real time, will capture and reinvent the essence of each song and dialogue with the performer, also giving a more interdisciplinary and contemporary tonality to the presented contents.

Accordion d'Alma - Soul Accordion is a project of the Algarve Myth - Accordionists Association of Algarve, supported by the 365 Algarve program and by the Municipalities of Loule and Castro Marim.

 
World Accordion Day Activity 2:
II Festival Internacional de Acordeão de S. Sebastiao – Setubal l Acordeon Fest S. Sebastiao
Date and Time:
May 6th, 2017 at 15:00
Event Venue:
Independent Sports Group
Address and Contact Phone/e-mail:
Phone: 965191840;
e-mail: acordeonistasalgarve@gmail.com

Additional Concert Information:
Festival Organized by AAP - Setúbal, Freguesia of S. Sebastião and Supported by the Mito Algarvio and Municipality of Setúbal

 
World Accordion Day Activity 3:
Accordion Gala of Setubal
Date and Time:
May 7th, 2017 at 15:00
Event Venue:
UCRD Praiense - Praias do Sado
Address and Contact Phone/e-mail:
Phone: 965191840;
e-mail: acordeonistasalgarve@gmail.com

Additional Concert Information:
Festival Organized by AAP - Setúbal and Praiense; Supported by the Mito Algarvio and Municipality of Setubal.


  Russia
Video: Friedrich Lips performing a world premiere of the Michael Bronner composition
"Eight Sonnets About Love" for bayan and chamber orchestra.
Video: Rest of the concert. List of performers and many pictures are on the page report at: 2017All-Russian Report provided by Dr Herbert Scheibenreif.
World Accordion Day Activity:
Poster below with full details:
Friedrich Lips will be perform a world premiere: Michael Bronner: „Eight sonnets about love" for bayan and chamber orchestra.
Date and Time:
Because May 6th clashes with May Day celebrations in Russia, they have All Russian Day of Bayan, Accordion and Harmonica on the third Saturday in March, which in 2017 is March 18th.
Full reports with video, pictures and list of performers in English at: 2017All-Russian
Report provided by Dr Herbert Scheibenreif.

  Singapore
World Accordion Day Activity:
World Accordion Day Concert by the Accordion Singapore Ensemble (Sasha Farseev and Jiaxi Zhang)
Date and Time:
6 May, 2017, 7 pm
Name of Organiser:
Play with Mozart and Accordion Singapore Ensemble

Event Venue:
10 Square @ Orchard Central, Orchard Central, Level 10, 181 Orchard Road, Singapore 238896  

Address and Contact Phone/e-mail:
Phone: +65 98168947 Email: ks@playwithmozart.sg

Additional Concert Information:


DESCRIPTION The sound of Accordion has lost in a bustling City like Singapore. Lets's celebrate the 188th birthday of the accordion - May 6th 1829, the date the accordion was first patented, in Vienna, Austria, by Cyrillius Demien. Accordion Singapore Ensemble will present the best popular and classical accordion music.

Tickets are on sale via http://accordion.peatix.com Sasha Farseev is one of the known musicians in his home city of Saint - Petersburg. He started his music studies at the age of six when he entered the Saint - Petersburg Music School N4 (class of S. Uhno). He performed hundreds of concerts in different Russian and international concert venues.

Most notable performances were conducted in: "Saint - Petersburg Big Concert Hall, 2007", "Saint - Petersburg Capella Concert Hall, 2009, 2010", "Saint - Petersburg Philharmonic Hall, 2013", "Mosaic Festival 2014 @ Esplanade, Singapore", "Singapore National Libraries, 2014, 2015", and Singapore Art Museum, 2016. The most prominent awards are the 1st and the 2nd prize in international accordion music festivals "Baltica Harmonica, 2000, 2002" and the 3rd prize in international music festival "Peter and Paul Asamblea, 2005". During the recent years, Sasha was working with the accordionist ensemble "Primavera" that was officially introduced in 2012 (Saint - Petersburg). In 2012 he was appointed as a resident accordionist and the accordionist ensemble conductor in Saint - Petersburg Rimsky - Korsakov music school. He is the co-founder and leader of the "Accordions Singapore" accordionists community and "Accordion Singapore Ensemble".

Jiaxi Zhang is one of the young accordionists from city of Xi'an. He began his accordion journey at the age of five when he enrolled in the accordions group of the Children's Palace of his city. Soon after that he continued his accordion study in Xi'an Conservatory of Music, supervised by A. Professor Liu Yongyuan, who serves as the Executive Director of Chinese Musicians' Association - Accordions Council. Jiaxi's accordion playlist ranges from Chinese to Western, and he has vast accordion performance experience in music festivals and concerts, including Xi'an Conservatory of Music Accordion Performance, 2004, Tsing Hua University Music Camp, 2006 National University of Singapore - University Culture Center, Orchestra Performance 2009 & Jazz Music Festival, 2010, Singapore National Libraries, 2016, and Singapore Art Museum, 2016. He was the 1st prize winner of China National High School Student Art Winter Camp and the only representative from north - western China.

In recent years, Jiaxi devoted himself in cultivating Singapore local accordion culture through co-founding the Accordions Singapore community and Accordion Singapore Ensemble.


Spain
World Accordion Day Activity:
Concert by "Acordeonviv"
Date and Time:
7th May at 18:30 hours
Auditorio Municipal, San Vicente del Raspeig, Alicante, Spain.
Contact: Email: joserubiojaen@gmail.com

Sweden
World Accordion Day Activity:
You are invited to Karlssons Musik on World Accordion Day (WAD) Saturday May 6th! We will celebrate WAD 2017 with an ”open house” here at Karlssons Musik with artist performances by Hanzhi Wang (China) and Lisa Eriksson Långbacka (Sweden), instrument demonstrations and we also serve coffee and cookies.

Hanzhi Wang is truly a world artist who has won several international competitions, concerts in many countries and now for the first time in a little place called Fjärås!

Lisa Eriksson Långbacka was voted “Accordionist of the Year” in Sweden 2014 by the members of SDR – Swedish Accordionists Association. She plays very a delicate and poetical style with roots in folk music.

This year we also have a Pigini theme on WAD and we proudly announce that a representative from the Pigini factory in Italy will be here in our shop on WAD.

Visitors will also have the opportunity to visit our unique accordion museum (picture below), now with over 300 accordion instruments from all over the world, the oldest ones from around the 1850's and we will also present some nice offers on instruments, accessories, books and CD's.

Enjoy a very nice WAD Saturday May 6th for accordionists here in the west coast of Sweden!
Date and Time:
May 6, 2017, Time to be announced.
Name of Organiser:
Sven Karlsson of Karlssons Musik

Event Venue:
Karlssons Musik. Address on logo above.

Address and Contact Phone/e-mail:
E-mail: info@karlssonsmusik.se
Telefon: 0300-54 51 19

Additional Concert Information:


Karlsson Museum


Turkey
World Accordion Day Activity:
Accordion Concert
Date and Time:
6th May 2017, 19:00 hours

Event Venue:
Istanbul University, Devlet Konservaturvari. Information on poster.

Contact:
Email: alielya@gmail.com


United Kingdom
World Accordion Day Activity:
Karen Street and Karen Tweed are planning an event in Bristol, England to celebrate World Accordion Day. These two popular accordionists invite you to join them in Colston Hall Foyer, Bristol to celebrate World Accordion Day from 2pm on Saturday May 6th.

We are looking for 46 accordionists to play a wonderful array of sing-a-long favourites.

It promises to be a great free family event - come along to sing, to dance, to watch and listen to a grand celebration of this extraordinary instrument.

Accordionists keen to play need to register to participate as places are limited. The registration fee is £5. Registration link below.

Collections will be made on the day for Musicians' Benevolent Fund and Alzheimer’s Society. See you there!
Date and Time:
6th May 2017 from 2pm
Name of Organiser:
Karen Street and Karen Tweed

Event Venue:
Colston Hall, Colston Street, Bristol BS1 5AR.

Address and Contact Phone/e-mail:
Contact:
www.karentweed.com
www.karenstreet.com
The link for registrations is http://www.karentweed.com/product/world-accordion-day-registration-fee/

Additional Concert Information:
To be announced.


United State of America (USA)
World Accordion Day Activity:
World Accordion Day Concert by the UMKC Community Accordion Ensemble.
The performers are Joan C. Sommers, Betty Jo Simon, Ron Barrow, Joyce Davis, Samantha Wagner, and Cathy Weiss.
Date and Time:
May 6, 2017, 8 pm.
Name of Organiser:
Prof. Joan C. Sommers

Event Venue:
The concert is a special presentation at the Benedictine Monastery: 
Conception Abbey Basilica in Conception, MO. Street address on poster.

Contact Phone/e-mail:  
Joan C. Sommers 1­913­722­5625 Joansommers@kc.rr.com
 
World Accordion Day Activity:
World Accordion Day In conjunction with Dr. Willard A. Palmer and our Fifth Annual celebration of this great American educator and artist. May 6-7, 2017 - At AWAM’s Strahl Concert Hall - All day Stas Venglevski, Conductor Accordion Band and Orchestra Participants:
Michael Bridge (Concert, Workshop)
Kevin Friedrich
Dee Langley (Concert, Three Workshops)
John Scaffeo,
Carolyn Carver,
Tracey Gibbens
Date and Time:
May 6, 2017, Times to be announced.
Name of Organiser:
A World of Accordions Museum in Superior, WI is the world's largest accordion museum.

Event Venue:
A World of Accordions Museum

Address and Contact Phone/e-mail:
http://www.worldofaccordions.org
1401 Belknap Superior, WI 54880. E-mail: accordion@sprynet.com (e-mails usually checked weekly) Phone: (715) 395-ARTS (2787).

Additional Concert Information:

 

World Accordion Day Activity:
World Accordion Round­Up, Austin Texas by Debra Peters & The Love Saints Band.

Join Texas accordionist Debra Peters and
her band (picture below) as they celebrate World Accordion Day.

Date and Time:
May 30th, 2017 6­8 pm.

Event Venue:
Broken Spoke, 3201 S. Lamar Blvd Austin, TX 78704. 

Address and Contact Phone/e-mail:
Phone: 512­442­6189
 
World Accordion Day Activity:
World Accordion Day Concerts by “Annie Gong & Her Magic Orchestra”.

Annie Gong is a highly accomplished digital accordionist & professional entertainer who has a very busy schedule playing on several Cruise lines as a headline Artist. Originally from China, now based in New Zealand and performing worldwide.

Annie plays a Roland digital accordion and her unique 2 by 45 minute shows & performance, receive many standing ovations & lots of great audience feedback.

“Annie Gong & Her Magic Orchestra” includes music from classical, romantic, movie, pop and rock music.
Date and Time:
As on the poster below.
For further information:
www.annieaccordiion.com

 

World Accordion Day Activity:
2017 Rancho Alegre Conjunto Festival will be held Friday May 5th and Sunday May 7th
at the world-famous Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater; at 8th and Red River in the heart of
downtown Austin. The event is FREE and Family-Friendly!
Date and Time:
May 5th to 7th, 2017,
Name of Organiser:
Rancho Alegre Radio

Event Venue:
Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater
801 Red River St Austin TX 78701.

Address and Contact Phone/e-mail:
http://www.ranchoalegreradio.org/festival

Additional Concert Information:
The Rancho Alegre Conjunto Festival is BACK! 

This year, we will be at the legendary Stubb's Waller Creek Amphitheater on May 5th and 7th! 
The Rancho Alegre Conjunto Festival burst on to the Austin music scene in 2012 with a fresh take on Conjuno, which is a traditional, accordion­driven Texas music form. Presented by Austin  non­profit organization Rancho Alegre Radio, the festival hit the ground running with a lineup  full of legendary, veteran and up­and­coming groups from all over Texas, much to the delight of music­loving fans who couldn t get enough of the bright accordion melodies  and irresistible beat.

In just three short years, the festival brought over 40 different groups,  many of whom had never played in Austin, to the  Live Music Capital of the World.  In 2017,  the Rancho Alegre Conjunto Festival has returned! And has found a new home at the  world­famous iconic music venue, Stubb's Waller Creek Amphitheater! Join us at Stubb's  over Cinco de Mayo weekend for two days and two stages full of accordions, bajo sextos,  dancing, and down­home, traditional Texas music. 

And it's FREE and family

 
World Accordion Day Activity:
World Accordion Day Concert by Mangelly Georgia Accordionaires directed by Christine Mangelly featuring Mom's favorites for Mother's Day.
Date and Time:
May 14th, 2017 at 1:30 pm

Event Venue:
Augusta Museum of History 560 Reynolds St, Augusta, GA 30901.

Address and Contact Phone/e-mail:
Phone: 706­736­6775

 
World Accordion Day Activity:
Crawfish Boil with Dan "Daddy Squeeze" Newton at Bistro LaRoux. Dan will be appearing with his band the Rockin' Pinecones, playing Louisiana­styles including Blues, Cajun, Zydeco and Swamp Pop!
Date and Time:
May 6th, 2017 from 2pm to 5 pm

Event Venue:
Bistro LaRoux, 9372 Lexington Ave NE, Circle Pines, MN 55014 

Address and Contact Phone/e-mail:
Phone: 763­717­8288

 
Confédération Internationale des Accordéonistes (CIA) - General Secretary

Kimmo Mattila - Kyrösselänkatu 3, FIN-39500 Ikaalinen, FINLAND
Phone: +358 3 4400221, Fax +358 3 4589071 E-mail: secretariat_cia@harmonikkaliitto.net

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