Accordions Worldwide
AWW logo
Other Languages
Deutsch Franšais Italiano Espa˝ol Chinese Russian
  17 June 2005 This weeks news | Past News  | Send news
Fisitalia black
Accordion Jass Chord
 

Friedrich Lips Performs ‘Seven Words’, Dornach – Switzerland
Owen Murray in World Premiere, Aldeburgh Festival – UK
Alexander Korbakov’s New DVD, Lake District – UK
Guinness World Record Attempt, Kimberley - Canada
Jacky Delance Compositions Now Available, Paris – France


Accordion Jass Chord
  Rosemary Wright Concert, Stockport – UK
 

North Sea Jazz Festival, The Hague – Netherlands
‘Squeezebox from Hell’ – Canada
International Accordion Band Festival, Koszalin – Poland
Free Day at Accordion Museum, Stradella – Italy

 



Friedrich Lips Performs ‘Seven Words’, Dornach – Switzerland
Contributed by Herbert Scheibenreif of Friedrich Lips Productions

Friedrich Lips, together with cellist Vladimir Tonkha, will perform ‘Seven Words’, by Sofia Gubaidulina, in a performance of Eurythmie on the Goetheanum stage in Dornach, Switzerland. The performance is scheduled under the title of ‘Seven words’, and consists, besides Gubaidulina's work, also of Heinrich Schütz' work of the same name.

Mikhail Kokhlov will conduct the orchestra of the ‘Gnessin Virtuosi’, the production is directed by Elsemarie ten for Brink and Carina Schmid. The premiere will take place on July 26th, a second performance on July 31st. From September 23rd to October 2nd a tour will follow with performances in The Hague (Netherlands), Witten, Mannheim, Kassel, Saarbruecken (Germany), and once again in Dornach.
 

Fisitalia blue

Owen Murray in World Premiere, Aldeburgh Festival – UK
Contributed by Rob Howard

On June 18th, at 11am, Owen Murray performs ‘Quintet for string quartet and accordion ‘On the Shores of the Cosmic Ocean’’, by Poul Ruders, as part of a quintet. The work is part of a program of Danish music, featuring the Kroger String Quartet, from Denmark, in a concert at the Jubilee Hall, Aldeburgh, Suffolk.

For booking, email boxoffice@aldeburgh.co.uk
 
Zubitsky


Alexander Korbakov’s New DVD, Lake District – UK
Contributed by Rob Howard

Russian accordionist Alexander Korbakov, from St Petersburg, has released a new DVD, titled ‘Prelude’, filmed in Kendall Parish Church in the picturesque English Lake District. Sound and picture quality are excellent, and all performances are unaccompanied.

The pieces performed are: Luci e Ombre (Pizzigoni), Prelude and Fugue (JS Bach), Rondo A La Turka (Mozart), Valse Op.64 no 2 (Chopin), Trisch-trasch Polka (Strauss), Ave Maria (Cacchini), Winter (Vivaldi), Sabre Dance (Khachaturian), Spring Dance (Diniku-Shalaev), The Steppe is all Around (V. Belov), Saratov Stradania (traditional), Letka-enka (Lahtinen), Fiddle-faddle (Leroy Anderson) and Kalinka (traditional).

For further information email jean@shearmans.plus.com
   


Guinness World Record Attempt, Kimberley - Canada
Contributed by Rob Howard


The Kimberley International Old Time Accordion Convention takes place in Canada from the   4th to 9th July. There is an extensive list of guest artistes, including Bernadette Conlon (Australia), Gary Blair (Scotland), Igor Zavadsky (Russia), The Gypsy Wranglers (USA) plus, from Canada, The Bills, The Gordonairs, The Softones, The Brabec Brothers, and Sylvia and the Fjordsong Band.

One feature of this festival will be an attempt at beating a world record. On July 7th, at 4pm, the Guinness World Record attempt for the most accordions playing at the same time, will take place at the Civic Centre. The existing record is 566 accordions playing for 22 minutes, set during the International Folklore Festival in Diepenheim, Holland, on June 1st 2000.
 
 

Charnwood

Jacky Delance Compositions Now Available, Paris – France
Contributed by Rob Howard

French pianist, composer and arranger Jacky Delance has written many compositions and arrangements, several of which are suitable for accordion and cover a wide range of instrumental and vocal styles. These, and the compositions of others, are now available free of charge.

Jacky Delance has worked with accordionists for many years, and is especially well-known for his CD recording ‘Le Duo’ with Eric Bouvelle

For further information email jacky.delance@wanadoo.fr
 
Fisitalia blue


Rosemary Wright Concert, Stockport – UK
Contributed by Rob Howard

Stockport Accordion Club’s May Club Night concert featured Rosemary Wright as guest artiste. Rosemary was on top form, performing a program of classical transcriptions and accordion favourites. Her first half program included ‘Prologue from ‘I Pagliacci’’, ‘Ballade in C Minor’, ‘Ritual Fire Dance’, ‘Meditation from Thais’, Chopin’s ‘Grand Valse Brilliante’, ‘Festa Rusticana’ (Gerald Crossman), ‘Serenade from ‘Les Millions D’Arlequin’’, and ‘The Barber of Seville Overture’ (Rossini).

In the second half, Rosemary played ‘Accordion Theme’, ‘Ballade Pour Adeline’, ‘Globetrotting’, ‘Fungii Mama’, ‘Divertimento For Accordion’ (Gorni Kramer), ‘Gabriel’s Oboe from ‘The Mission’’, ‘Spanish Gypsy Dance’ and Monti’s ‘Czardas’. The audience enjoyed a dazzling display of artistry. For an encore, Rosemary played the 1930s swing classic ‘Sing, Sing, Sing’ in suitably swinging style.

Support players were a trio of Rob Howard, John Jones and Johnny Coleclough, Rocky Howard and Derek Hulme, Pete Fitzpatrick, Ray Peacock, Anne Parker, Chris Green and Derek Pritchard, Eddie Iddon, Derek Corlett, and Peter Whiteley and Adrienne Sharpe. Accordion professionals Pearl Fawcett and Gordon Glenn were in the audience, enjoying what had been a tremendous concert.
 
Ángel Luis Castaño


North Sea Jazz Festival, The Hague – Netherlands
Contributed by Rob Howard

The bendy-bus is very cleverly made into a moving advertisement for the North Sea Jazz Festival. Really nice art work and the bellows of the bus move like the accordion bellows as it goes around corners and up and down hills. A tremendous promotional idea for accordion events being held in any city that has bendy-buses.

The North Sea Jazz Festival takes place in The Hague from July 8th to 10th. French accordionist Richard Galliano will perform with his trio, and also with singer Cristino Branco. Also appearing are the Bucovina Orkester, featuring Lothar Lesser on accordion, and the AnourBrahem Trio, featuring accordionist Jean Louis Matinier.

For further information email info@northseajazz.com
 
picchio


‘Squeezebox from Hell’ – Canada
Contributed by Rob Howard

Canadian accordionist and self-professed ‘rebel’, Len Wallace, has produced his occasional Internet newsletter ‘Squeezebox from Hell’. The newsletter tells about the career, current activities, concert diary dates and philosophical ideas of Len Wallace.

To subscribe to ‘Squeezebox from Hell’ email lwallace@mnsi.net

 

Nicemelody


International Accordion Band Festival, Koszalin – Poland
Contributed by Harley Jones

The 5th International Accordion Band Festival takes place from September 22nd to 25th in Koszalin, organized by the Local Centre of Culture and the accordion band, AKORD. The festival includes competitions and concerts, and previous events have been very well attended. The organizer is Artur Zajkowski.

The aims of the festival include presenting the accordion as a band instrument, and the popularizing of accordion band music. Entries are limited to bands of up to 15 members, due to accommodation limitations. The closing date for entries is June 30th.

For further information email fzma@poczta.onet.pl
 

Excelser


 Free Day at Accordion Museum, Stradella – Italy
Contributed by Holda Paoletti-Kampl

On June 25th, from 8.30am to 11.30pm, there is free admission to the accordion museum in the town of Stradella, with a concert by the Mandolin Brothers at 9pm.

Mariano Dallapé designed the stradella bass system, in the town of Stradella in 1876, and as such can be regarded as one the most important figures worldwide in the development of the accordion. The museum contains Dallapé’s first stradella bass accordion from 1876, together with a wide range of accordions through the ages.
 

Fisitalia black
Lips



A new CD Review of Jörgen Sundeqvist (accordion) and Håkan Dahlén (organ). Review by Joan Cochran Sommers
 

Dark Red Rose


Bugari Armando - Finland/suoni contact details have been updated.
 
Walshe

Website update with new concert schedule for French accordionist Pascal Contet.
 
Las Vegas

 Spanish Accordionist and Alexander Technique teacher Anne Landa has an updated website
 
Accordion Jass Chord

 Sebastiano Cali - accordionist, composer, piano tuner, harpsichord and other early instruments maker, releases another 6 new works for accordion available for purchase online. 'Valse in Db Op. 64 No.1' (Classical), 'Valse Op. 64 No.3' (Classical), 'Valse Op.69 No. 1' (Classical), 'Valse Op. 69 No. 2' (Classical), 'Sabor A Mi' (American South-Latin), 'Grande Valse Brillante Op.18 No.1' (Chopin). The music is in eSheet format, able to be emailed to your computer. Purchase with credit card.
 
Charnwood

James O' Brien - composer, arranger and performer, releases another 6 new works for accordion available for purchase online. 'Waltz' (traditional), 'Yankee Doodle' (traditional), 'A La Nanita Nana' (traditional), 'A Thousand Miles Away' (traditional), 'Battle of Loudon' (traditional), 'Bella Bimba' (traditional). Samples of this music are available on the site. The music is in eSheet format, able to be emailed to your computer. Purchase with credit card.
 
Zubitsky

 Vassily Glubochenko - composer, arranger, performer and scientist, releases 1 new work titled 'Tango' composed by Glubochenko, available for purchase online. A sample of this music is available on the site. The music is in eSheet format, able to be emailed to your computer. Purchase with credit card.
 
Fisitalia blue

Home | Client Index | News Center | Yellow Pages
Services | General Info | Publications | Accordion Info