June 2nd 2011 would have been the 90th birthday of Eugene Ettore. In honor of his birthday, I have updated the website with photos of his many distinguished awards and honors which he received over the years. All of these prestigious awards are on a wall in his home in Livingston, NJ . where his daughter, Carol, and family still live. Carol kindly loaned me these awards, and in scanned form are now included here for you to see.
This Eugene Ettore website will be continuously updated. If you have any letters or original manuscript scores by Eugene Ettore, I would greatly appreciate knowing about them. Please contact me at: Ritabelll@aol.com.
Additionally, I will include on this website recollections and remembrances by accordionists who knew Eugene Ettore. If you have programs or news articles which you do not see on this website, I would appreciate your sending a copy to me at Email: Ritabelll@aol.com
Eugene Ettore is a very important and valuable part of the development of the accordion. It is hoped that all - especially the younger generation of upcoming accordion artists - learn about him and include his music in their repertoire.
Future plans for the website include mp3 examples of his compositions as recorded by Rita Davidson. Additional plans include the availability of his music at www.musicforaccordions.com