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Weekly News from Around the World - 01-Oct-2021
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Daily Reports, Pictures and Competition Results, PIF Castelfidardo - Italy
Stas Venglevski Features in Jefferson Symphony Orchestra Season Premiere - USA
Guardia Nueva 20th Jubilee October Celebration Concert, Kokkola - Finland
Mario Stefano Pietrodarchi Concert, Dnipro – Italy/Ukraine
Results: XIX International Competition & Festival "Vivat, Bayan!", Samara – Russia

Reports for Concerts, Masterclasses, Competitions, Festivals, etc.

26th Le Grand Soufflet Festival – France
Accordionists Perform at 2021 Ryder Cup Golf Tournament Function – USA
Fofa Nobre Appears on TV - Brazil
Stockport Accordion Club's Broken Cross Concert, Cheshire – UK
Children’s Orchestra Performs at Benefit Concert – Germany
Video: Rose City Accordion Camp Concert, Oregon - USA

Future events

“Mr Accordion Man” Entertains at Napoli Mercato, Perth - Australia
Friends Classical Music Almere – Music Day and Anniversary Concert – Netherlands
Marc Pircher Entertains at Young Farmers Oktoberfest – Austria
A World of Accordions Museum Oktoberfest - USA
Accordion Orchestra Jheronimus “From Piazzolla to Bach!” Concert - Netherlands
Honky Tonk Jump Perform Texas Swing Entertainment – USA
Zoe Tiganouria Performs at Ionian Cultural Festival – Greece
Good Habits Homecoming Tour 2021, England – UK
Sharon Shannon Performs in Series of Shows - Ireland

Childrens Corner

Video: Los Luzeros De Rioverde - USA

New and Updated Sites

Franck Angelis Site Updated MusicForAccordion.com - Internet
Updated Site: CNIMA Accordion Workshop for Adults - France

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Daily Reports, Pictures and Competition Results, PIF Castelfidardo - Italy

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Daily Reports, pictures, results, jury, concerts and information online at: 2021Castelfidardo about the PIF Castelfidardo 46th edition which runs from the 27th September to 2nd October.

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Stas Venglevski Features in Jefferson Symphony Orchestra Season Premiere - USA

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Stas VenglevskiDr William MorseThe Jefferson Symphony Orchestra (pictured below), under the direction of Dr. William Morse (picture right), is thrilled to announce that their first concert of the season will feature Stas Venglevski (picture left).

The concert will take place on October 17th, 2021 at 3pm at the Green Center, Colorado School of Mines, in Golden, CO. where the entire season will be presented.

Stas Venglevski, accordionist, musician, arranger, entertainer and teacher will perform “Concerto No. 2 for Accordion” by Galla-Rini.

For details email: info@jeffsymphony.org
Jefferson Symphony Orchestra

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Guardia Nueva 20th Jubilee October Celebration Concert, Kokkola - Finland

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Video: First concert in the 20th anniversary series which was held on September 18th, 2021 at the Konservatorio in Finland and featured the music of Piazzolla.

The second Guardia Nueva concert in the 5 concert series will be held on October 8th at 3pm for elderly and those in service homes. This concert is sold out.

The concert, entitled "Together forward Kokkola-Sali" will include soloists Maria Autio and Jiri Tammilehto.

The orchestra directed by Raimo Vertainen, celebrates its 20th Diamond Jubilee anniversary by making five different concerts that showcase the multidimensionality of the orchestra, the main concert being on February 19th, 2022.

Full details of the Guardia Nueva 20th Anniversary Concerts at: 2021DiamondJubilee
Guardia Nueva

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Mario Stefano Pietrodarchi Concert, Dnipro – Italy/Ukraine

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Video: Mario Stefano Pietrodarchi performing movie soundtracks by Nino Rota with the Georgian Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Nikoloz Rachveli.

Italian bandoneonist, Mario Stefano Pietrodarchi will perform a concert with the “Leaders String Quintet” in the Great Hall of Dnepropetrovsk Philharmonic in Dnipro, Dnipropetrovsk Oblast, Ukraine on October 3rd, 2021 at 7pm.

The concert entitled “La Nuova Dolce Vita” is a dedication to the great Italian cinema melodies of Nino Rota, Ennio Morricone, Luis Bakalov and Nicola Piova.

The event is organised with the support of the Biosphere Corporation and Charisma Fashion Group.

See poster for details.

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Results: XIX International Competition & Festival "Vivat, Bayan!", Samara – Russia

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Sergey VoitenkoVivat trophiesPicture top - competition winners.

The XIX International Competition & Festival "Vivat, Bayan!" was held in Samara from September 21st to 25th, 2021.

The event incorporated the 2nd Interregional Selection of the XVIII International Competition Sergey Voitenko (picture above left), Deputy of the Samara Provincial Duma and Artistic Director of the competition.

The jury included Friedrich Lips (Chairman of Jury), Evgeniy Afanasyev, Boris Aron, A. Bolshakov, Aleksandr Gataullin, Vladimir Grachev, Sergey Kotkov, Aleksey Maslov, Mark Mayer, Kats Alla Mikhailovna, Vladimir Orlov, Ivan Ovchinnikov, Khmeleva Mariya Petrovna, Yuri Solaev, Andrey Statsenko, Pyotr Tkachenko, Alexander Selivanov, Pavel Ukhanov, Lyudmila Varavina, Sergey Voitenko and Alexander Yurov.

Results:

Junior Variety 1: 1st - Artur Sarvartdinov
Junior Variety 2: 1st - Ivan Kapranov
Senior Classic: 1st - Dmitry Pakhomov
Senior Variety: 1st - Stefan Spasich
Harmony Junior: 1st - Daniil Yudin
Harmony Senior: 1st - Anton Trufanov
Ensembles Variety Junior group: 1st - Bayan duet "Yoldyzchyklar" (Popova Anastasia Olegovna, Khabirova Elina Farusovna)
Ensembles Classics Senior group: 1st - Duet "Fusion" (Savina Ilona Alexandrovna, Ukrainian Nikita Igorevich)
Bayan Mix Junior group: 1st - Duet "Kalinka" Mikhail Khlebnov and Alina Khlebnova
Bayan Mix Senior group: 1st - Shalimov Sergey Yurievich Saratov region, Saratov

Download full result list here: 2021VivatResults.pdf

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26th Le Grand Soufflet Festival – France

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Adrien SéguyThe 26th Le Grand Soufflet Festival will be held in Rennes, France from October 6th to 16th, 2021. The event will include concerts, exhibitions, meetings, conferences, masterclasses and shows.

Performers include “The Schinear Project” (which features accordionist Denis Spriet – picture below) who will perform on October 7th, 8th and 9th plus a special presentation entitled “Trip to Accordionistan” by accordionist Adrien Séguy (picture left) on October 8th and 16th.

Adrien will show a travel diary in pictures and music on his trip recording many musicians and collecting their stories, accompanied by his accordion. From Turkey to Central Asia, via the Caucasus and Iran, this trip took him to China, for the final stage of his project: to find the Chinese Sheng.

For details phone: +33 2 99 41 33 71
The Schinear Project

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Accordionists Perform at 2021 Ryder Cup Golf Tournament Function – USA

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Ryder cup logoDan Fedoryka accordionVideo: Skerryvore performing “Together Again”

Accordionists entertained at the 2021 Ryder Cup Golf Tournament Kohler Golf Party held at Whistling Straits in Kohler, Wisconsin, USA on September 25th.

The 43rd Ryder Cup Golf Tournament was postponed from 2020 due to Covid-19 and rescheduled in September this year. Two teams, one each from Europe and the USA competed for the cup, which was won by the USA team.

The event included free entertainment from a variety of musicians including USA group “Scythian” (accordionist Dan Fedoryka – picture right and below) and “Skerryvore” (which includes brothers Daniel on accordion and Martin Gillespie on pipes, whistles and accordion – picture above), who represented Scotland.

Ryder Cup organisers expected to host 40,000 to 45,000 spectators on site per day, plus the event was televised to millions of people around the world.
Scythian - Dan Fedoryka accordion

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Fofa Nobre Appears on TV - Brazil

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Video: Recording of the television show which featured an interview and performances by Fofa Nobre.

Fofa Nobre appeared on the Brazilian television show “De Campo e Alma” presented by Fabio De Oliveira on September 25th.

Fofa played some solo pieces then performed with Grupo Acords (see video of the show above).

Fofa Nobre has won a variety of contests including Tri Champion Do Enart (Gaulla Ponto 8 Baixos category), and Tri Champion Na More (8 Baixos). She has also twice represented the state of Rio Grande do Sul at the Rio de Janeiro International Meeting of Accordion, as well as participating in other events in different states.

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Stockport Accordion Club's Broken Cross Concert, Cheshire – UK

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Rob & JohnJohn JonesOn Sunday afternoon September 26th the members of Stockport Accordion Club (picture top) performed their annual charity concert in aid of the East Cheshire Hospice at the Broken Cross Club in Macclesfield, Cheshire. The first concert was in 2000. As last year’s concert was cancelled due to the pandemic, the 2021 concert was the 20th event, for which a special souvenir programme was produced.

The concert was well attended and went very well indeed, despite us losing star soloists Pearl Fawcett-Adriano and Walter Perrie beforehand through health concerns. There was a large audience, and the hastily re-arranged programme saw the Stockport Accordion Band, Accordion Spice, John Jones, Helen Rich, and John Jones & Rob Howard (picture above left) putting together an entertaining show that went down well with all present.

The Band’s pieces were Colonel Bogey, Amapola, Vienna City of my Dreams, Lichtensteiner Polka (MD Adrienne Sharpe), Aces High, If you love me, Moonlight Serenade, Bonanza (MD Brennan Wilson), and Black Forest Polka, Alexander's Ragtime Band, Metsakkukia, These Foolish Things, My Way (MD Marj Howard). John Jones (picture above right) played a set of Abba songs, and Accordion Spice's pieces were The Thunderer (Sousa), Little Swiss Polka, As Time Goes By, Harmonika Mit Gruss, and Phantom of the Opera. Accordion Spice featured Helen Rich, Chris Green, and Adrienne Sharpe (picture below).

Helen Rich performed solo pieces Fragrant Flowers (Pietro Frosini), Danza Orientale, Indifference (Tony Murena/Joseph Colombo), Besame Mucho, Magic Fingers (Charles Camilleri), Mariouska, Waltz for Kylin, and Golden Slippers (Frosini). Helen was on top form, and gave highly impressive performances. By way of contrast, John & Rob Howard followed by performing a set of music from the 1960s with Summer Holiday, All I Have To Do Is Dream, Delilah, It's Now Or Never, and You'll Never Walk Alone.

All proceeds go to the East Cheshire Hospice, and £950 was raised. Karen Johnston, CEO of the East Cheshire Hospice, gave a vote of thanks to John Jones MBE and all the other performers. All in all, it was an excellent afternoon of varied accordion music, and a win-win for everybody concerned.

The concert was recorded, and a CD is expected to be issued in aid of the East Cheshire Hospice.

For further information email: robaccord5@hotmail.com
Accordion Spice

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Children’s Orchestra Performs at Benefit Concert – Germany

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The children’s orchestra of the Akkordeon-Spielkreis Niederkassel (photo above by Helena Demirtzoglou/Anita Brandtstäter) performed a benefit concert at the Evangelische Kirchengemeinde Wesseling in Bonn, Germany this week. The event was organised by the Bonn Musikschule Emotio.

The orchestra, directed by Elena Taran performed a program of music by Alexander Jekic - "Zwergenkonzert" (Dwarf Concert) which included an opening fanfare, a happy dance and a chorale ending.

Accordion soloists also entertained with works by Vivaldi and Russian film music.

All concert proceeds were donated to Helfen Helfen e.V. for the support of flood victims in Erftstadt, Euskirchen and Ahr.

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Video: Rose City Accordion Camp Concert, Oregon - USA

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Rose City Accordion Club logoVideo: Performance on September 2nd, 2021 by accordionists at the Rose City Accordion Camp held at the Collins Retreat Center in Eagle Creek, Oregon, USA.

Performers are Gail Campanella, Toby Hanson, Courtney Von Drehle and Gabe Hall- Rodrigues.

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“Mr Accordion Man” Entertains at Napoli Mercato, Perth - Australia

Napoli logoMr Accordion Man“Mr Accordion Man” (Frank Miranda – picture right) will entertain at Napoli Mercato in Perth, Western Australia on October 2nd, 2021, from 11am to 2pm.

The event promises a day of food tasting (by the store chef), cafe, live music, dancing & more.

For details phone: +61 8 9398 3622

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Friends Classical Music Almere – Music Day and Anniversary Concert – Netherlands

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Saturday October 9th, 2021 is a special festive Music Day and Anniversary celebration of the Friends of Classical Music Almere Foundation. The event features classical music for young and old with masterclasses and concerts in Almere Haven, Netherlands beginning at 10am.

As the Friends of Classical Music Foundation celebrated their 15th anniversary last year, this year’s music program comprises of “request musicians and pieces”.

Their program will include the Matangi Quartet & accordionist Carel Kraayenhof giving a mini concert and masterclass at 3.30pm (especially for young people), with music by Piazzolla.

The day’s events will end with a Jubilee concert at 8pm entitled “Beethoven vs Piazzolla” by the Matangi Quartet & Carel Kraayenhof, presented by Hans van den Boom.

Admission is free of charge for students under 18 years of age.

For details email: info@goederedeconcerten.nl

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Marc Pircher Entertains at Young Farmers Oktoberfest – Austria

Marc PircherAccordionist Marc Pircher will entertain at the Young Farmers Oktoberfest which will be held at the Sautens Cultural Hall in Tyrol, Austria on October 9th, 2021.

Marc began live performances again in July this year and released his newest album "Die Herzen zum Himmel".

Due to the current Covid-19 situation, the general distance & hygiene rules as well as other precautions must be observed at this event.

For details email: info@marcpircher.at

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A World of Accordions Museum Oktoberfest - USA

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Florian ChmielewskiPaul VargasonA World of Accordions Museum will celebrate this month with an “Oktoberfest with Music” in Superior, Wisconsin on October 10th, 2021 from 4pm to 7pm.

Performers include former Senator, Florian Chmielewski (picture above left), Cheryl Husby’s Ukulele Band, Accordion Concertina Music Studio Band (picture below) and Paul Vargason (picture above right) who will entertain on Lorren Lindevig’s PanCordion, Ronny Setniker’s Half-Chromatic, Helmi-designed Slovenian Button Diatonic, and maybe more!

Admission is free of charge. For details email: aworldofaccordions@gmail.com
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Accordion Orchestra Jheronimus “From Piazzolla to Bach!” Concert - Netherlands

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The Accordion Orchestra Jheronimus, directed by Jorind Josemans, will perform a concert entitled “From Piazzolla to Bach!” at the Grote Kerk Protestant Church in Den Bosch, 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands on October 10th, 2021 at 2.30pm.

Special guest accordionist Luca Pignata (Italy) will present pieces from his CD “Baroque Accordion”.

The afternoon program will feature music by Richard Galliano, Astor Piazzolla and Nino Rota (Jheronimus) as well as Baroque works by Johann Sebastian Bach and Domenico Scarlatti (Luca Pignata).

See poster for details.

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Honky Tonk Jump Perform Texas Swing Entertainment – USA

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Honky Tonk Jump will entertain with Texas Swing Music at the newly-opened, fully-tented outdoor venue, “Belvedere at Crooners” in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA on October 10th, 2021 at 4pm.

The group, which includes accordionist Dan Newton, will play music in the “tradition of Bob Wills, Milton Brown, Ernest Tubb and Spade Cooley with a sprinkling of Hank Williams and other early honky-tonk legends.”

For details email: honkytonkjump@gmail.com

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Zoe Tiganouria Performs at Ionian Cultural Festival – Greece

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Accordionist Zoe Tiganouria will perform a concert entitled “200 Years” at the “Ionikes Giortes” in Nea Smyni, Athens, Greece on October 11th, 2021 at 9pm.

The concert is part of the Ionian Cultural Festival which began on August 26th presented by the Cultural & Sports Organization of the Municipality of Nea Smyrni. The event includes 42 nights of culture, with theatrical performances, concerts and musical tributes.

The event is held to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the Greek Revolution (since 1821).
Entrance to this concert is free of charge. For details email: info@zoe-music.net

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Good Habits Homecoming Tour 2021, England – UK

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The "Good Habits" duo have spent 2020 and most of 2021 performing popular concerts in New Zealand due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

However, this month they will return to England to present their Homecoming Tour 2021, beginning on October 21st at the Manchester Folk Festival in Manchester.

The duo, which features accordionist Pete Shaw and singer-cellist Bonnie Schwarz, “create folk-ish musical tales, with captivating lyrics married with their unique brand of brisk instrumental virtuosity.”

For concert details email: hello@goodhabitsband.com

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Sharon Shannon Performs in Series of Shows - Ireland

Sharon ShannonO Riadas Bar & RestaurantThe Sharon Shannon band will perform at O Riadas Bar & Restaurant in Maglass Ballymacelligott Co. Kerry, Ireland (picture right) on October 30th, 2021. This concert is one of a series of shows at the restaurant this year and will include guest vocalist Frances Black.

At their September concert, the group was joined by vocalists Michelle Lally Music and Seamus Begley for an impromptu performance of a few songs and lots of fun.

For details email: mjones.oriadas@gmail.com

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Video: Los Luzeros De Rioverde - USA

Video: Los Luzeros De Rioverde, family group from Texas, USA playing and singing "40 Cartas" by Noel Torres.

The popular group have released three albums and travel the country, playing Norteño music.

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Franck Angelis Site Updated MusicForAccordion.com - Internet

Franck AngelisFranck Angelis site has had information about his composition Beijing 2011 updated with:
New video of the Coupe Mondiale in Canada, where selected composers were invited to have their 'Original Solo Work' (composed in 2012/2013), to be performed at the Coupe Mondiale for the first time, by the artist of their choice.

Tian Jianan performed the work and the work won the Best Original Solo Work Award at the 2013 Coupe Mondiale. Video online at: ang567 along with samples of the sheet music.
and video of Franck Angelis at a seminar in China explaining each movement of Beijing 2011 in detail with Tian Jianan performing.

ang568 Spleen has video of Anna Kryshtaleva performing the premiere concert.

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Updated Site: CNIMA Accordion Workshop for Adults - France

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Nathalie BoucheixThe CNIMA directed by Nathalie Boucheix (picture left) will hold an accordion workshop for adults from October 25th to 29th, 2021.

The workshop will cover the same content as regular workshops including holding the instrument, balance of the bellows, various playing “touches”, musicality etc., but is more suited to the specific problems adults can encounter.

For further details email: cnima@orange.fr
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