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08-Nov-2019

New releases by Dr William Schimmel - USA

Tango Scene from the movie "Scent of a Women" featuring William Schimmel performing:
William SchimmelDr William Schimmel has recently released a new CD “DragonFly on Fence”, new Digital albums - What’s Tango about the Classics 1 - 2 – 3 as well as a new video “Le Chat Noir” with Micki Goodman and two new books: Milking your Accordion and Accordion Mixology.

Bill Schimmel is a leading accordionist, composer and academic, based in New York, where he organizes the annual ‘Master Class and Concert Series (The Seminars)’ sponsored by the American Accordionists' Association (AAA).

He received a Merit Award from the AAA for his contributions spanning fifty years plus the "Accordionist of the Year" Award in 1988. He has performed with many major symphony orchestras in the US, many chamber groups, as well as with rock, jazz, and avant-garde groups.

As a Juilliard trained musician, he is frequently asked to play with the Philharmonic and other orchestras around the country. He also performs in the pit orchestras on Broadway, his most recent performance being the accordionist for the award winning production of “An American in Paris." Over the years Bill’s music has been included in television shows and films. His best known appearance is in the tango scene of "Scent of a Woman" starring Al Pacino. (See video above)

Upcoming performances and projects in 2019 and 2020:
December 1st, 2019: National Gallery - Klezmer with Alicia Svigals - Washington D.C.
December 8th, 2019: Concert with Cristina Fontanelli - Carnegie Hall
December 14th, 2019: Klezmer with Alicia Svigals - Providence, Rhode Island
December 27th 2019 to January 22nd 2020: Wozzeck - Metropolitan Opera
January 12th, 2020: Premiere of Dr. Schimmel’s Variations on a Waltz by Pee Wee King
North South Consonance Orchestra - at Christ and St Stephen’s Church, NY
January 12th 2020: Premiere of Dr. Schimmel’s MaterialSpirtualWorld - Kosavi World Salon
February 22nd 2020: Premiere of Tipsy Steps by Noriko Koide - Music from Japan Festival
February 27th, 28th & 29th 2020: Jorg Widmann - Babylon Suite - New York Philharmonic - Lincoln Center

New Video - Le Chat Noir - Dr. Schimmel and Micki Goodman - You Tube

New Digital Albums - What’s Tango about the Classics 1 - 2 - 3 - Available at Amazon and CD Baby

New Books: Milking your Accordion
Accordion Mixology - (The essential Dr. Schimmel)

New CD - DragonFly on Fence - new works by Peter Jarvis, percussion and Dr. Schimmel Composers Concordance/Naxos Records

Blues, Hues and Views - William Schimmel/Elliott Sharp - Cavity Search Records

For further information email: accordionbill@gmail.com
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