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09-Jul-2010

California to Host ATG 70th Anniversary Celebration, Santa Clara – USA

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Alexander Sevastian (Canada), Lionel Reekie (New Zealand)The Accordionists & Teachers Guild, International (ATG) organizes the California Convention 2010 ATG Competition and Festival, July 21st to 25th. The venue is the Santa Clara Hilton, 4949 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara (San Francisco Bay Area), California, United States 95054.

This year’s event is a '70th Anniversary Celebration', and incorporates the 'Anthony Galla-Rini International Competition for Classical Accordion'.

Guests this year include Alexander Sevastian (Canada - left top), Cory Pesaturo (USA) Lionel Reekie (New Zealand - left lower) and Dr. Herbert Scheibenreif (Austria). Top artists and clinicians from across America join visitors from around the world for concerts, banquets, workshops and competitions for this five day accordion extravaganza.

Additional performers and presenters include Mary Tokarski, William Cosby, Stas Venglevski, Betty Jo Simon, Dee Langley, Amy Jo Sawyer, Accordion Chamber Ensemble (MD Joe Smiell Jr), Peter Di Bono Trio, The Great Morgani, Gordon Kohl, AbsolutAccord, Bernard Metais, Joan Grauman, Karen Malan-Uribe, Liz Finch, Steve Albini, the Galla-Rini Festival Orchestra conducted by Esther Lanting (open to everyone!), plus a very special Executive Festival Orchestra comprised of the ATG Board of Directors and selected guests under the direction of Joan Sommers.

Special events include a spectacular outdoor performance by Cory Pesaturo and Galla-Rini Festival Orchestra in California's Great America Amusement Park on Saturday July 24th, and a screening of ‘Behind the Bellows’, a documentary by Steve Mobia.

For further information email: atg.langley@gmail.com
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