joan sommersWelcome from Joan Cochran Sommers
Director of the 75th Anniversary ATG Festival Orchestra

Plan NOW to take part in this very special orchestra!

This year, because of the special 75th Anniversary Celebration, the ATG is happy to present a Festival Orchestra with at least one member from every state in the union as well as all of its many friends from Canada, Austria, China, and other countries. The repertoire will include an exciting new Stas Venglevski composition, RONDO-FANTASY, featuring the composer as soloist, and the world-famous and very well-known standard orchestral piece, THE MOLDAU by Friedrich Smetana, as arranged by ATG founder Emeritus President Anthony Galla-Rini, who truly pioneered the art of symphonic arrangements for accordion orchestra, plus one other short selection. There will be a part for YOU in every piece!

YOU will want to play with the Festival Orchestra on the Saturday evening final concert of the 2015 ATG Festival celebrating 75 years. YOU may also help spread the word to all of your accordion friends throughout the USA that this very special Festival Orchestra wants them to come represent their state. Let’s see how many states we can have represented in this always popular orchestra. There will be a part YOU and your friends can play! Add your state to the growing list of participants now. Remember this is the ATG’s 75th Anniversary Celebration and YOU will want to be performing with the Festival Orchestra as it opens the Gala Saturday Evening Final Concert. Help ATG find players from every state. Let ATG show there are accordionists all over the USA. Be the first to sign up from YOUR state! Send a message now to: joansommers@kc.rr.com Let her begin planning your parts right now. Which state will have the most members represented? Help your state be the big WINNER. How many accordionists do YOU know in YOUR state? ATG President has promised that the earlier YOU registered and signed up to play in the Festival Orchestra, the earlier you will receive your special orchestra parts to begin learning your parts.

There will be the normal morning rehearsals on Thursday and Friday, a final rehearsal on Saturday afternoon, followed by the concert that evening. As usual, you must plan to attend every rehearsal. Music will be sent to you several weeks before the first rehearsal. No instruments will be furnished by the ATG so you will need to bring your own or make arrangements to borrow one from a friend. Let ATG know that YOU will be there to help make the 75th Anniversary Celebration a magnificent music experience for every attendee!

For information:

Joan Cochran Sommers, Coordinator
e-mail: Joansommers@kc.rr.com
Telephone: (913) 722-5625
Cell phone during the Festival: (913) 269-7723
Lisle, (Chicago) Illinois
July 22-25, 2015

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