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  "Citta di Castelfidardo" Competitions - Italy
Pascal Contet Concert Schedule, Paris - France
Festival National D'Accordeon, Mans - France
Akkordeon Festival, Dieselstrasse - Germany
'Le Grand Soufflet' Accordion Festival, Rennes - France

  Viktor Romanko and organist Herbert Manfred Hoffmann in Concert, Nieder - Mooser - Germany
Allan William Jones Memorial Concert, Auckland - New Zealand

  Murl Allen Sanders at the 13 Coins, Washington State - USA
'Piazzolla's Greatest Hits' Concert, Kent - UK
Martin Lubenov Orchestra Concerts, Vienna - Austria
10th Anniversary of Accordion Club, Wiltshire - UK
Marco Amrosio Concerts, Poirino - Italy
7th Festival Namurois de l'Accordéon, Floreffe - Belgium
'The Accordion in the World' Concerts, San Giovanni - Italy

 

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"Citta di Castelfidardo" Competitions - Italy
Contributed by Holda Paoletti-Kampl

This year's Premio e Concorso Internazionale per Fisarmonica, the 30th event, takes place in Castelfidardo, Ancona area, from the 11th to 16th October. The actual competition - for soloists and bands - begins on the 13th, ending on the 16th, and the program also contains daily concerts and other activities.

The competitions include classical, light music, jazz, Astor Piazzolla sections, with band sections and categories for different ages for solo players. There is a range of prizes available

Artistes appearing in concert during the week of the festival include Gervasio Marcosignori (Italy), Rassegna National Accordion Orchestra (Italy), Quintetto Roland (Italy), Quartet Maulus (France), Quadro Nuevo (Germany), Quartetto Meridies (Italy), Renato Borghetti Quartet (Brazil), Lelo Nika (Yugoslavia), Accordeon Ensemble D'Acht (Netherlands), Münke Mareike (Germany), and Fritzsching Markus (Germany).

For further information email accordions@comune.castelfidardo.an.it
 
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Pascal Contet Concert Schedule, Paris - France, China
Contributed by Holda Paoletti-Kampl

Pascal Contet has a series of concerts in France during October, followed by a tour of China. Details below:-

October 8th, at 8pm - broadcast on Paris Radio France.
11th, at 8pm - Magadur Theater, Paris.
15th, at 8pm - Pane Centers Cultural.

From October 18th to 30th, Pascal Contet tours China, beginning with appearances, in association with Ballone Burini accordions, at the Music China international trade show held annually in Shanghai. His appearances in China are as follows:-

October 20th, at 7pm - Shanghai Theater, with the International Orchestra of Italy.
October 21st, at 3pm - Master Class at the Shanghai Conservatoire; recital at 7pm.
October 22nd, at 7pm - Nanking Arts and Cultural Center
October 25th, at 7pm - Chengdu Room, Shanghai University
October 28th, at 7pm - French Alliance
October 30th, at 3pm and 7pm - Peking French Alliance

For further information email pascalcontet@wanadoo.fr
 
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Festival National D'Accordeon, Mans - France
Contributed by Holda Paoletti-Kampl

The 17th international accordion festival of Mans will take place on October 7th and 8th in la Maison des Loisirs and Culture des Saulnieres, Avenue Rhine and Danube "Route d'Alencon". On the 7th, there will be a concert with Michel Macias followed by a Folk Dancing performance, and on the 8th, dancing from noon to 6.30 pm, and from 7.30 pm until 2.30 am.

Appearing at the festival are accordionists Franck Vilain, Dorothee Lhoir, Carine Vigni, Francois Boissonnade, Gabriel Chantrieux and Alain Veron, and famous TV presenter Pascal Savard will present the evening. Two orchestras - 'Pascal Hammard' (from Paris) and 'Pascal Rabigot' (from Bourgoigne) will be present throughout the festival.

For further information email festivalnationalaccordeon@noos.fr
 
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Akkordeon Festival, Dieselstrasse - Germany
Contributed by Rob Howard

The Dieselstrasse Accordion Festival takes place from October 7th to 23rd, and involves concerts, workshops, photographic exhibition, the Accordion Café Diesel (where players can perform in public) and the showing of the film 'Accordion Tribe'. Performers involved include Luciano Biondini (Italy), Jean Louis Matinier (France), Lars Holmer (Sweden), Mike Adcock (UK), Christoph Wagner (Germany), Lydie Auvrey and the Auvrettes (Germany), Riccardo Tesi (Italy), Stefan Hussong (Germany), Das Motion Trio, and the accordion orchestras from Baden-Würtenberg, Rommelshausen and Baltmannsweiler.

For further information email doerte@dieselstrasse.de
 

'Le Grand Soufflet' Accordion Festival, Rennes - France
Contributed by Rob Howard

'Le Grand Soufflet' is an accordion festival that takes place in Rennes, Brittany, from October 13th to 22nd. This festival presents music from France and around the world. The guests include Pascal Contet, Trio Felix Belleau, Roberto de Brasov, Urs Karpatz (Romania), the Renato Borghetti Quartet (Brazil), Jasmine Vegas (USA), The Klezmatics (USA), Trio Flor de Mandacau (Brazil), Duo Ciapolino and Da Silva (Portugal), Silverio Pessoa (Brazil) and the Bahtalo Band (Macedonia), plus many local accordionists.

For further information email grand.soufflet@wanadoo.fr
 
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Viktor Romanko and organist Herbert Manfred Hoffmann in Concert, Nieder - Mooser - Germany
Contributed by Holda Paoletti-Kampl

The annual summer music festival at Nieder-Mooser features concerts on the pipe organ in the town church, and this year's event included a performance by Prof. Viktor Romanko, on bayan accordion, with organist Herbert Manfred Hoffmann. Viktor Romanko, from Jekaterinburg in Russia, and Herbert Hoffman, from Frankfurt, performed a program of solo and duet pieces. In the first half of the concert, the organ was predominantly featured, and the second half, Viktor Romanko was the lead player.

The players were highly sensitive toward each other, and their playing together brought the best out of both instruments. The dynamics of the bayan and organ were heard to very good effect on a range of classical transcriptions. Highlights included JS Bach's 'Toccatta and Fugue in D Minor', in which the organ took the lead part, and Vivaldi's 'Four Seasons', brought fully to life by Viktor Romanko's ability to bring out the tonal colors of the composition.

The program also included Schumann's 'Sonata for Organ in A-Minor', and music composed by Tschernikov, Pizzigoni and Astor Piazzolla. The Piazzolla pieces were 'Adios Nonino', 'Oblivion' and 'Libertango'. The concert ended with some improvised traditional German and Russian folk tunes, featuring both players.
 
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Allan William Jones Memorial Concert, Auckland - New Zealand
Contributed by Heather Masefield

The 25th Memorial Concert was held at the Rose Centre in Auckland New Zealand on 18th September, and this event included the presentation of awards and scholarships. Silvio de Pra, the Chairman of the Accordion Examination Board of New Zealand Inc presented the Merit Award in recognition of 'Outstanding Services to the Accordion Movement' to Heather Gladstone from Christchurch.

Scholarships were awarded to Campbell Thwaites of Hawera, Jacob Wills and Jessica Chen, of Auckland. The Rosebowl, awarded to the highest mark received in an examination, was presented to Calum Anderson.

The Marie Efford-Masefield Travel Assistance Grant was awarded to Campbell Hill and Grayson Masefield to help them attend the CIA Coupe Mondiale World Accordion Championships in Castelo Branco, Portugal.
 
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Murl Allen Sanders at the 13 Coins, Washington State - USA
Contributed by Rob Howard

Murl Allen Sanders will be playing at the 13 Coins SeaTac Restaurant from September 27th to October 1st, 7:30 pm until midnight. The 13 Coins is located directly across from SeaTac airport, Washington. Every Wednesday, Murl plays at the noon Jazz service at Plymouth Congregational Church, near Seattle.

From November 10th to 14th, Murl Sanders will be performing and teaching at the Caister Accordion Festival, England. On December 30th Murl will be performing with the Everett Symphony Orchestra. Murl now has a DVD, featuring solo performances and as a trio with fellow accordionists Frank Marocco and Ken Olendorf

For further information email murl@murlallensanders.com
 
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'Piazzolla's Greatest Hits' Concert, Kent - UK
Contributed by Rob Howard

Russian accordionist Nikolai Ryskov, now living in London, performs a concert on October 1st at St James' Church, Beckenham, Kent. Ryskov's program includes a selection of Astor Piazzolla's compositions, called 'Piazzolla's Greatest Hits'. The concert begins at 7.30pm.
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Martin Lubenov Orchestra Concerts, Vienna - Austria
Contributed by Rob Howard

Martin Lubenov is one of the top Balkan accordionists. He has developed a style of Balkan traditional music that incorporates swing, modern jazz, tango nuevo, salsa and musette. His influence on Balkan music has been compared to the contributions of Astor Piazzolla to tango and Richard Galliano to musette. Originally from Bulgaria, Martin Lubenov was trained in both classical music and jazz before moving to Vienna in 2000. In Vienna he founded the Martin Lubenov Orkestar, which includes many of the best traditional musicians from Bulgaria.

The Martin Lubenov Orkestar is in concert as follows:-

September 30th - Technisches Museum, Festival Wean Hean, Vienna
October 1st - Foyer des Stadtsaals, Vöcklabruck
4th - Jazzta Prasta Neumarkt am Wallersee, Gasthof Gerbl
23rd - Black Box Balkan Festival, Pfefferberg, Berlin
 
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10th Anniversary of Accordion Club, Wiltshire - UK
Contributed by Rob Howard

The White Horse Accordion Club, based in the West of England, celebrates its 10th Anniversary on October 8th with a concert starring Harry Hussey, and featuring the North Somerset Accordion Band. The concert takes place at Westbury Leigh Hall, Wiltshire, and the celebrations begin at 11am until 5pm, including a Ploughman's Lunch and a busking session with Harry Hussey.

For further information email jackbeecroft@blueyonder.co.uk
 
Marco Amrosio Concerts, Poirino - Italy
Contributed by Holda Paoletti-Kampl

Accordionist Marco Ambrosio, with Davide Cassina (vocals, guitar), Davide Bosa (vocals, guitar, keyboard), Silvia Poglio (vocals) and Annalisa Bianco (vocals) perform concerts at the Teatro Italia in Poirino on October 21st and 22nd. The concerts, which begin at 9pm, are a tribute evening to the late singer and composer Fabrizio de Andrè (1940 - 1999).

For further information email marcoambrosio@chez.com
 
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7th Festival Namurois de l'Accordéon, Floreffe - Belgium
Contributed by Christine Adams

The 7th Festival Namurois de l'Accordéon takes place at the l'abbaye de Floreffe on October 16th, beginning with a dinner at 11am, followed by the festival itself at 12 noon. Guest accordionists include musette stars Jo Sony, Guy Denis, Laurent Pire, Denys Gigot, Erika (known as 'The Princess of the Accordion') and Patrick Sengers.

For further information email sptja@sptja.com
 
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'The Accordion in the World' Concerts, San Giovanni - Italy
Contributed by Holda Paoletti-Kampl

The concerts take place at the San Giovanni Theater, at 9.30pm, with free entrance:-
15 October 15th - Ermes Pirlo Quartet (Brescia, Italy) - featuring a program of jazz and tango music
22 October 22nd - Etnikòs (Italy) - presenting the music of Greece, Armenia, Turkey and the Balkans
October 29th - Toporowski Duo (Warsaw, Poland) - accordionists Grzergorz Toporowski and Radoskav Toporowski perform music from Poland and other countries

For further information email dade@lelastiko.it
 
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A new CD Review:

of
Alexander Sevastian.

Review by
Joan Cochran Sommers.
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Joe Burke is among the greatest exponents of traditional Irish music. His sheer musical brilliance, his knowledge and love of his land, its music and culture had earned him an immortal place in the history of Irish music and Folklore. Resident in the USA for many years, Joe Burke has now returned to Ireland, and now lives in Galway, where he performs, records and teaches.
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Peter Piccini releases 6 compositions of 'It's You', 'Just The blues', 'Mood Swings', 'Night Life', 'Pete's Blues' and 'Paris Mood'. Samples of the music are available online. The music is in eSheet format, able to be emailed to your computer. Purchase with credit card.
 
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Yehuda Oppenheimer releases 5 arrangements of 'Irish Song', 'American March', 'Scandinavian Dance', 'Fuer Adina', and 'Tambourin'. Samples of the music are available online. The music is in eSheet format, able to be emailed to your computer. Purchase with credit card.
 

Gary Dahl
A new site selling a CD titled The Nutcracker Suite with sound samples. Music performed by Stas Venglevski. Purchase online.
 
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A new site selling a CD titled Accordion Illusions with sound samples. Music performed by Stas Venglevski. Purchase online.
   
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Vassily Glubochenko - composer, arranger, performer and scientist, releases 1 new work titled 'Grandfather's Krutch' composed by Glubochenko, available for purchase online. A sample of this music is available on the site. The music is in eSheet format, able to be emailed to your computer. Purchase with credit card.
 

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