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The American Accordion Musicological
announces activities to be held
27thAnnual Festival of Workshops
March 27 thru March 29, 2015 in Whippany, NJ
In addition to the workshops, enjoy TWO magnificent concerts and a
Banquet honoring Mario Tacca and Mary Mancini for their support of the AAMS and the accordion
The Friday Night Concert
will treat attendees to an Italian Experience thru Music. Enjoy a kaleidoscope of Itallian culture
thru all things Italian. Music from Italian composers such as Vivaldi, Scarlatti and Frescobaldi
will be interspersed with original accordion music by Italian composers such as Frosini and Berio.
Frosinis arrangement of Carnival of Venice will be presented along with Folk Music from various
regions of Italy. Guest Performer for this event is Fabio Turchetti , who hails from beautiful
Italy will perform "MURALES"- original music composed for 3 row diatonic accordion with tributes to
the Italian tradition. Also included in this program will be: Dee Langley, Joanna Darrow, Jim
Vandelly, Bernie Gardzallo, Lenn Feldmann and the Westmont Accordion Club.
Saturday Night Banquet
Entertainment and Concert will present Dinner Music
Provided by Dr. Louis Persic, and strolling musicians Vladimir (accordion) & Annie Mollov
(violin). Saturdays, Gala Concert will feature this year's Honorees and exciting duo Mario &
Mary Mancini (accordion & voice) in a program titled "Music from the Heart." Vladimir Mollov of
Bulgaria will perform a program of "Flavors from Europe". This program will be rounded out with a
performance by the Virtuoso Accordion Winners of the MAMTG competitions and the Westmont
Philharmonia Accordion Orchestra directed by Stanley Darrow.
Workshops will include both active attendee participation and
exciting presentation type events. Remember to BYoA.(Bring your own Accordion.) Workshops
##Dallas Vietty "Be-Bop on Accordion" Exploring the Style
from Tommy Gumina thru Richard Galliano.
##Bernie Gardzalla "All Together Now" A look at
musicianship for ensemble playing. Bring your accordion. Everyone plays at this one. We’ll read a
few easy and fun pieces written for various types of ensembles. Music will be available by March
##Fabio Turchetti "from the
Adriatic Sea to the New World" Fabio presents typical Italian folk rhythms and their relation to
##Dee Langley "Your Ear -
Your Best Friend " Quick tips and tricks for learning how to play by ear.
##Vladimir Mollov "Improve your learning with Scales"
Learn the fabulous benefits of understanding and playing scales. -faster memorization - quicker and
more efficient mastery of difficult passages and more.
Paul Ramunni & The New England Accordion Museum "Boxes of Memories and Sounds"
Experience the latest additions to the museum and their fascinating stories.
##Joanna Darrow "Metronome Magic" A guide to making this
your most valuable friend for improving technique and reduce the time for learning new
##Lenn Feldmann "PRACTICE - Art of Science?" This
workshop will show you how to concentrate your work and what habits and errors to avoid in order to
attain the quickest technical results.
Dr. Robert McMahan "From Deiro to Berio and beyond"
A survey of original works for or including the accordion by Italian composers.
Stanley Darrow "The Hohner Symphony" A presentation
on the orchestra that is the Epitome of Accordion Orchestras thru recording, photos and
## BYoA (Bring your own accordion)
DISPLAYS WILL BE PROVIDED
MUSIC MAGIC - ACCORDIONS USA
ACME ACCORDION SCHOOL
THE NEW ENGLAND ACCORDION MUSEUM.
SIGN UP TO PERFORM IN THE REVOLVING PERFORMERS ROOM ON SATURDAY
For more information contact: Joanna Darrow
Go To ---> MAMTG Website
Go to the MAMTG website
for complete details for contestants, accordion night, accordion extravaganza, workshops, and Festival
Call the Mariott for Reservations
NOTE: must mention you are with MAMTG
For More Information
Joanna Arnold Darrow
Westmont, NJ 08108