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POWELL RIVER'S

SECOND ANNUAL

Accordion
Fest

May 5-6, 2023
Directed by Walter Martella and Karina Inkster

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A project of the Powell River Academy of Music

Walter Martella and Karina Inkster are excited to bring you Powell River's second annual Accordion Fest!

Including a concert performance; workshops for beginners and advanced players alike; and a wide range of musical genres for our audiences to enjoy, mark your calendars for Friday and Saturday, May 5-6, 2023

Tickets on sale in early 2023

Join us for two days of diverse events celebrating one of the world's most versatile instruments!

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CONCERT WITH

SPECIAL GUESTS

ACCORDION 101
WORKSHOP

ACCORDION

MASTERCLASS

SQUEEZEBOX

NIGHT AT THE WILDWOOD

KLEZMER MUSIC +

IMPROV WORKSHOP

COURTYARD

PERFORMANCES

ACCORDION

REPAIRS & SALES

GENERAL

MERRIMENT

SCHEDULE
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EVENT SCHEDULE

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FRIDAY, MAY 5, 2023

ACCORDION REPAIRS + SALES

All day May 5. Courtesy of Tempo Trend.

7pm ACCORDION FEST MAIN CONCERT / OPENING NIGHT

Our main concert, featuring a wide variety of musical genres, special musical guests, co-directors Walter and Karina, and at least 6 accordions!

SATURDAY, MAY 6, 2023

10:30-11:45am ACCORDION MASTERCLASS

Critiques, insights, and suggestions, providing a learning opportunity for both performers and observers.

12:15-1:45pm COURTYARD PERFORMANCES

Local and visiting performers share music in a casual environment.

2-3pm ACCORDION 101

This workshop introduces accordion-curious folks of any (or no) musical background to the instrument.

3:15-4pm INTRODUCTION TO KLEZMER MUSIC

Led by Ronen Segall of Accordion Love, intermediate players will learn the klezmer scale, and some improvisation basics.

7pm SQUEEZEBOX NIGHT AT THE WILDWOOD

Featuring Ron Campbell's band and Ronen Segall and Walter Martella on accordions, enjoy an evening of lively popular music.

FEATURED PERFORMER
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FEATURED PERFORMER:

RONEN SEGALL

 

Ronen joins us as a guest performer for our Main Concert (May 5) and our Squeezebox Night (May 6). He'll also be leading a group session introducing intermediate to advanced accordionists to klezmer music and improvisation.

See a full list of musical guests here!

Accordion Fest preview

Accordion Fest preview

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Highlight reel from a recent show. A sneak peek of what you'll see at the Fest!

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