May 5-6, 2023
Directed by Walter Martella and Karina Inkster
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!
NIGHT AT THE WILDWOOD
KLEZMER MUSIC +
REPAIRS & SALES
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.
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.
Accordion Fest preview
Highlight reel from a recent show. A sneak peek of what you'll see at the Fest!
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