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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 first annual Accordion Fest!

Including a concert performance by Nikolay Bine, one of the world's foremost accordionists; workshops for beginners and advanced players alike; and a wide range of musical genres for our audiences to enjoy, mark your calendars for May 6-7, 2022

Purchase a weekend pass, or buy tickets to individual events.  For less than dinner and a movie, you get two days of diverse events celebrating one of the world's most versatile instruments!

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NIKOLAY BINE

IN CONCERT

ACCORDION 101
WORKSHOP

ACCORDION

MASTERCLASS

ACCORDION KITCHEN

PARTY

A PEOPLE'S HISTORY

OF THE ACCORDION

COURTYARD

PERFORMANCES

ACCORDION

REPAIRS & SALES

GENERAL

MERRIMENT

 
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EVENT SCHEDULE

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FRIDAY, MAY 6, 2022

ACCORDION REPAIRS + SALES

All day May 6 and 7. Courtesy of Tempo Trend.

7pm NIKOLAY BINE IN CONCERT

Walter and Karina open, and Nikolay Bine performs his main concert of solo accordion pieces. Includes a few surprises!

SATURDAY, MAY 7, 2022

11am ACCORDION MASTERCLASS

Nikolay will offer critiques, insights, and suggestions, providing a learning opportunity for both performers and observers.

12-2:30pm COURTYARD PERFORMANCES

Local and visiting performers share music in a casual environment.

ACCORDION REVOLUTION: A PEOPLE'S HISTORY OF THE ACCORDION

Presented by Bruce Triggs, host of the Accordion Noir radio show in Vancouver and author of the book Accordion Revolution. Bruce's presentation will be interspersed among musical performances in the courtyard.

3pm ACCORDION 101

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

7pm ACCORDION KITCHEN PARTY

A fun and inclusive event, featuring music of diverse genres, dancing, beverages, and [maybe] lederhosen.

Venue: Royal Canadian Legion

 
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FEATURED PERFORMER:

NIKOLAY BINE

 

Nikolay Bine is an international award-winning accordionist. He placed first at the Trophée Mondial (Kaunas, Lithuania, 2014) where he became a world accordion champion. Specializing in jazz accordion and piano, he's performed at many international festivals as a soloist and with his jazz ensemble.

Learn more about Nikolay Bine

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

 

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