This accordion concert celebrates the accordion in all of its glory. The accordion, the concertina, the Argentinian bandoneón, and the Korean saenghwang all belong to a global family of instruments whose distinctive music bring a lively presence to both the concert hall and the organ grinder’s street corner.
Acclaimed Canadian accordionist Joe Macerollo joins Canadian wunderkind Michael Bridge, Argentinian bandoneón virtuoso Héctor del Curto (a favourite from our Encuentros concert), and Korean saenghwang virtuoso gamin in an intercultural celebration of classic and contemporary “squeezebox” music accompanied by a small chamber ensemble. Including tangos and works by Canadians R. Murray Schafer, Marjan Mozetich, and Alexina Louie, the program also features a world premiere by Anna Pidgorna, one of Canada’s most exciting emerging composers.
- Marjan Mozetich: Dance of the Blind
- Anna Pidgorna: On the Courtship Displays of Birds of Paradise*
- R. Murray Schafer: La Testa d’Adriane
- Alexina Louie: Refuge
- Taejong Park: Duologue
- Works by Astor Piazzolla
* World premiere
Anna Pidgorna’s world premiere is supported by The Koerner Foundation.
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