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Accordion-O-Rama

Saturday, Jan 26
7:30 pm

(Doors open at 7:00)

WHERE
Crossings Stage (map)

320 East Ave

Zumbrota, MN 55992

COST

$20/$23 at the door

  



An event that never fails to delight audiences, Accordion-O-Rama returns to Crossings on Sat., Jan. 26, at 7:30pm.

Accordion-O-Rama has been around since 2004 when Dan Newton, a.k.a. Daddy Squeeze, and Marie Marvin, who runs Crossings at Carnegie, organized the first event. According to a 2010 MinnPost article by Pamela Espeland, “the idea was to hold a miniature accordion festival, showcasing different musicians and musical styles, in a town where people were likely to show up, a stronghold of Polish and German heritage and polka.” There continues to be cookies at the intermission.

This season’s performers are Dee Langely, Eric Ray and Patrick Harrison.

Dee Langley specializes in both solo and ensemble work on the accordion and have been fortunate enough to perform with the Minnesota Orchestra, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, Ancia Quartet, Minnesota Sinfonia, Minneapolis Philharmonic and Minnesota Philharmonic Orchestra. She is a past president of Accordionists and Teachers Guild, International and now enjoys being the President of the Mill City Accordion Association as well as event coordinator for the NE Accordion Festival. Dee lives in NE Minneapolis and am a faculty member of Minneapolis Community and Technical College (MCTC) teaching accordion. She won the 2011-2012 McKnight Fellowship for Performing Musicians and the 2012 Minnesota Emerging Composer’s Award from the American Composer’s Forum (Orkestar Bez Ime, World Music).

Accordionist Eric Ray graduated from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA, having earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. During his four years of study he concurrently toured the United States and Canada with the Duquesne University Tamburitzans, the country's longest-running company dedicated to the performance of eastern European music, song, and dance. As a performer of folk music, Eric specializes in the performance idioms of upper Bavarian and Austrian folk music, as well as those of Balkan and eastern European styles of accordion performance. In addition to regular solo work and numerous collaborations, Eric also performs regularly with the Minneapolis-based Ukrainian Village Band, of which he is a founding member, as well as Almkaffee, a duo specializing in the traditional instrumental music of the mountainous regions of upper Bavaria and Austria.

Patrick Harison is a young American button accordionist adept in a wide variety of settings and genres. He currently resides in Minneapolis, performing in a diverse array of projects including Patty and The Buttons, Jack Klatt and The Cat Swingers, The Cactus Blossoms, and Eisner's Klezmorim. Harison also is active as an orchestral soloist playing both classical and pops programs with top orchestras across the United States under the baton of luminaries such as Doc Severinsen and Sarah Hicks. When not performing, he is an in demand composer, session musician, educator and arranger. As a young musician, he also had the opportunity to perform regularly with many notable Minnesota artists including; the Parisota Hot Club, Connie Evingson, The Mandragora Tango Orchestra, Clearwater Hot Club and many others in the worlds of jazz, folk and classical music.

Tickets are $20 in advance or $23 at the door.


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