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WMAS NEWS UPDATE
Thank you to everyone who participated in yesterdays spring concert by performing, emceeing, bringing refreshments, setting up the room, cleaning up afterwards, and of course cheering on the performers. It was a splendid concert featuring many different styles of music and many personalities not to mention much humor.
Ken Kunec Volcano
Michael B. Rubin Besame Mucho
Yimin Zhuang Camille Saint-Saens Introduction & Rondo Capriccioso
Joan Grauman and JoAnn Pankow - Olive Blossoms (Frosini 1933) and Under Paris Skies (arr. by Frank Marocco)
Bob Juszczyk Fascination
Peter DiGiovanni Medley of food-themed songs (Ive Got a Lovely Bunch of Coconuts; Candy Man; The Eggplant That Ate Chicago; If I Knew You Were Coming Id Have Baked a Cake; Lemon Tree; Chop Suey)
Joan and Peter Drigos Serenade
Silvia Eberly Boarischer and yodeling song
Robert Ford Bachs Toccata & Fugue
Vic Aijala Medley of Swedish dances (hambo, waltz, polka)
Ken Kunec Elvis Presleys Are You Lonesome Tonight?
Four in Accord (Dale Wise, Tom Fabinski, Andre Fry, James Fry) in their first public performance Buglers Holiday
Dale Wise Amazing Grace, Five Foot Two
Potomac Ensemble Dont Cry for Me, Argentina; Cottage Cheese and Noodles
After the formal portion of the concert, Dale entertained while people sampled the refreshments. A few people even danced.
Next Meeting June 19, 4 pm, Sleepy Hollow United Methodist Church
Joan Grauman will present a workshop on Playing Ethnic Music More Authentically. She distributed a few copies of music that she will focus on during the workshop. For those who did not receive the sheet music, please download the attached PDF and reply to this email to request the last song. The two PDFs were too big to send easily in one email; hence the split approach.
Message from Joan: I have selected five pieces (and one optional piece from Germany) to work on together at the workshop. All are good examples of each countrys folk music: Mattinata (Italy), Roumanian Hora and Bulgar (Klezmer), The Eavesdropper (Ireland), Jochschwalm Walzer (Austria) and Livet i Finnskogarna (Sweden). Please do not worry if the music seems too difficult. Bring your accordion, the music and a music stand anyway no pressure, just come and enjoy! I will demonstrate and teach accenting, regional ornamentation, as well as other subtleties specific to each region. I look forward to seeing you on June 19!
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May 21 Concert in Catonsville
Dale Wise and the Maryland Accordion Club are hosting a concert this Saturday evening (May 21) at Bloomsbury Community Center, 106 Bloomsbury Avenue, Catonsville, MD 21228. Featured performers: William Cosby, Cory Pesaturo, Ron Onda, Andre Fry, Allen Reed & James Fry, the Bean Soup Project, and the Tri-State Accordion Orchestra (including WMAS members). The concert starts at 7 pm.
Please let Joan Grauman know if you are planning to play in the 2011 AAA Festival Orchestra, July 13-17, Charleston, SC. This annual orchestra is open to all who would like to participate. This years conductor is the celebrated accordionist, conductor and arranger, Joan Cochran Sommers. The sheet music is not online this year. To receive a set, e-mail Joan at firstname.lastname@example.org and she will send your parts in a PDF. For more information about the festival in general, visit: www.accordionusa.com and check out upcoming events.