Leavenworth International Accordion Celebration

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Leavenworth International Accordion Celebration

Accordion Music, Entertainment, Dancing, Competitions

Entertainment Schedule is below.

Leavenworth International Accordion Celebration June 18-21, 2015 – Festival Information

Accordion music at its finest: jazz, popular, classical, ethnic and everything in between pulses through the village as musicians (children through seniors) and music lovers flock to Leavenworth to compete for awards and cash, attend workshops, jam sessions, a film/video series, parade down Front Street and enjoy four nights of concerts and dances with world class musicians. Sponsored by the Northwest Accordion Society.

Open Accordion Festival Map

Open Accordion Festival Map

You’ll be able to enjoy events at the Grange Hall, the Gazebo, and the Festhalle.  This year the Grange Hall will be used as the education center.  The upper floor will host performance space and the lower level for workshops.  The Gazebo will have both professional and amateur players entertaining visitors.  The Festhalle will have vendor displays in the foyer and the main hall will host the competition and concerts.

THIS YEAR’S COLLECTABLE PIN-GET YOURS AT THE CELEBRATION

The Northwest Accordion Society has been hosting accordion events in the Northwest for over 25 years. Included in it’s accomplishments are monthly accordion socials, the annual “Day of the Accordion” at the Seattle Center, accordion scholarships, and it’s elegant quarterly publication “The Northwest Accordion News”.

Leavenworth is Washington’s “Bavarian Village” and a perfect setting for this celebration. Nestled in a cozy narrow valley at elevation of 1100 feet surrounded by wilderness of rugged, majestic mountain ranges, over 2 million visitors per year from all over the world come to experience magical Leavenworth.

With the Northwest Accordion Society as your host and Leavenworth as the setting, why not plan to join us and enjoy four wonderful days of everything accordion. Whether you are a competitor, participant or just love great accordion music, there is enjoyment and participation for everyone.

Here is a partial list of what is happening:

  • Accordion Competitions
  • Workshops
  • Concerts with World Class Performers
  • Free Performances at the gazebo, grange, and restaurants
  • Free Accordion lessons
  • Accordion Parade on Saturday
  • Accordion Vendors
  • Opportunity for all accordion players to play
  • Jam sessions and much more!

Competitions, Jamming, Workshops, Concerts and More!

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For more information and to purchase tickets to the concerts phone the Leavenworth Chamber of Commerce at (509) 548-5807.

http://www.accordioncelebration.org/ticket.html

Pricing:

See Advance Ticket Order Form for individual performances June 18 – 21, 2015

2015 Leavenworth International Accordion Celebration
Combined Schedule for the venues at the Festhalle, Grange and the Gazebo

Download and print this pdf combined schedule to bring with you!

2015 Leavenworth International Accordion CelebrationCombined Schedule – Festhalle, Grange, Gazebo

Thursday, June 18

11:00am Accordion Entertainment organized by NW Accordion Society Gazebo
noon Competitor Packets and Ticket sales Festhalle
noon Vendors’ Hall Opens Festhalle
3:30pm Workshop with Jim and Shirley O’Brien – FREE Grange/Upper
(Getting Ready for the Gazebo Organized Jam)
6:30 pm Welcome to LIAC Festhalle
6:40-7:10pm Concert by Mike Zampiceni (Italian theme) Festhalle
7:15-7:45pm Concert by Toby Hanson (Scandinavian theme) Festhalle
8:00-9:00pm Concert featuring Sergei Teleshev Festhalle
Friday, June 19
8:45am Competitor Packets and Ticket sales Festhalle
9:00am Grange opens (see detailed Grange schedule) Grange
9:00am Vendors’ Hall Opens Festhalle
9:30-Noon Competition: Variety I, II, III, Festhalle
9:30-10:45am Evaluation: all levels Grange/Lower
9:30-10:30am Workshop with Beverley Fess (Right Hand Technique Development) Grange/Upper
11:00am-noon Workshop with Mike Zampiceni (Bellows Workshop) Grange/Upper
11:00am Accordion Entertainment organized by NW Accordion Society Gazebo
12:15-1:15pm Workshop with Toby Hanson (Playing Music for Dancers: Giving Dancers What They Need) Grange/Upper
1:30-4:30pm Competition: Duets (18& over), Bands, Diatonic Festhalle
1:30-2:30pm Workshop with the Valinor Quartet (Basics of improvising. Playing Accordion in a band) Grange/Upper
2:45-4:40pm FREE Concert in Grange (see detailed Grange schedule) Grange/Upper
1:30-3:30pm FREE Accordion lessons by The Northwest Accordion Society Grange/Lower
4:00-4:45pm Organized group playing by The Northwest Accordion Society Gazebo
4:00-5:00pm Workshop with Simply Music/Patricia Bartell – FREE Grange/Lower
5:00-6:00 pm Workshop with Michael Bridge (Practice makes Permanent: ….. Polished Performances) Grange/Upper
7:00-7:50pm Concert featuring Bonnie Birch Trio Festhalle
8:10-9:10pm Concert featuring The Valinor Quartet Festhalle
Saturday, June 20
8:45am Competitor Packets and Ticket sales Festhalle
9:00am Grange opens (see detailed Grange schedule) Grange
9:00am Vendors’ Hall Opens Festhalle
9:30-Noon Competition: Variety IV, V, VI, Duets (17&under),
Classical (15&under) Festhalle
9:30-10:45am Evaluation: all levels Grange/Lower
9:30-10:30am Workshop with Cooksie Kaserzon Kramer ABCA & LBCA Grange/Upper
(Dynamics and Phrasing from Modern to Baroque)
11:00am-noon Workshop with Kory Tideman & Max Kyllonen (Button Box/Piano Acc collaboration) Grange/Upper
11:00am-noon Roland Users Get Together/moderator Bonnie Birch – FREE Grange/Lower
11:00am Accordion Entertainment organized by NW Accordion Society Gazebo
12:45pm Accordion Parade Front Street
1:30-4:30pm Competition: Competition: LIAC Old Time Open, Classical Open,
Leavenworth Open Festhalle
1:30-2:30pm Workshop with Alicia Baker (All about the Roland Digital Accordion) Grange/Upper
2:45-4:40pm FREE Concert in Grange (see detailed Grange schedule) Grange/Upper
1:30-3:30pm FREE Accordion lessons by The Northwest Accordion Society Grange/Lower
4:00-4:45pm Organized group playing by The Northwest Accordion Society Gazebo
5:00-6:00 pm Workshop with Sergei Teleshev (Traditions of Russian School for Accordion playing) Grange/Upper
7:00-7:40pm Concert featuring Michael Bridge Festhalle
7:55-8:35pm Concert featuring Alicia Baker Festhalle
8:50-9:30pm Music and Dancing Michael Bridge and Alicia Baker Duo Festhalle
Sunday, June 21
9:00am Vendors’ Hall Opens Festhalle
10:00am Awards Ceremony –if any change, time will be posted at the Festhalle desk Festhalle
11:00am Accordion Entertainment organized by NW Accordion Society Gazebo

Gazebo Schedule Summary:
See website Venues/Gazebo Schedule for details

Thurs: 11am – 4pm Fri: 11am – 4:45pm (Organized group playing 4:00 – 4:45 p.m.)

Sat: 11am – 4:45pm (Organized group playing 4:00 – 4:45 p.m.) Sun: 11am – 2pm

Grange Concert Summary:
See website Venues/Grange Schedule for details

Friday concert at the Grange
2:45 – 4:40 pm Accordion Concert featuring Northwest Accordion Society players

Saturday concert at the Grange
2:45 – 4:40 pm Accordion Concert featuring Northwest Accordion Society players
Evaluation – This non-competitive category is held in the Grange with a team of
professional accordionists

Notes: schedule subject to change; check website for details and updates; an update board will
also be posted in the Festhalle during the celebration.

These pages are a condensed schedule of events; see the website under the various
headings for details as to performers, workshops, Festhalle, Gazebo and Grange
activities.

Doors in Festhalle open for evening concerts at: 6:10 pm on Thurs and 6:40 on Fri, Sat.