The Accordion

February 3, 2017, 10:00 pm

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Once relegated solely to the status of folk instrument, the accordion is being used more and more by composers around the world in a stunning variety of different musical contexts.  We’ll feature music for this storied instrument and talk to a few of the composers about how it inspired them.


A Way Through, by Jane O’Leary
Dermot Dunne, accordion; Madeleine Staunton, alto flute; Paul Roe, bass clarinet

Slow Motion, by Toshio Hosokawa
Teodoro Anzellotti, accordion

Gate Keepers, by Tomi Raisanen
Wu Wei, sheng; Pascal Contet, accordion

Glimmer, by Richard Warp
Stas Venglevski, accordion

Metal Work, by Magnus Lindberg
Sofia Ahjoniemi, accordion; Julien Mégroz, percussion

Recall, by Per Norgard
Bjarke Mogensen, accordion; Danish National Chamber Orchestra; Rolf Gupta, conductor