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Accordion Celebration - A Non-Traditional Concert

Experience the accordion in its many unique facets as the Vivace Accordion Orchestra and conductor Collins Loupe showcase the sophisticated sounds of color, depth, harmony, tension, and versatility of the accordion. Performances will include: The Portatos Accordion Band with hits like “The Final Countdown” and “Surfing USA;” Naomi Harris, who, at 13 years old is representing the USA at two prestigious international accordion competitions in Japan and Lithuania during the next year; The Vivace Accordion Orchestra of Able To Play Music, directed by Collins Loupe with selections to include Passacaglia (Bach), New York Tango (Galliano), and Invierno Porteno (Piazolla); and also featuring Able To Play Music’s newest accordion teacher: Bratislav Manasijevic from Serbia.