American Accordion Association President to Welcome Re-Born Philadelphia Accordion Club on 6/29

American Accordion Association

We thought it was pretty cool that we recently announced the formation of the Philadelphia Accordion Club.

Things just got even better. Turns out Linda Reed, the president of the American Accordion Association (AAA), thinks it’s pretty cool, too. She’ll be on hand for the Philadelphia Accordion Club’s first gathering on Saturday, June 29 at Liberty Bellows to welcome local accordionists and check out the scene in Philly.

Reed will be spending time with Joan Grauman, the renowned Washington, D.C.-based accordion teacher and performer who will be conducting her acclaimed workshop “Playing Ethnic Music More Authentically” at Liberty Bellows. The workshop starts at 1 p.m. Grauman is on the governing board of AAA and along with her husband operates SqueezinArt, which specializes in gifts for accordionists.

Joan Grauman plays “Our Washington Senators”, composed by accordionist, Merv Conn, during the podcast “Hang Up and Listen” presented by Slate.

Following Grauman’s workshop, Philly accordionists will be treated to a performance by two members of the Brooklyn Accordion Club, which just formed earlier this year. Mayumi Miyaoka and Robert Duncan will perform a Classical Accordion Duo starting around 2 p.m.

Mayumi Mayoka performs at the first gathering of the Brooklyn Accordion Club.

Mayumi Mayoka performs at the first gathering of the Brooklyn Accordion Club.

Mayumi Miyaoka performs Bach Invention No. 8

Robert Duncan performs at the first gathering of the Brooklyn Accordion Club.

Robert Duncan performs at the first gathering of the Brooklyn Accordion Club.

 

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