Accordions on the Waterfront! is a special presentation of NYC accordion ensembles, curated and hosted by longtime Red Hook neighbor Rachel Swaner (accordionist, singer songwriter).
ACCORDIONS ON THE WATERFRONT ENSEMBLES:
Famous Accordion Orchestra, led by composer/accordionist Bob Goldberg is an accordion ensemble that bridges the traditional and the post-modern. The Orchestra’s repertoire covers a broad spectrum that includes Bach, Offenbach, Duke Ellington, Guy Klucevsek, Lars Hollmer, and Andy Statman, as well as original compositions and folk tunes from American, Balkan, Klezmer, Basque, and Italian traditions. Performers: Bob Goldberg, Mark Nathanson, Rachel Swaner, Genvieve Leloup, Melissa Elledge.
Bachtopus is an accordion ensemble from NYC that performs music by contemporary composers and Johann Sebastian Bach. The ensemble is one of the few in the United States that focuses on new music. The group features original compositions by Bratko Bibič, Peter Flint, Philip Glass, Lars Hollmer, Guy Klusevsek, Sy Kushner, Arvo Pärt, Elliot Roman, and Stas Venglevski.
Performers: Robert Duncan, Peter Flint, Denise Koncelik, Mayumi Miyaoka, Jeanne Velonis