PR Accordion Fest

Walter Martella and Karina Inkster are excited to bring you Powell River's first annual Accordion Fest! Featuring two days of diverse events, you do not want to miss our celebration of one of the world's most misunderstood instruments.

Including a concert performance by one of the world's foremost accordionists, workshops for beginners and advanced players alike, and a wide range of musical genres for our audiences to enjoy, mark your calendars for May 6-7, 2022!

FRIDAY, MAY 6, 2022

Jelena Milojević, accordian

Friday, May 6, 2022 | 7:00 PM | James Hall

Admission $20 - Students 18 & under free with student ticket voucher

7 pm Act One

Walter and Karina perform Piazzolla and Galliano pieces; Jessica and Karina perform Yann Tiersen pieces from the Amélie film soundtrack.


8 pm Act Two

Jelena Milojevic performs her main concert of solo accordion pieces.

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Tickets are also available:

• at the Academy Box Office – 7280 Kemano Street, Monday – Thursday 9:30 - 4:30
• by phone at 604 485 9633
• and at the door 30 minutes before the concert

 

SATURDAY, MAY 7, 2022

Accordion Masterclass

Saturday, May 7, 2022 | 11:00 AM | Powell River Academy of Music

Audience attendance by donation at the door

Led by internationally renowned classical accordionist Jelena Milojević, this session will feature performances by accordion amateurs and semi-professionals (e.g. UVic School of Music students). Jelena will offer critiques, insights, and suggestions, providing a learning opportunity for both performers and observers.

To participate in the Masterclass, please contact Karina at 778-230-6849 or karina@karinainkster.com.

Accordion 101

Saturday, May 7, 2022 | 2:00 PM | Powell River Academy of Music

Admission by donation at the door

Led by Walter and Karina, this by-donation workshop introduces accordion-curious folks of any (or no) musical background to the instrument. Got an old accordion languishing in your storage closet? Wondering what the heck the left-hand buttons are for? We’ll demystify this underappreciated instrument. Attendees can bring their own accordions, use one of ours, or sit in without playing.

Accordion Kitchen Party

Saturday, May 7, 2022 | 7:00 PM | Royal Canadian Legion Hall

Admission $20

Two main sets showcasing multicultural accordion music, performed by Walter Martella's band. Walter and Karina will also perform a selection of Astor Piazzolla pieces, and Karina with bandmate Jessica Colasanto will perform music by Yann Tiersen from the Amélie soundtrack. We’ll have guest musicians rotating through the main band. A fun and inclusive event, featuring dancing, beverages, and [maybe] lederhosen.

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Tickets are also available:

• at the Academy Box Office – 7280 Kemano Street, Monday – Thursday 9:30 - 4:30
• by phone at 604 485 9633
• and at the door 30 minutes before the concert

Accordion Fest Weekend Pass

Friday, May 6 & Saturday, May 7, 2022 | all events| all venues

Admission $45

The weekend pass includes admission to Jelena Milojević in concert, Accordion 101 (as a participant or audience member), audience member for Accordion Masterclass, and admission to the Accordion Kitchen Party. All accordion all weekend! Advance ticket sales only.

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Tickets are available in advance:

• at the Academy Box Office – 7280 Kemano Street, Monday – Thursday 9:30 - 4:30
• by phone at 604 485 9633

 

For further information, please visit www.praccordionfest.com