MERRY CHRISTMAS! I know I'm a little late in wishing that to you all, but life has been moving at light speed lately and I haven't had a spare moment to post. In the two weeks prior to Christmas, not only was I prepping for having family over, but I was also working late… Continue reading Accordion Life Today
THIS THURSDAY! The Portatos take the stage once again at the Bing Crosby Theater with new repertoire, surprise new members, and feature 6x world champion Grayson Masefield and the amazing quartet Tango Volcado! I am super excited to be part of this concert. We have some exciting surprises in store for the evening - are… Continue reading UPCOMING CONCERT: Classical to Tangos! Featuring world champion Grayson Masefield, Tango Volcado, and The Portatos!
Yesterday, my Best Friend and I went to the Spokane Symphony. It was amazing. Our employer/teacher, accordionist Patricia Bartell, was the featured soloist. It was amazing to hear her perform with the Symphony. The way the sounds melded and danced together was so beautiful and unique. Patricia performed Piazzolla's Aconcagua, a three movement 'classical/Nuevo tango'… Continue reading A Trip To The Symphony: Patricia Bartell, Accordionist, Featured
Music is amazing. It's one of those things that can reach across cultures, across language barriers. For me, it's been a comfort, a way of expressing emotions. Music is a form of expression, a language all its own - a way of expressing, sometimes without words, the feelings of the heart. So much of my… Continue reading The Gift of Music
Hey Everyone! The Trophee Mondial opening night is in 4 days (Tues. Oct. 23), and have I been busy! I am looking forward to seeing all the talent that will be here from around the world - and I am especially looking forward to seeing three of The Portatos compete! This past week, an article… Continue reading Trophee Mondial: 2012 World Accordion Championships!