Another word for ear candy?
You can rely on it: in yet another new and surprising combination, also the 13th Akkordeonale celebrates the instrument of unlimited possibilities. Accordion at its best!
A program full of sparkling temperaments, esprit and spicy variety awaits the audience: Breathtaking Serbian accordion virtuosity, fiery Brazilian forró and innovative world music full of zest for life meet Dutch sound aesthetics, enriched by the special tinge of cello, a percussive backdrop and a moderation worthy of cabaret.
As different as the personalities, cultural backgrounds and musical approaches may be, with music their common language, the musicians create a vibrant exchange that does not care about borders and separation.
With improvisational talent, spontaneity and the passion to put on a great concert together, the manifold musical possibilities intertwine, putting forth something new, something never heard before.
A celebration of sounds! Virtuosic and full of spirit! Adrenalin and balm for the soul!
A most exceptional event!
See – Listen – Enjoy
It is not to be expected that the Covid19 crisis will be over by next spring and that we will be able to return to normal in the cultural industry. So the concerts will certainly look a bit different under the current Corona regulations.
We have therefore decided to organize a Corona-compatible tour, so that there can still be an Akkordeonale in 2021.
Almost all musicians for the original 2021 lineup are from abroad and it is by no means certain that they will be allowed to enter in April (risk areas, closing of borders, quarantine, etc.)
So we have put together a new programme with musicians who all live in Germany. Most of them have already been part of the Akkordeonale.
Apart from that, the rest remains the same, from the quality to the international potpourri.
The programme from 2020 is moved to 2022, the musicians from 2021 are now coming in 2023.
About the Akkordeon
Affectionately known as squeezebox, belly pincher, hell’s bellows, or asthmatic worm, the accordion has at least as much charm as it has names.
And though many do love this instrument, play it themselves or have one stowed away in the attic, few know about the wild career and the world wide influence of this headstrong wonder-box.
Like almost no other instrument, the accordion (invented in 1829) has spread across frontiers and continents at a breathtaking pace.
Massively exported to colonies and imported through the hand luggage of emigrants, it has established itself amongst musicians across the whole world.
It’s hard to talk of the accordion. The instrument has again and again been modified, reconstructed, refined or been developed, according to local needs, into a variety of different types of instruments, that differ in size, system, form, pitch range and playing technique.