Alex Almeida Cathrin Pfeifer Johanna Stein Jordan Djevic Servais Haanen Julius Oppermann

Akkordeonale 2021

Servais Haanen

Another word for ear candy?

AKKORDEONALE

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

Outlook

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.

Musicians:

Cathrin Pfeifer (Germany)
Enchantress on the Accordion
Alex de Almeida (Brazil)
Rapid Rhythms and Passion
Jordan Djevic (Serbia)
Key magic from the Balkans
Servais Haanen (NL)
The Master of Fine Sounds
Julius Oppermann (Germany/USA)
Percussion
Johanna Stein (Germany)
Cello

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.

Kindly supported by:

Akkordeon Magazin Music Contact Bernhard Zimmermann Hohner