Bryant Park Presents
Accordions Around the World

"'accordion wizards' from around the planet try to impress one another and rock the park" - TimeOut New York

"No one else has hosted as diverse a range of events this summer as Bryant Park, but [Accordion Band Festival] might be the most eclectic" - Metro New York, on last year's festival

"offering accordionists an opportunity to change the stodgy image of their instrument" - The New York Times

Accordions Around the World is a weekly series that regularly features six accordionists as well as bandoneon/bayan/concertina/harmonium-players of different musical genres performing in various locations around Bryant Park. The series, produced with Ariana's List, represents many cultures and genres, offering audiences the chance to experience the often overlooked or little-known instrument.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Tasty food and picnic blankets on the lawn with 24 accordionists performing Argentine Tango, French, Italian, South Asian, Cajun, Irish, Zydeco, Japanese, Klezmer, Balkan, Brazilian, Colombian, Russian, and more. Produced with Ariana’s List.

Featuring:

Maestro Tito Castro
Brooke Watkins
Papa Joe De Clemente
Akbar Chaudhary
Matt Dallow
Phil Passantino
Erica Mancini
Christy McNamara
Kenny Margolis
Mark Hamza
Dmitry Sokolovsky
Sam Reider
Shoko Nagai
Michael Spudic
Eva Salina
Felipe Hostins
Amy Kohn
Earl Accordionist
Vitor Goncalves
Alma Mia Music
Alan Morrow
Melissa Elledge
Mikhail Smirnov
Mary Spencer Knapp

 
Wednesday, July 6, 2016

A weekly series featuring a total of over 75 accordionists, as well as bandoneon/bayan/concertina/harmonium-players, representing a vast spectrum of musical genres from many corners of the globe. Produced with Ariana’s List.

Eva Salina – Balkan
Laren Droll – Cajun + Zydeco
Papa Bavarian – German Oktoberfest
Peter Flint – Ragtime + Classical
Foncho Castellar – Colombian Cumbia + Vallenato
Madeline Solomon – Children’s Songs

 
Wednesday, July 13, 2016

A weekly series featuring a total of over 75 accordionists, as well as bandoneon/bayan/concertina/harmonium-players, representing a vast spectrum of musical genres from many corners of the globe. Produced with Ariana’s List.

David Hodges – Argentine Tango
Mindra Sahadeo – German South Asian
John Sherman – Cajun, Appalachian + Blues
Ismail Butera – Middle Eastern, Balkan + Afican
Jody Kruskal – Old Americana
Bachtopus – Contemporary Classical

 
Tuesday, July 19, 2016

*Note special day and time.

A weekly series featuring a total of over 75 accordionists, as well as bandoneon/bayan/concertina/harmonium-players, representing a vast spectrum of musical genres from many corners of the globe. Produced with Ariana’s List.

Jody Kruskal – Old Americana
Rob the Accordion Man – Doo Wop + Classic Rock
The Dolomites – Avant Garde Japanese + Romanian
Uri Sharlin – Brazilian + Balkan
Nathan Rivera + Jesse Andra – Gypsy Blues
Jet Black Pearl – French Waltzes, Dutch Rap + English Pop

 
Wednesday, July 27, 2016

A weekly series featuring a total of over 75 accordionists, as well as bandoneon/bayan/concertina/harmonium-players, representing a vast spectrum of musical genres from many corners of the globe. Produced with Ariana’s List.

Barry Adler – German + Austrian
Gregorio Uribe – Colombian Cumbia + Vallenato
Dan Gurney – Irish Traditional
Melinda Fields – Balkan
Ivan Filipchyk – 17th Century Baroque
Julie Winterbottom – Cajun Music from Louisiana

 
Wednesday, August 3, 2016

A weekly series featuring a total of over 75 accordionists, as well as bandoneon/bayan/concertina/harmonium-players, representing a vast spectrum of musical genres from many corners of the globe. Produced with Ariana’s List.

Albert Behar – Gypsy Jazz + Waltz Musette
Ariel Iud – Argentine Tango
Rob Curto – Brazilian Bluegrass
Lacey Anderson – Indie
Phil Racz – Classical + Brazilian
Shoko Nagai – Japanese + Jewish

 
Wednesday, August 10, 2016

A weekly series featuring a total of over 75 accordionists, as well as bandoneon/bayan/concertina/harmonium-players, representing a vast spectrum of musical genres from many corners of the globe. Produced with Ariana’s List.

Maestro Tito Castro – Argentine Tango
Melissa Elledge – Pop + Rock
Jenny Luna – Balkan + Turkish
Jaroslaw Palylyk + Walt Syzonenko – Ukranian Folk
Vitor Gonçalves – Brazilian Choro + Forro
Sadys Rodrigo Espitia – Columbian Cumbia + Vallenato

 
Wednesday, August 17, 2016

A weekly series featuring a total of over 75 accordionists, as well as bandoneon/bayan/concertina/harmonium-players, representing a vast spectrum of musical genres from many corners of the globe. Produced with Ariana’s List.

Yumbell Donato – Colombian Cumbia + Vallenato
Suzanne Davenport – French Musette
Tony Kovatch – French Musette + Gypsy Jazz
Mary Spencer Knapp – Cabaret, Soul + Pop
Uri Sharlin – Brazilian + Balkan
Niall O’Leary – Irish Traditional

 
Wednesday, August 24, 2016

A weekly series featuring a total of over 75 accordionists, as well as bandoneon/bayan/concertina/harmonium-players, representing a vast spectrum of musical genres from many corners of the globe. Produced with Ariana’s List.

Christina Crowder – Klezmer
Gregory Grene – Irish Rock
Alma Mia – Colombian Vallenato
Mario Tacca – French Musette + Waltz
Yuri Lemeshev – World, Classical + Jazz
Brooke Watkins – French Musette + Standards

 
Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Six exemplary NYC bands playing music from a range of cultures, each featuring an accordion, perform to thousands on the lawn. Produced with Ariana’s List.

Bands:
Silver City Bound (American Roots) 
Barynya Balalaika Trio (Russian)
Pistolera (Latin Alt Party)
Golem (Klezmer Punk)
Fidelina Pascual (Dominican Perico Ripiao)
Brooklyn Qawwali Party (Pakistani inspired Party Funk)

Soloists:
Ismail Butera with Natalia Perlaza: Epyllion
Gregory Grene
Albert Behar
Eva Salina & Peter Stan

and Gregorio Uribe

 
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