Accordions Around the World
Dozens of accordionists perform in this wide-ranging cultural survey of an often-overlooked instrument
“‘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 Festival] might be the most eclectic” - Metro New York
“Offering accordionists an opportunity to change the stodgy image of their instrument” - The New York Times
Accordions Around the World is a weekly series featuring accordionists as well as bandoneon, bayan, concertina, and harmonium-players of different musical genres. Audiences have an opportunity to hear music from all over the world and to experience the wide range of this often overlooked and little-known instrument. The finale is Accordion Festival, a five-hour celebration of bands with at least one accordionist.
This series will return in 2018. Please check back in April for dates and times.