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.

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