Workshop: The Life and Music of Eugene Ettore by Rita Barnea
If you are interested in learning his music, please contact me at Ritabelll@aol.com and
|I was extremely fortunate to be his student. He prepared me for my long career as a music teacher in the public schools. Eugene Ettore inspired all of his students with an approach which included discipline, encouragement, and kindness. Those of you who had a music teacher as a guiding light in their lives will understand the importance of having a teacher/mentor. The lifelong benefits and influence branch out into so many other areas of life.|
|Eugene Ettore was well known as a fabulous composer for the accordion. He performed as both soloist and in the duet team, “Concert Duo” with Carmen Carrozza, his great friend. As a Renaissance man, Eugene Ettore also played the French Horn, and wrote method books for the accordion and French Horn. He was an artist, inventor, rebuilder of pianos and Braille transcriber etc. He was President of the AAA (American Accordionists’ Association) three times!|
|Joe Cerrito workshop 'Easy Accordion Repairs'||Joe Cerrito workshop|
|Joe Cerrito workshop||Joe Cerrito workshop|
|Cody McSherry at the Grayson Masefield workshop 'Movements with the Accordion'|
|Grayson Masefield at Workshop|
|AAA 80th Anniversary Festival Orchestra Rehearsal.|
|Mitch Guido conducting the Bob Vitale Youth Involvement Program Jazz Ensemble.|
80th Anniversary Gala Concert
|Kevin Friedrich announcing the performers.|
|Performers: Emmanuel Borowsky (violin), Dr. Robert Young McMahan (accordion), Cecylia Barczyk (cello).|
|Performing "Romp 5 for Violin, Cello and Accordion" composed by Dr Robert Young McMahan.
Performers: Emmanuel Borowsky (violin), Dr. Robert Young McMahan (accordion), Cecylia Barczyk (cello).
|Taking a bow.|
|Mary J. Tokarski, AAA President
Program: Visum et Impetus - Massimo DeLillo
Dark Eyes (Traditional) arranged by AAA Founder Charles Magnante
Whatever You Do by Karen Fremar.
|Video: Visum et Impetus - Massimo DeLillo|
|Video: Dark Eyes (Traditional) arranged by AAA Founder Charles Magnante|
|Mary Tokarski enjoying extended applause and standing ovation.|
|Video: Joseph Natoli performing Whatever You Do by Karen Fremar|
Program: 1. The One (For Stephen Dominko) composed by J. Natoli
2. Sonata in F Major (1st mvt) composed by J. Natoli. This work was commissioned by the AAA in
Celebration of the AAA 80th Anniversary. The complete composition is in these Daily Reports 9th July.
3. Here's That Rainy Day - J. Van Heusen (arr. J. Natoli)
4. Kinetic Tango composed by J. Natoli.
|Video: The One (For Stephen Dominko) composed by J. Natoli|
|Video: Here's That Rainy Day - J. Van Heusen (arr. J. Natoli).|
|Joseph Natoli||Joseph Natoli|
|Video: Ah vous dirai je, Maman - W.A. Mozart|
|Pondichery Tango - J. Richard
and the program by Grayson Masefield finished with a standing ovation.
|Stas Venglevski (accordion) and Tatyana Krasnobaeva (cymbalom)
Video of three selections from the program are below:
|A video of Stas Venglevski and Tatyana Krasnobaeva performing at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is on the next page of these Daily Reports (15/16 July red button below). These two excellent musicians received several standing ovations from the very appreciative audience.|
Post Concert Artists Reception
|Russkie Musikanti with three special guest artists.|
|Joan Sommers, Lynn Ewing, Kevin Friedrich, Beverly Fess, Betty Jo Simon.|
|Nathan Chapeton, Alex and Lilianna Chudolij of Music Magic.|
|Stas Venglevski, Joan Sommers, Lynn Ewing, Mary Tokarski, Beverley Fess,
Dr Leslie Strong, Nathan Chapeton, Rita Barnea