Open Meetings for all AAA members
April 2, 2017 – 3:00 p.m.
1401 Route 10 East
Whippany, NJ 07981
The Westmont Philharmonia Accordion Orchestra (WPAO) is a classical symphonic accordion orchestra. The WPAO is made up of 10 members from the area who perform serious classical and contemporary music. The primary conductor for the orchestra is Mr. Stanley Darrow. Various guest conductors are featured who have been from all around the world. The Orchestra features virtuoso artists as guest performers. Its concerts have been heard in Philadelphia, Chicago, New York, Europe and throughout New Jersey.
The Orchestra's repertoire is diverse. Performances include classical, contemporary, ethnic, original, and popular compositions. Classical works include music by Bach, Beethoven, Mozart, Wagner, and other great composers. Ethnic works include Balkan, French, German, Polish, Russian, and Ukrainian themes. Original accordion works are performed often to accentuate the broad musical power of the instrument. Popular composers represented in our performances include the Bee Gees, Bernstein, and Stevie Wonder.
The WPAO is privileged to have as Founder-Director-Conductor, Mr. Stanley Darrow, an internationally known classical accordionist. He has made a career of demonstrating the accordion's vast potential as a serious musical instrument of concert stature. Mr. Darrow founded the orchestra 1960, to provide accordionists with an outlet for their skills.
Hope to see you!
July 16th, 2017 - 9:00 a.m.
Westin Hotel at Forrestal Village
201 Village Boulevard, Princeton, NJ 08540
Hope to see you at the Breakfast Meeting!