Entertaining with Accordion

Melodies from Around the World

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Concerts/Lectures


I provide an on-site musical and educational one-hour concert/lecture “Traveling with Accordion around the World” to residents of Senior Centers, Rehabilitation Centers, Nursing Homes, Assisted Living Facilities and Adult Health Centers, working in close relationships with Directors of Programs, Resident Service Coordinators and Activity Directors. These musical lectures are entertaining and engaging, where the audience takes a musical trip around the world with a live accordion performance, while enjoying slides and videos about the history of the country, historical places in the cities, people who live there and their traditions and the origins of the music I play. Residents can sing and dance along during these accordion performances, which also are very therapeutic and initiate physical activity / movement, provide an outlet for creative expression and motivate engagement with peers.  

Musical instruments, audio equipment, slides and lyrics for the audience sing-along are provided by Entertaining with Accordion

Special requests are welcome and I will try my best to accommodate them. 

OPTION 1:  Virtual World Tour with Live Accordion

One-hour audio/visual concert, where the audience takes a virtual trip to the country/region based on the package pre-selected prior to the performance.  On the flat-screen TV or wall screen/projector, audience enjoys one of my themed videos, accompanied by live accordion music of that country/region.  Videos are fun and informational and include historical places and popular attractions.

Here are the packages for Option 1: 

  • A Voyage to Paris – Virtual tour of Paris accompanied by live performance of popular French tunes, musette waltzes, French tangos, polkas and famous songs from French cinema.
  • Ciao, Italy! – Virtual tour of Italy, accompanied by live performance of Italian tarantellas, mazurkas, waltzes, Italian polkas, tangos and popular Italian and Napolitano songs and dances.
  • Carnaval! – Virtual tour of Central and South America, accompanied by live performance featuring the best of Latin songs and dances including Argentinean tangos, Brazilian sambas, bossa novas and more.
  • Spanish and Portuguese Tour – Virtual tour around Spain and Portugal, accompanied by live performance featuring traditional Spanish and Portuguese music, including paso dobles, fado and more.
  • The Passion of Tango – Virtual tour, accompanied by live performance featuring most beautiful tangos from Argentina and around the world.
  • Scandinavian Tour – Virtual tour of Scandinavian region, accompanied by live performance of Scandinavian folk songs and dances.
  • London and Dublin Tour – Virtual tour of London and Dublin, accompanied by live performance of English and Irish folk songs and dances.
  • Shalom, Israel! – Virtual tour of Israeli cities, accompanied by live performance of Israeli folk and secular songs and dances.
  • A Passage to Eastern Europe – Virtual tour, accompanied by live performance featuring Hungarian csárdás, Romanian sirba, Moldavian hora, Polish mazurka, polonaise, polka and more.
  • Russian and Ukrainian Tour – Virtual tour of Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Kiev, Lviv and Odesa, accompanied by live performance of Russian and Ukrainian folk and secular songs and dances.
  • Around the Word with Live Accordion – Virtual world tour, accompanied by live performance of music from 22 countries in Europe, Middle East, Central and South America.

OPTION 2:  Holiday Music with Live Accordion

One-hour audio/visual concert as in Option 1.  On the flat-screen TV or wall screen/projector, audience enjoys one of my holiday-themed videos, accompanied by live accordion holiday music. 

Here are the packages for Option 2: 

  • Valentine’s Day – Visual presentation, accompanied by live performance of love songs and romantic melodies
  • St. Patrick's Day – Visual presentation of St. Patrick parades, accompanied by live performance of Irish melodies
  • Memorial Day / Veteran’s Day – Visual presentation, accompanied by live performance of all-time favorite patriotic songs and melodies
  • Mother’s Day – Visual presentation, accompanied by live performance of songs dedicated to Mom
  • Oktoberfest – Visual presentation of the famous German beer festival, accompanied by live performance of Germans folk songs and dances
  • A Christmas Sing-Along – Visual presentation, accompanied by live performance of old-time Christmas favorites, while the audience sings along
  • Jewish Holidays - A Jewish Dance and Sing-Along – Visual presentation, accompanied by live performance of  Jewish holiday music (Purim, Simchat Torah, Hanukah, etc.), Klezmer tunes (Bulgar, Frailach, Hora, Sher), religious and secular songs and dances from Europe and Israel, while the audience dances and sings along

OPTION 3:  Live Entertainment

Live accordion music from any of the packages without the videos/visual aids.