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Keys, Wind & Strings: Classical Accordion in Vancouver tonight! (and other Canadian metropolitan areas this month)

January 31, 2013
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For gosh sakes, if you’re in Vancouver tonight or tomorrow (Thurs, Jan 31 – Fri, Feb 1), go hear these women perform!

Accordionist Olivia Steimef

The Thin Edge New Music Collective is an international group of women who’re touring Canada.  Playing Vancouver tonight and tomorrow, then Victoria (Feb 3), Toronto (Feb 10), and Montreal (Feb 11).

  • Vancouver – January 31, 9 pm, 1067 EAST [not the address by the way], With guitarist/composer Jeff Younger, 1115b East Hastings, [that’s the address, at Hastings and Glen] $5
  • Vancouver – February 1, 8 pm, CMC Vancouver, 837 Davie Street, $15-20

We had them on the Accordion Noir Radio show last night and it was wonderful.  Click to listen to the show for a sample of what you may hear them play live.  (Beware the noise-music show winding up at the start before we go on.)

Piano accordionist Olivia Steimef’s bio from their site:

Olivia Steimel is a German accordion soloist and chamber musician. Dedicated to contemporary music she collaborates with international composers such as Anna Pidgorna, Michael Quell and Mario Mary performing their works in concerts (Canada, France, Germany and Italy), radio broadcasts (CBC) and recordings (Michael Quell-Chamber Music, Neos 2011). Since 2009 she has been a member of the Würzburg Philharmonic Orchestra. She won several prizes including first prize in the “Musikalische Akademie Würzburg” Competition (2010) and another prize in the 2010 German Conservatory Competition. With guitarist Josef Mücksch she received second prize in the 48th International Accordion Competition Klingenthal (2011) as well as first prize in the International Accordion Competition Castelfidardo (2011). In 2009 Steimel was awarded an ERASMUS study grant to study in Florence with Ivano Battiston. She is currently completing her pedagogical diploma at the University of Music Würzburg under the tutelage of Prof. Stefan Hussong with funding by “Yehudi Menuhin-Live Music Now” and the “Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes”.www.oliviasteimel.com

Thank you to all the guests on our show last night.  (They didn’t play their instruments, so as to keep us in suspense for tonight.  Give ’em a brake, they came straight from the air-port.)

Olivia Steimel-Accordion
Solomiya Moroz-Flute (and composer)
Cheryl Duvall-Piano
Ilana Waniuk-Violin
and Composer Anna Pidgorno.

Here’s details for the shows:
Keys, Wind and Strings– Sonic explorations for accordion, flute, piano and violin- Featuring guest artists German accordionist Olivia Steimel, and Montreal-based flautist/composer Solomiya Moroz and including new works by Solomiya Moroz and Anna Pidgorna.Canadian Concert Tour Dates*Calgary – January 21, 8 pm, Happening Festival of Music and Media,Eckhardt Gramatté Hall, $15-$20Vancouver – January 31, 9 pm, 1067 EAST, With guitarist/composer Jeff Younger, 1115b East Hastings, $5Vancouver – February 1, 8 pm, CMC Vancouver, 837 Davie Street, $15-20Victoria – February 3, 7:30 pm, Wood Hall, The Victoria Conservatory of Music, 900 Johnson St, $10-$15****Presented by Open Space Arts SocietyToronto – February 10, 3 pm, Gallery 345, 345 Sorauren Ave, $15-$20Montreal – February 11, 8 pm, Sala Rosa, With bass saxophonist/composer Jason Sharp, 4848 boul. Saint-Laurent, $10-15 *presented with generous support from the Canada Council for the Arts and the Shevchenko FoundationPremieres II5 premieres by emerging composers from Canada and Abroad: Molly Fishman, Sally Norris, Chris Thornborrow, Ryan Trew and Huw Webb.Saturday June 8, 2013, 8pm – Tapestry/Nightwood New Work Studio,Toronto.Sunday June 9th, 2013, 8pm – Button Factory, Waterloo.Tickets: $15 students/seniors/arts workers, $20 regularFor further details about upcoming events please check out our 2012/2013 Season.

See you there!

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