April 3, 2019 – Accordion Mixology, Lincoln Center, NYC

Bachtopus performs on day three of Dr. William Schimmel’s week-long residency at the Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center. This interactive day is designed for children and adults alike.

Additional performers include: The Main Squeeze Orchestra, Katrina Yaukey, Charita Patamikakorn, Miwa Gemini, Rachel Swaner, Jennie Muoio, Elaine Yau, Melissa Elledge, Sarah Starpoli, Dr. Denise Koncelik, Rebekah Allen, Micki Goodman, Erica Marie Mancini, Kathryn Andrews, and curator Dr. William Schimmel.

Seating in the Vincent Astor Gallery is available on a first come, first served basis throughout the day from 11am to 5pm. We ask that parents who bring their children to the event remain with them while in the gallery.

The event is from 11am to 5:30pm. Bachtopus performs at 4pm.

For more information: https://www.nypl.org/events/programs/2019/04/03/carousels-zombies-tentacles-and-other-gaseous-matters

December 2, 2018 – Brooklyn Accordion Club Holiday Concert

Are you looking for an incredibly unique and jolly way to celebrate the season? Join Bachtopus and the Brooklyn Accordion Club at Berg’n the first weekend in December to drink brews, sing holiday tunes, and immerse yourself in accordion majesty. This concert will feature accordion soloists and a “MEGA ENSEMBLE” of accordions and other instrumentalists directed by Dr. Denise Koncelik.

Admission: $5-10 (sliding scale/cash only) no advanced ticket available, please pay at the door.

Berg’n
899 Bergen St, New York, New York 11238

November 13, 2018 – SUNY Global Center

Bachtopus performs as the “house band” for a live taping of the entertaining and informative podcast “Person Place Thing,” hosted by Emmy Award winner Randy Cohen.  The featured guest is Marc Guggenheim, screen and television writer. The event takes place at the SUNY Global Center on 116 E 55 St., New York, NY 10022 at 6:30pm. For more information: https://personplacething.org/

SUNY Global Center on 116 E 55 St., New York, NY 10022

October 28, 2018 – St. Peter’s Episcopal Church

Bachtopus performs at 4pm as part of the Music in Chelsea series, whose proceeds go to the St. Peter’s food pantry. The program features the music of Peter Flint, Nathan Koci, Philip Glass, Arvo Pärt, Guy Klucevsek, J.S. Bach, and the Motion Trio.

Suggested donation: $10

346 W. 20th St. between 8th & 9th Ave.

July 27, 2018 – AAA Master Class Seminars, NYC

Bachtopus will be performing a short set with Dr. William Schimmel during the 24th annual AAA Master Class and Concert Series at the Tenri Cultural Institute in New York City. We will feature an original piece by Dr. Schimmel, Doug Makofka, and an arrangement by our own Jeanne Velonis. The evening concert will take place from 7-9pm. For more details about the workshop activities and evening performances, please visit the event website (http://www.ameraccord.com/annualmasterclass.php).

May 6, 2018 – St. Peter’s Episcopal Church

Bachtopus performs at 4pm as part of the Music in Chelsea series, whose proceeds go to the St. Peter’s food pantry. The program theme is “Bach to Basics,” where we will feature the music of J.S. Bach. We are also excited to feature work by Arvo Pärt, a new arrangement from Jeanne Velonis, and a premier of new work by Peter Flint.

346 W. 20th St. between 8th & 9th Ave.