2020 Composers Commissioning Fund

Live performances have been supplanted by video presentations of recently commissioned works. Please see the Video page for details. We hope to return to live performance soon! Kindly follow us on email, Facebook, or Instagram for more details.

February 29, 2020 – “ACMA Presents”

Bachtopus will be performing an original piece by Peter Flint as part of an ongoing concert series sponsored by the Association of Classical Musicians and Artists (ACMA). Come join us for this wonderful program!

THE PROGRAM:

1. “Vissi d’arte” (from Tosca), by G. Puccini; “The Show Must Go On”, by Queen – Delia Koizumi, soprano and Gary Mayer, piano
2. Partita No. 1 in B minor for solo violin (BWV 1002): Courante, Sarabande, and Double, by J.S. Bach – Liuqing Zheng, violin
3. Partita No. 2 in C minor for solo keyboard (BWV 826): Sarabande and Rondeaux, by J.S. Bach – Zosia Skorko, piano
4. Suite de Ballet for flute and piano, by R.V. Williams – Carl Gutowski, flute and Toshiko Jones, piano
5. Dumka Op. 59, by P.I. Tchaikovsky – Ruoyuan Shen, piano
6. String Trio Op. 9 No. 1: I. Adagio – Allegro con brio, by L.V. Beethoven –
Silja Weber, violin; Marion Lederer, viola; Diana Wayburn, cello

INTERMISSION

7. A Gaelic Offering (An Gaelic Tiodhla): I: Ros Bothan (Rose Cottage); III: Loch Solas (Lake Solace); IV: Gearr Riomball (Describe a Circle), by C. McMichael
Masques, by A. McGinty
Coloratura for Flute Quartet, by S. Yagisawa –
The Lesbian and Gay Big Apple Corps Flute Choir: Esther Daye, Sariena Ellis, Marla Gotay, Sydney Hayes, Rickey Logan, Brian Luke, Scott Oaks, Laura Pologe, Pam Santiago, Amrita Seehra, and Greg Wyckoff, flautists
8. Cello Sonata Op. 99: II. Adagio affetuoso, by J. Brahms – Meredith Gennaro, cello and Neil Prufer, piano
9. “Highsummer: Brood V”, by Peter Flint – Bachtopus Accordion Quartet: Robert Duncan, Peter Flint, Mayumi Miyaoka, and Jeanne Velonis, accordionists
10. Nocturne Op.9 No. 1 in B Flat Minor, by F. Chopin; March, by V. Mustazadeh – Nargiz Aliyarova, piano

Domingo Hall
Opera America (National Opera Center)
330 7th Avenue, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10001

2/29/20 @2-4pm

Suggested donation $10

For more info:
https://www.nycclassical.com/

Oct. 27th, 2019 – St. Peter’s Episcopal Church

Bachtopus Breaks the Model

The Bachtopus Accordion Ensemble typically performs music by J.S. Bach and living composers. For our fall concert, we will be breaking tradition by playing classical selections from Mozart, Purcell, Fischer, and Stamitz. Come join the fun!

Suggested donation: $10 to support the local food bank

July 27, 2019 – AAA Concert Series, NYC

AMERICAN ACCORDIONISTS’ ASSOCIATION MASTER CLASS AND CONCERT SERIES

WILLIAM SCHIMMEL – MODERATOR AND CURATOR

JULY 26, 27, 28 AT THE TENRI CULTURAL INSTITUTE

43A WEST 13TH STREET – BETWEEN 5 AND 6 AVES

MASTER CLASSES AT 3 PM

CONCERTS AT 7 PM

$35.00 PER CONCERT

RESERVATIONS AND INFO – (917) 498-6823; Accordionbill@gmail.com

PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS ONLINE AT THE AAA STORE EVENTS SEGMENT

WWW.AMERACCORD.COM  – 2019 AAA MASTER CLASS AND CONCERT SERIES

PARTICIPANTS WILL INCLUDE:

Micki Goodman, Paul Stein, Dr. Robert Young Mc Mahan, Will Holshouser, Brian Dewan, Gene Pritsker, Melissa Elledge, Mark Nathanson, Benjamin Ickies, Godfrey Nelson, Lorraine Nelson Wolf, Dragica Banic Curcic, Erica Maire Mancini,Dave Soldier, Mayumi Miyaoka, Dan Cooper, The Yorkvillians, Max Maples,Rachel Swaner, Ted Nash, Bachtopus, Mayumi Mayaoka, Peter Flint, Robert Duncan, The Main Squeeze Orchestra, Milica Paranosic, Peter Jarvis, David Stoler, Lauren Flanigan, David First, Mary Spencer Knapp, Dr. Hugo Goldenzweig, Lee Mc Clure, Ken Laufer, John Foti, Kathleen Tipton, Bob Goldberg, The Famous Accordion Orchestra, Corn Mo, Rachid Eladlouni,  Linda Reed, Rita Barnea, Dr Denise Koncelik, Alicia Svigals,Jeanne Velonis, Sydknee, Peter Jarvis, Rocco Anthony Jerry, Miwa Gemini, Jenny Cho, Elliott Sharp, Jennie Muiio, Elaine Yau, Carita Patamikakam, Kathryn Andrews and many others and a few surprise guests – and Dr. Schimmel.

May 11, 2019 – South Park Slope, Brooklyn

Join Bachtopus as we celebrate spring with the Brooklyn Accordion Club at the 6/15 Spring Festival Saturday, May 11 (May 12 if it rains). The festival runs from 11-5pm, and our performance starts at 3pm. Live music and activities for the whole family.

Location: Corner of 6th Ave. & 15th St.

For more information: https://www.615green.org/

May 7th, 2019 – The Little Church Around the Corner

Join Bachtopus for a lunchtime snack near Madison Square Park at the The Midday Music Series, which presents a variety of musical artists starting April 30. The half hour concert begins at 12:30 pm. Suggested donation is $6.

The Church of the Transfiguration (The Little Church Around the Corner)

1 East 29th St, New York, NY 10016

May 5th, 2019 – 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, Bill Schimmel, Philip Glass, Arvo Pärt, Mikhail Glinka, Guy Klucevsek, Lars Hollmer, J.S. Bach, and more.

Suggested donation: $10

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

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