REEDBLOCKS 1st International Accordion Festival in Thessaloniki
The soul of the accordion. We turned to the inside of the instrument in naming the first international festival in northern Greece based around the accordion. Thessaloniki has a vibrant cultural life in which the accordion, during the last several years, has played an important role - both in classical and contemporary music and in folk music.
From 13 to 15 April 2018 We invited musicians from the most different musical environments to present some of the faces of the instrument: the accordion in today’s avant-garde, the accordion in rebetiko through the music of Armonika, a lost instrument, and two accordions in realizing imaginative transcriptions of orchestral works of the classical repertoire.
Matti Pulkki, Iraklis Vavatsikas, Ander Tellería and Mateja Zenzerovic will be presented in three concerts, accompanied by four different workshops/seminars:
for adults who play the accordion and want to be introduced to the Music of Armonika in Rebetiko (Iraklis Vavatsikas) for children who want to know about the accordion (Vasiliki Psyrra) for composers (Matti Pulkki) for those who wish to see the accordion from the inside (Panagiotis Zafeiriou)
For all who want to see the world of the accordion more closely.