|Thank you to: (alphabetical order) Rita Davidson Barnea, Lou Coppola,
Kevin Friedrich, Joan Grauman, Harley Jones, Alison Worthington for help with providing photos.
Thank you to Dan and Joan Grauman for providing video.
|1. Sonata in F for solo accordion, (In the Classical Style, for free bass accordion) by Joseph A. Natoli was comissioned by the American Accordionists Association for their 80th Anniversary. For carpel tunnel reasons, Joseph Natoli was not able to perform the work today but we have an mp3 file, link just below. The video above is composer Natoli saying some words about the work.
Sound File of Sonata in F.
Sample sheet music: Pages 1-3, Sonata in F. pdf file.
|2. Carousel of Dreams composed by Guy Klucevsek and performed by Cody McSherry.
|3. Ka Mate composed by Gorka Hermosa and performed by Grayson Masefield
|Grayson Masefield performing the Maori War Challenge Haka at the end of the Ka Mate work
after which he received a standing ovation.
|Grayson Masefield - pictured at the end of the New Zealand Maori war challenge.
Thank you to Lou Coppola for the above pictures.
|During the space between the concerts the accordion displays were busy.|
Coupe Mondiale Qualifying Category Audition
Auditioning for Junior Coupe Mondiale category, 2018.
Jury: Grayson Masefield and AAA 2nd Vice President Linda Soley Reed.
|1. Sonata in Fm K386, Scarlatti|
|2. 4th mvt, Zolatariev Sonata|
|3. Tango pour Janet composed by Nathan Chapeton.
Meet and Greet
|Lou Coppola and many friends, left to right: Lilliana Chudolij, Mary Tokarski, Joe Cerrito, Joan Grauman, Stas Venglevski, Lou Coppola, Rita Barnea, Tatyana Krasnobaeva, Harley Jones, Joan Sommers, Alison Worthington, Kevin Friedrich Lionel Reekie, Robyn Leersnyder.|
|Lou with Stas Venglevski and Tatyana Krasnobaeva|
|Great friends, and also many years earlier very competitive representatives of the USA at the Coupe Mondiale,
Joan Sommer and Lou Coppola.
|Joseph and JoAnn Natoli and Dr. Leslie Strong||Dr Joe Ciccone and daughter Gia.|
|Megumi Hada||Megumi Hada|
|Enthusiastic audience watching Meet and Greet performers.
||TV Station WUSA9 came and were filming Nathan Chapeton performing.|
|Lionel Reekie performing and singing for TV. In the foreground is Debra Alfarone, Anchor for WUSA9.|
|Codie McSherry and Joan Grauman|
|Lynn Ewing and Joan Grauman||Harley Jones taking pictures.|
|Beverly Roberts Curnow, Dr Robert Young McMahan, Joseph Natoli.|
|Left to right: Joe Ciccone, Marilyn O'Neil, Joe Cerrito, Joan Grauman, Rita Barnea,
Betty Jo Simon, Joseph Natoli, Lou Coppola.
|Cody McSherry and Joan Grauman|
|Father Ed Bucheit||Betty Jo Simon|
|Sax player Vaughn Ambrose and Joe Cerrito||Joe Cerrito|
|Joan Grauman with video camera.
||Lou Coppola is an excellent photographer and is being presented a Lifetime Achievement Award later in the week.
|Lionel Reekie, Kevin Friedrich Tatyana Krasnobaeva and Stas Venglevski.|
|Joan Grauman, Dr Robert Young McMahan and his wife Anne.|
Reception and After Hours Club
|Ken Kunec||Mara Cherkasky and Joan Grauman|
|Peter Peluso||Frank Busso Sr.|
|Frank Busso Sr. entertaining at the late hours bar.|