Hello Music Friends,
We had a great January here at ALSI with both an in-person meeting and also a
fantastic Zoom Showcase with accordionist Martina Li. I was so very happy to see some ALSI members, accordionists and friends come out to Escondido for my duo gig with
violinist Alicia Previn. It’s rewarding and inspiring for me to gig with wonderful musicians.
See you soon at Bailey Hall live, our main meeting location. Please check
out the ALSI website. The address, and a current calendar of events is there, too. A big Thank You to our webmaster, Al Piselli.
I hope that all of our club members and friends come out and support the many special
programs we have planned for our ALSI Sundays in the coming months.
All the best in health and happiness.
Gordon Editor’s note: Thanks to Lois for pointing that Alicia is also an author,
songwriter, and recording artist.
She is the daughter of Andre Previn.
- JANUARY 2023 message;
Hello ALSI members and accordion friends. -
Happy New Year to each of you and may this year continue to bring enjoyment playing and listening to accordion
music. A variety of accordion showcases and playouts are coming our way in 2023. Each month will be new and interesting as soloists, duet performances, group/ensemble music sets, and members and
guests take the stage to bring us some wonderful music. The accordion has once again taken the world stage.
You can hear the sounds of the accordion in many movie and television music tracks. Just listen, and be
surprised and amazed at what the accordion can sound like. Thank you for helping to make 2022 a successful year for ALSI events and meetings. We are now enjoying in person meetings on the second
Sunday of most months in the year.
In addition we will try to continue offering occasional open mic Zoom programs so our out of town members can
showcase their accordion artistry. These programs are fun with accordionists playing classical, standards, ethnic and other special songs that surprise the listener.
Note that we have two events in January: our regular in person meeting at Mount Miguel on January 8, and our
first special zoom event of the year on Sunday, January 22, featuring Martina Li, an amazing guest artist. Martina will play at 1 PM for about 40 minutes, followed by open mic. Check the monthly
calendar and join us for great times in 2023. See you all soon.
Hello Friends of the Accordion: DECEMBERS MESSAGE.
Sorry, Due to unforseen circumstances, we had ro calcel Decembers live meeting.due to Stormy weather.
The November ALSI program was lots of fun with members
playing a variety of music. Several solos, plus duets from two of our couples, and the ALSI Band selections took us on a musical journey to several countries. Thank you, accordionists! The practice
is worth it. The musicianship, expression and enthusiasm of the performers is fantastic. Let's do it again at the Dec. 11 meeting. The theme is Christmas and holiday music. You might even play a
favorite New Year’s Eve song. Enjoy the season.
Hello Friends of the Accordion: NOVEMBERS MESSAGE..
Accordionists near and far have been quite busy playing music at home parties, events and
the many local, regional and statewide Oktoberfest celebrations. I’ve had a great time this Oktoberfest season. It is so satisfying to see audiences smiling and having fun. The ALSI Band has been
busy playing at our meetings and playout events. They’ve practiced many hours in preparation for sharing accordion music with San Diego. Thank You, ALSI Band. It has been a pleasure playing with you
It is nice to have traditions. For many years, ALSI has
celebrated November with a Heritage Music Program. Once again, this year we will be playing songs from many countries at our November meeting. Two of our young artists will be also joining the
program. Please be with us November 13th. The accordion jamming was fun and will continue when time permits. Our December club meeting will have lots of festive Christmas music. I will be sharing new
Christmas accordion arrangements with you. Come to the November meeting to pick them up. Pdf files will be available for our out of town members and friends.
Be safe, and have a Happy Thanksgiving with your families.