Honors Accordion Retreat – Nov. 12 thru Nov. 17
ACCORDION WORLD is colliding right here in Houston and I need to include you ALL in our plans! This list just keeps getting LONGER!
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN – the 1st 10 to register – get great discounts!
Please see the NEW WEBSITE for Accordion Honors Retreat Nov 12-17 2015
#1 – Stas Venglevski – is coming to Houston to conduct workshops and give private lessons (click link for more details) AND an evening CONCERT! (with dinner buffet) – Monday
#2 – Mario Pedone – PhD in Accordionist Performance – will be conducting an entire DAY LONG workshop – He promises – we will play JUST LIKE HIM – when the day is done! Private Lessons also available. (click link for more details) AND an evening CONCERT! AND DANCE – with a dinner buffet – Friday
#3 – Accordion Virtuosi – Russian Accordion Orchestra will be performing at Jones Hall in Houston on Sat. Nov. 14 (click the link to read more) Saturday AND an opportunity to attend a MASTER CLASS TAUGHT by 2 of the performers
#4 – Society for the Performing Arts has contacted me to conduct a concert in the lobby prior to the Accordion Virtuosi concert – with participants receiving free admission to the concert. (click link for more details)
#5 – Wurstfest – Texas Largest German Festival – we had already rented a bus and was organizing a “field trip” to the festival for that Sunday – Nov. 16. We were planning an ACCORDION FLASH MOB plus 2 – 20 min. performances – for the festival. Participants get FREE ADMISSION.
#6 – Intro to Honors Accordion Certificate Program – I will use this opportunity to introduce the attendees to the Accordion Certificate Program – and even present the certificates to those that have already completed their first Levels.
Please Pick what you would like to do – DO IT ALL or DO just a FEW DAYS – just plan to HAVE FUN!!! ALSO – Stas Vanglevski, Mario Pedone, Accordion Virtuosi, Shelia Lee, Debra Peters, Mike Kelly, Chuck Henry, Bill Palmer, and more will be teaching sessions and private lessons.
Schedule Outline: Thurs Nov. 12 to Tues. Nov. 17
- Thurs. – WELCOMES – 1PM
- Thurs – Lesson Sessions – 1 to 6 pm
- Thurs – Orchestra Rehearsal 7 pm to 9 pm (Stas Conducting)
- Thurs – 9 pm – Daily Awards and Jam Session
- Fri. – ALL DAY Sessions – with Mario Pedone 8:30 to 7
- Fri. – Mario’s Concert & Dance (Buffet Dinner Served)
- Fri. – 9 pm Daily Awards
- Sat. – Non – Orchestra Attendees – we have Morning Workshops for you!
- Sat. – All Orchestra Day – 9 am to 2 pm
- Sat. – 2:30 pm – leave for Jones Hall Performance and Concert AND MASTER CLASS conducted by Accordion Virtuosi (By Bus)
- Sun. – ALL DAY TRIP – 8am – bus leaves for Wurstfest (or drive yourself)
- Mon. – ALL DAY Sessions 9 to 5:30
- Mon. – Stas Concert – 7:30 (Buffet Dinner Served)
- Mon. – 9 pm Daily Awards and Jam Session
- Tues. – Sessions – 9 am to 1 pm
- Tues. – 1:00 – Retreat GOODBYES & Certificate Awards
UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY – You will select the topics to be covered in the Workshops! Please fill out the form below – Stas Enroll Request form. (14 total workshops)
Click to Request topics for Workshops – Stas Workshops – Enrollment Form 2015 (revised 7-2) – email to firstname.lastname@example.org
This is a PLAYING Accordion Retreat – BRING YOUR ACCORDION!
Hotel – near Hobby Airport – not near IAH (BUSH)) – Four Points by Sheraton Houston Hobby Airport – 8720 Gulf Freeway · Houston, Texas, 77017 · Phone: 713-948-0800 · Hotel Reservations: 866-716-8133 – Ask for Accordion Retreat – FIRST 10 People can ask for a FREE UPGRADE TO SUITE ROOM – $99 per night – which includes FREE HOT BREAKFAST for entire room daily.
FREE HOTEL AIRPORT SHUTTLE to and from HOBBY AIRPORT. (Out-of-Towners – for the Mon-Tues workshops – plan to arrive Sun PM and we can have you back to the airport for a 5:30 pm flight or after on Tues.)