The 20th Annual Las Vegas International Accordion Convention

October 14 - October 17, 2019

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PRESS RELEASE - TWENTY-YEAR CELEBRATION – REASON TO ATTEND!

October 14 – 17 we will celebrate our 20th year in Las Vegas with an Accordion Event (Party) of a lifetime! There are a few great reasons to attend – but perhaps the biggest reason is this year’s lineup of Accordion Stars including Professor Frederick Lips!

Yes you read that correct! Professor Lips – this is a once in a lifetime opportunity to hear and be in workshops with the most famous accordionist and accordion Professor in all of Europe and Russia. Of course we will be featuring the BEST of the BEST – with talent like Cory Pesaturo and MORE, plus Professor Sommers conducting the Las Vegas International Accordion Orchestra!

Come join the FUN – and be a part of our ROARING TWENTIES Celebration. The Las Vegas International Accordion Convention – where everyone is a STAR!

Those who have attended come back year after year because they know what fun and what a great value! If you have not attended then come find out why nothing else compares to the Accordion Celebration in Las Vegas!

When – October 14 – 17, 2019 – Rooms only $47 per night on our block with a special $12 per night resort fee savings! Plus we will take $50 off your registration when you book on the convention block – in addition to the Early Bird savings by registering before March 15! For registration details contact event organizer Paul Pasquali at paul@AccordionStars.com

 
Alexander Sevastian

Alexander Sevastian

October 2, 1976 – February 16, 2018

We are deeply saddened to learn that the Toronto accordion virtuoso, Alexander Sevastian, died on Friday in Ajijic, Mexico, a few hours before he was due to give a concert with the Quartetto Gelato.  It is reported he apparently died in his sleep due to a heart attack.

Alex loved performing and was very fond of appearing at the Las Vegas International Accordion Convention where he appeared no less than four times in the past 10 years and made many friends.  Alex, or Sasha as he is known to many, will be sadly missed and the accordion world has been dealt a huge loss with his passing.

Alex is survived by his wife Anya, their children Vladimir and Maria, his brother Vitali and his mother Nadya.  Please note that there is a go fund me account if you would like to help his wife and young family. 

Below is a performance of  Alexander Sevastian playing Invitation to the Dance (Weber), Sentido Unico (Piazzolla) & Neapolitan Dance (Tchaikovsky) for an enthusiastic crowd at the Glenn Gould Studio in Toronto, Nov. 2012.

GO FUND ME DONATION

A GoFundMe page has been started for Alexander's family at the following link where anyone can donate to help his family financially through this horrible time in their lives:

https://www.gofundme.com/alexander-sevastian-memorial-fund

 
Convention Artists Who Have Passed Away

In Loving Memory

To those whose character and personality have touched our hearts and whose music have made this world a better place. We will forever remember:

Myron Floren

Myron Floren

November 5, 1919 – July 23, 2005

Art Van Damme

Art Van Damme

April 9, 1920 – February 15, 2010

Frank Marocco

Frank Marocco

January 2, 1931 – March 3, 2012

Sylvia Marie Barber

June 8, 1938 – April 23, 2012

 

Carl Fortina

May 2, 1929 – January 30, 2014

Don Lipovac

April 3, 1935 – April 26, 2014

 

Dick Contino

January 17, 1930 – April 19, 2017

Anthony Tony Lovello

December 17, 1932 – September 3, 2017

 
 

 


Key Benefits of Attending the Convention

  • Join the fun and make new friends from all over the World.
  • See the latest in new accordions with factory exhibits.
  • Hotel accommodations are very inexpensive.
  • Be inspired by some of the finest.
  • Learn from the masters.

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• Outside USA +01 801-486-1695 •

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