Meet the United States’ first digital accordion orchestra, the New England Roland V-Accordion Orchestra. Organized by Springfield, MA Roland V-Accordion dealer Sam Falcetti, this unique digital orchestra features more than 25 accordion players with a wide range of musical perspective, including accordion contest champions, semi-professional accordionists, students and accordion hobbyists. The orchestra’s premier performance is scheduled during the 51st annual New England Music Festival, the weekend of April 5, 2013 in Newton, MA at the Newton Marriott.
In 2011, after adjudicating at Roland’s 5th International V-Accordion Festival in Rome, Sam was convinced that an instrument this incredible was deserving of an entire digital accordion orchestra. Harnessing this inspiration, Sam set out to create the first group of its kind in the U.S. After many months of planning and recruiting musicians, Sam finally kicked off rehearsals for the orchestra in February 2013, just in time for the New England Roland V-Accordion Orchestra to make its April 2013 debut. The orchestra features four Roland U.S. V-Accordion Festival champions, Daniel Pavlotsky and Ollie Luey, Junior Division winners, and also Christopher Gorton and Danielle Renzi, Senior Division winners. A talented roster of drummers, percussionists, guitarists and vocalists will also accompany the orchestra.
During his career, Sam Falcetti has conducted many different groups, including the Springfield Accordion Orchestra which toured in Japan, Italy, New Zealand, and the United States. He also directed this orchestra on the nationally televised David Frost Show with Roberta Flack. The Westfield State College Accordion Ensemble performed twice at Carnegie Hall under Sam’s direction, and he and his son Michael conducted a 50-peice orchestra in celebration of the the Accordion Teachers Association of Massachusetts 50th Anniversary and his store, Falcetti Music.
For more information about the debut performance or about joining the group, please call Mike Falcetti at 413.543.1002 EXT 105 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.