Update : 3/7/2008
"Accordion Summer Festa 2005" is Japan's Biggest Accordion Event !
"Accordion Summer Festa 2005" is being sponsored by Japan Accordion Association (JAA), now authorized as NPO (nonprofit organization), and is open to everyone regardless of nationality and age.
The festival will be held for six days from Thu. 25 August to Wed. 31 August, excluding Mon. 29 August 2005.
"4th JAA International Accordion Competition" is the main event of "Accordion Summer Festa 2005".

Plan Outline

Dates:
Thu. 25 August to Wed. 31 August, excluding Mon. 29 August 2005
Place:
Tokyo Metropolitan Edo-Tokyo Museum Hall
Sponsorship:
Japan Accordion Association (JAA)
Co-sponsorship:
Tokyo Metropolitan Edo-Tokyo Museum
All Kansai Accordion Association (AAA)
Japan Accordion Promotion Conference (JAPC)
Support:
Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Japan
Embassy of the People's Republic of China In Japan
Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Japan
Co-operation:
Roland Corporation
YAMAHA MUSIC TRADING
Schedule:
Thu. 25 August (afternoon) :
"Enjoy-the-evening-coolness at Edo-Tokyo Museum Accordion Summer Festival" (provisional title) :
Nodo-Jiman (singing to accordion accompaniment) , chindon-ya (comedy by costumed musicians), comic dialog , etc .

Thu. 25 August (afternoon) :
"Performance Competition" :
Originality and performance ability are important .
Both professionals and amateur players can take part . Musical genre is free .
Non- electric musical instruments only .
Performances may be solo or groups (plus at least one accordion player ).
Judging by popular note and judges comment .
We are planning to invite an outstanding accordion player in Japan as a guest .

Thu. 25 August (evening) :
"Accordion Summer Festa 2005 Opening Concert" (Provisional title ) :
Performances by the winners of the Kanto Accordion Association in the categories of duet and ensemble , players recommended by Viva Accordion or other accordion organizations , JAA directors , and professionals .

Fri. 26 August (morning and afternoon) :
"4th JAA International Accordion Competition Part 1" :
Opening ceremony /
Elementary school students Section /
Junior high school students Section /
Senior Section (for persons over 55 years of age)

Fri. 26 August (evening) :
" Grzegorz Stopa Accordion Recital " :
Solo performance by Grzegorz Stopa (from Poland), the Grand Prix winner at the 3rd JAA International Accordion Competition in 2002 and a duet with Koryun Asatryan (saxophonist), whose name is worldwide .

Sat. 27 August (morning and afternoon) :
"4th JAA International Accordion Competition Part 2" :
General Section (for persons over the years of high school students)

Sat. 27 August (evening) :
"Accordion Concert" (provisional title) :
We are planning a big performance by wonderful players such as Coba , who is now an outstanding accordionist in the world , Miki Mie (in the Netherlands) , Stefan Hussong (from Germany) and other players .

Sun. 28 August (morning and afternoon) :
"4th JAA International Accordion Competition Part 3" :
Advanced Section (free piece and set piece should be played ) /
Awards ceremony /
Closing ceremony

Mon. 29 August : No event as the Edo - Tokyo Museum is closed.

Tue. 30 August (afternoon) :
" Kids Accordion Festival " (provisional title) :
Children's accordion solo or ensemble performances .
The aim is to encourage accordion playing among children .


Tue. 30 August (evening) :
" Chinese Children Concert " (provisional title) :
By children invited from China .

Wed. 31 August afternoon and evening) :
" Accordion Seminar " (provisional title) :
We are planning some lectures by Stefan Hussong (from Germany), Miki Mie (in the Netherlands) , and others .

From 25 August to 31 August (excluding 29 August ) :
" Musical Instrument Fair " :
Scores , CDs , musical instruments , and related goods will be on sale .
We are asking Roland , Yamaha , and some other companies to be present .
Main schedule till the festival :
Entries start : 1 February 2005
Entries close : 31 May 2005
(A postmark on that day will be effective.).
Ticket sales start : March 2005
Destination:
Japan Accordion Association
The Clerk's Office of 4th JAA International Accordion Competition
TEL: 81+35909-3187 FAX 81+35909-3196
6-12-30 geino kadensya 3F nishishinjuku,shinjuku-ku,1600023 Tokyo,Japan

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TEL: 81+35909-3187 FAX 81+35909-3196
6-12-30 geino kadensya 3F nishishinjuku,shinjuku-ku,1600023 Tokyo,Japan
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