When: Sun., Dec. 1, 3 p.m. 2013
The accordion may have found more of a permanent home in Spokane after last year’s World Trophy Accordion Championship was held here. Many may stereotype the multifaceted instrument as intended for one genre of music — polka. Since the competition came to town, not only has support for the accordion increased in Spokane, the instrument has also been recognized as one that can play many types of music with versatility and harmony. Highlights of this upcoming performance include 13-year-old Naomi Harris, who competed in last year’s competition, as well as the Portatos, an accordion band that covers hits like “Surfin’ U.S.A.” and “The Final Countdown.” And don’t forget the Vivace Accordion Orchestra.
Emera L. Riley