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News and Past Concerts

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

UPCOMING CONCERT: Classical to Tangos! Featuring world champion Grayson Masefield, Tango Volcado, and The Portatos!




Three dynamic music groups joining together for a fun night of music - Classical to Tangos! 

The Portatos | Modernized Accordion Band are a group of young musicians who play the accordion - in a new fresh modern way! Five accordions with a bass, drummer and violinist ready to take the stage! These young musicians are on a mission to expose the accordion as a cool but serious instrument that is capable of producing sounds the audience will enjoy. 

Joining the stage is Tango Volcado - an argentine tango quartet that is well known for capturing their listeners' heart with their caliber of musicianship and artistry. Enjoy some of the best tango music especially of Astor Piazzolla. 


The last half of the show features Grayson Masefield, a 6x World Champion Accordionist. He has brought many audience to tears with the beauty of his music and awed them with his amazing impeccable technique. His program consists of both classical and popular music.



When: July 2, 2015 at 7:00 PM

Where: The Bing Crosby Theater - 901 W Sprague Ave, Spokane, WA 99201

Cost: $10 at the door


Check out the Facebook event HERE

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Upcoming Concert | First Night Spokane


We are super excited to announce that The Portatos will be performing at First Night Spokane this New Years Eve!

What can you expect?  More fun, great music, and entertainment with favorites like: "The Final Countdown", "Mission Impossible", "James Bond", and more!

When:  December 31, 2014 at 7:00 and 8:00 PM!  Two performance times!

Where: The Spokane Public Library Downtown

For a map and schedule of all the venues, click here.  (PDF format)



Thursday, October 30, 2014

Upcoming: The Spokane Fall Folk Festival!

A fun collage of photos from last year's Fall Folk Festival. 

It's that time of year again!  Time to be thinking of fall leaves, all things pumpkin flavored, and the Spokane Fall Folk Festival!

I am so excited to share that The Portatos will be performing for their 4th year in a row at the Fall Folk Festival and we would love to have you join us!

When: Sunday, November 9 2014.   1:15 PM - 1:45 PM.

Where:  The Spokane Community College at 1810 N. Greene St, Spokane

Happy Fall and we'll see you at the Folk Festival!

More info on our Facebook Page.

The Portatos

Modernized Accordion Band

Since January of 2011, The Portatos | Accordion Band has been bringing smiles to faces young and old with their music and show-group qualities.Under the direction and coaching of Patricia Bartell of Able To Play Music LLC (Spokane, WA), The Portatos are held to high standards of musical and performance skill. The Portatos have performed at the Spokane Fall Folk Festival every year since 2011, the Spokane Interstate Fair in 2012 and 2013, on stage at the Bing Crosby Theater multiple times, and have been featured by KPBX Spokane Public Radio on air as well as for one of their free kid's concerts. They have competed at the accordion festivals in Leavenworth, WA and Victoria, BC and come away with first place winnings.

Fun. Upbeat. Unique. The Portatos enjoy their music and love sharing it with others.

12 Years
Age of youngest band members
8 Accordionists
Playing some of the coolest music ever!
12 Awesome Musicians
2 Bass Players, 1 Violinist, and 1 Drummer to add their skills to the mix!

Our Team

Patricia Bartell
Director
Accordionists

Yev Nosov

Corrie Nosov

Joe Raske

Jack Bross

Lilian Deck

Maya Phipps

Violin
Reagan Ivey
Bass
Joy Morin
Drums
John Brogan
The Portatos
Modernized Accordion Band

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