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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

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

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

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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