Accordion Solo

“The two faces of the Accordion”

A musical project aimed to valorize the bewitching world of the accordion and divided into two parts:

In the first part are initially performed classical authors such as Domenico Scarlatti, Johann Sebastian Bach and Edvard Grieg, until to savor, in the second partthe fantastic world of the passionate tango, exciting and seductive, of the French Richard Galliano and especially the great Argentine artist Astor Piazzolla.

The Accordionist Giancarlo Palena in Concert at the Italian Institute of Culture in Dublin

Previous Solo Projects

“The Accordion becomes classical”

The aim of this project is to show how the modern Classical Accordion, an instrument that evolved in 1950’s, is linked to great composers of the past, from keyboard works of Johann Sebastian Bach until orchestral compositions of Edward Elgar.

Giancarlo Palena plays the French Suite No. 5 in G Major – BWV 816 – by J. S. Bach

“Between Tango and film music”

A Concert program dedicated entirely to savour the fantastic world of the passionate tango, exciting and seductive of the great Argentine artist Astor Piazzolla, going through some soundtracks from films that have made the history of the great cinema.

Giancarlo Palena plays Escualo, by Astor Piazzolla