When you think of the accordion, you may remember Saturday night polka dances, or reruns of the Lawrence Welk Show. But the accordion is truly a global instrument, with a genre-spanning repertoire that reflects the diversity of cultures all over the world.
Accordionist Micah Sommersmith is fascinated by the broad reach of his chosen instrument. His curiosity has led him to a world far beyond the German and Polish dance tunes we know and love, and his program, “Accordion Around the World”, highlights some of the music he has found along the way.
The sounds of Micah’s accordion will transport you to the vineyards of Italy, the bayous of Louisiana, the tango halls of Argentina, and - of course! - the beer gardens of Germany, to name just a few stops on the journey.
Memory Cafés are for those experiencing early stage dementia, mild memory loss or cognitive impairment, and for family and friends of those affected. It’s a great opportunity for lively discussions, information gathering, refreshments, camaraderie, and lots of creative fun thrown in! We have a gerontology professional on hand to answer questions and an enormous wealth of experience among participants to be shared. We’d be delighted if you would join us!
Sponsored by the Fox Valley Memory Project, Neenah Library, and Valley VNA.
This program was made possible by the Friends of the Neenah Library and the Neenah Public Library Trust Fund. Donations to the Friends and the Trust Fund are always accepted and appreciated.