July 13: Accordionist Nick Ariondo and Friends

July 13: Accordionist Nick Ariondo and Friends

Accordionist and composer Nick Ariondo joins with clarinetist Larry Hughes and violinist Ben Powell  perform music to celebrate Bastille Day.

Nick Ariondo, a recipient of many awards, is internationally recognized as a concert artist and composer. His performances and compositions have raised the status of the accordion—he has promoted and presented the instrument in chamber concerts, solo recitals, and orchestra appearances. Equally proficient in musical styles ranging from the great classics to contemporary and ethnic and jazz, Ariondo has won accolades from noted composers, conductors, and musicians alike. His versatility also includes technical expertise on piano and electronic keyboards. A pioneer in his field, Ariondo continues to inspire audiences while exploring new avenues and innovative techniques through his music. He received his master of arts degree in performance and composition from California State University, Los Angeles.

This concert is sponsored by a generous grant from the Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts

Sunday at 6pm
Bing Theater | Free, no reservations required
Live Stream | At concert time only

KUSC Podcast
Download | Available for one week after the live performance