TIT001: "In Concert"
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Theme from New York, New York F. Ebb / J. Kander, arr. Jeff Lisenby
Hot Stuff (Heisser Draht) Felix Lee
Serenata Leroy Anderson, arr. Matti Viljanen
Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, Serenade in G, K. 525 (1st mvt.) W. A. Mozart, arr. Brett Gibson 5:20
Kesäillan Valssi Op. 1 (Summernight's Waltz) O. Merikanto, arr. L. Pihlajamaa 3:58
Black and White Peter Waldmann 2:15
Waltz of the Flowers (from "The Nutcracker Ballet", Op.71) P. Tchaikovsky, arr. A. Galla-Rini 5:45
Dizzy Fingers Zez Confrey, arr. Pukara-Reed / Silfverberg 2:44
Selections from "My Fair Lady" Lerner-Loewe, arr. Palmer-Hughes 8:40
Mom's Polka Sonny Doss 2:17
Here and There (Drauf und Dran) Kurt llling 2:07
Gershwin! G. Gershwin, arr. Palmer-Hughes 6:16
A Jazz Burlesque Gary Daverne 2:56
Paris Medley arr. Palmer-Hughes 5:40
Too Fat Polka arr. Pukara-Reed / Silfverberg 1:51
"A Chorus Line" Medley M. Hamlisch / E. Kleban, arr. Jeff Lisenby 7:08
Säkkijärven Polkka trad. Finnish, arr. J. Silfverberg 2:12
Jambalaya H. Williams, arr. Jeff Lisenby 1:51
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New York, New York
Waltz of the flowers

From the tiny islands of New Zealand, nestled deep in the South Pacific, to the farmlands in the heart of America, to the Finnish "Land of the Midnight Sun", Kevin, Julie and Juha give true meaning to the name The International Trio.

All former students of Joan C. Sommers at the University of Missouri - Kansas City, Kevin, Julie and Juha have formed an accordion trio which has received critical acclaim the world over.

During the early months of 1991 as result of the Gulf War playing havoc with the airline industry, Kevin was temporarily laid-off from his job as a flight attendant TWA. During this time he returned to Kansas City, and, during a social evening with felow accordionists Julie and Juha Silfverberg, the idea of a trio was formed. After listeningto a recording of a very successful group named the Titano Trio, from Texas, they decided that thid was and excellent format to follow...thus The International Trio was born.

Very soon the airline industry recovered and Kevin was back in New York flying. However, the Trio continued and has since developed into a world class ensemble performing classics, original accordion music, Broadway show tunes and popular favorites.

With music as their language, the goals of The International Trio are to promote the accordion, friendship and good will with people the world over. The Trio has performex across the United States and as far afield as New Zealand, Finland, and Estonia.

"It is very rewarding for us, as musicians, when we can inspire peoples' appreciation of the accordion while sharing the extensive variety of music that we have to offer," remarks The International Trio.

The Trio has been privileged to attract interest from some well known composers and arrangers. For a concert tour to New Zealand composer and conductor of the Auckland Symphony Orchestra, Gary Daverne, wrote the piece "A Jazz Burlesque" for the Trio. After hearing the Trio perform at the Accordion Teachers' Guild Festival in Chicago, composer/arranger Sonny Doss, from New Hampshire, provided the Trio with "Mom's Polka". More recently prominent Nashville musician adn former U.S. Accordion Champion Jeff Lisenby has arranged several numbers especially for the Trio including "New York, New York", "Jambalaya" and "A Chorus Line". In concert The International Trio presents a lively and entertainment show. Performing exclusively by memory, the Trio has worked with Kansas City dance instructor/actress Melanie Mays-Barnard to add choreography to some of their numbers. The Trio feels taht it is important to be pleasing to the audience both visually and musically. So, in addition to costume changes, they are constantly exploring new ways to add entertainment value to their performances.

This CD represents the program performed in 16 concerts througout Finland and Estonia in August 1993. With the extensive variety of repertoire, we hope you will enjoy what has been described as"... a magic blend of accordion music at it's finest..."

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