Thursday, October 29, 2020

Heads Up! Young Virtuoso Cody McSherry in Concert!

 The Connecticut Accordion Association and the American Accordion Association is proud to feature 17 year old Cody Mc Sherry in Concert!  Cody is a 17 year old accordionist from Lancaster, PA.  He is currently a student of Mary Tokarski.  He has been studying piano accordion for 11 years, styrische harmonika for 9 years and C system chromatic accordion for 2 years.  He has performed at many venues, including the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.  Cody loves European folk music.  In this concert, he performs a variety of classical and ethnic pieces.  

To access the video of the concert, click NEXT EVENT

Gerry Hertel

 The Connecticut Accordion Association recently lost a long time member and orchestra member.  Gerry Hertel passed away on October 11, 2020. He was 97 years old.  He graced the orchestra for most of the last 16 years of its existence. An avid accordionist since his youth, he often performed solo at CAA gatherings.

He will be missed.  His memory will forever live on in our hearts and in our music.


APRIL 24, 1923 - OCTOBER 11, 2020

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

A Gift from CAA Orchestra Conductor Peter Peluso


As the CAA Orchestra has been on hold during the pandemic, CAA Orchestra Conductor Peter Peluso has been feverishly working the bellows of his Borsini. Sometimes alone, other times in collaboration with his wife, Mary Jane Peluso, Peter has been boosting the morale of the CAA orchestra by regularly sending out pieces he’s perfected using the Acapella App. This app allows for either solo or multiple musicians to record musical parts of a song separately and then join the parts and…..voila! You have a song! The process takes place safely with a wonderful final product that includes a video of him playing each of the parts.

Peter created what I realized was a full concert!!! This concert has been made available to CAA members. It will be available for general public viewing within the next week.