Guerra e Pace (War and Peace) A free bilingual poetry and prose event with live music – Romano Viazzani on accordion

Guerra e Pace - War and Peace Poster


by Tricolore Theatre Company

Sponsored by The Mazzini-Garibaldi Foundation & supported by The British-Italian Society.

sabato 12 novembre alle 20.00  / Saturday 12th November at 8pm

Un evento gratuito di poesia e prosa bilingue e musica dal vivo / A free bilingual poetry and prose event with live music.

Chiesa Italiana di San Pietro / St Peters Italian Church. 136 Clerkenwell Road, London EC1R 5EN

Rinfresco presso la Casa Italiana San Vincenzo Pallotti (accanto alla chiesa) /Refreshments at Casa Italiana San Vincenzo Pallotti club (next door to the church).

JOSEPH LONG (Giuseppe) (Actor)
MAYA McCOURT (Musician – Cellist)
ALLISON ROSSER (Musican – Clarinet)
ROMANO VIAZZANI (Musician – Accordion)
NADIA OSTACCHINI (Producer / Actor)
JOSHUA KAYE (Music Director / Composer)
ANDREA DEL CORNO’ (Italian Specialist London Library)


Joseph Long
Joseph Long
 Roberto Landi
Roberto Landi
Maya McCourt
Maya McCourt
Allison Rosser







Romano Viazzani - accordion
Romano Viazzani
Dimitry Devdariani
Dimitry Devdariani
Nadia Ostacchini
Nadia Ostacchini






Tricolore Theatre Company

Tricolore Theatre Company, a non-profit venture, was founded in 2007 by actress Nadia Ostacchini. Its main aim is to promote international theatre, literature, and language, although as its name suggests, the primary emphasis is on Italian work, specialising in bilingual plays for children. Tricolore’s first Christmas show, ‘THE GINGERBREAD MAN/L’OMETTO DI PAN PEPATO’, in a new adaptation by Penny Culliford, toured London and Rome in 2008-2009. Amongst other bilingual poetry and music evenings, performances and children’s entertainment sessions, a new Bolivian play at The King’s Head theatre in 2010 was followed by an English / Italian commedia inspired play, ‘THE GOLDEN CHAIN/LA CATENA D’ORO’ at the Theatro Technis theatre in 2012.  Two historical re-enactments at Fishmonger’s Hall and Freemason’s Hall in 2014 followed as part of a series of events organized by The Mazzini Garibaldi Club in collaboration with the Italian Embassy, commemorating Giuseppe Garibaldi’s visit to London in 1864.  Their recent play SAFFRON HILL, written to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the Arandora Star tragedy, played to a sell-out audience at The Pleasance Theatre in October 2015.  Tricolore are currently exploring sponsorship opportunities to stage a re-run of Saffron Hill as well as the premiere of a new bilingual English/Italian production for children aged 4-8 years in 2017.

They would like to thank The Mazzini Garibaldi Foundation for sponsoring GUERRA E PACE, The British Italian Society for their very kind donation and both ST PETERS ITALIAN CHURCH & CASA ITALIANA SAN VINCENZO PALLOTTI for hosting their event.

Metro: Farringdon or Chancery Lane.

Bus routes: 19, 38, 55 & 341.

Sono gradite le donazioni a favore della Chiesa / Donations will be welcome.  All proceeds will go to the church.

Joanna Strand and Jacqui Tate at The Pheasantry – Wednesday 16th November 2016 – Romano Viazzani on accordion

Joanna Strand and Jacqui Tate- St Pancras Station

Joanna Strand and Jacqui Tate in cabaret at The Pheasantry

Joanna Strand and Jacqui Tate will be back at The Pheasantry with their usual line-up of musicians to present their fabulous autumn cabaret.  Joanna Strand and Jacqui Tate have been very busy of late with their Theatre careers.  Joanna is back playing Madame Giry in Phantom of the Opera at Her Majesty’s Theatre, Haymarket, where Joanna and Jacqui first met performing together on that stage and Jacqui has just finished a run in Rogers and Hammerstein’s Allegro at the Southwark Playhouse.

Romano Viazzani will be back on accordion along with John Bailey on Piano, Jason Reeve on Drums and Yaron Stavi on Double Bass. There will be some of the ladies’ staple favourites as well as some exciting new musical arrangements.  Don’t miss this event and brighten up a darkening autumnal midweek night!

Show starts at 8pm


The Pheasantry at Pizza Express

152–154 Kings Road, SW3 4UT London, United Kingdom

Accordionist Maurizio Minardi at the Crypt of St Martin-in-the-Fields with Gabrielle Ducomble 9th November 2016

Maurizio Minardi and Gabrielle Ducomble

Maurizio Minardi. Café in the Crypt – St Martin-in-the-Fields with Gabrielle Ducomble

On Wed 9th November 2016 accordionist and jazz pianist Maurizio Minardi will be playing in the Cafe’ in the Crypt of St. Martin-in-the-Fields featuring tunes from his latest albums and some from his upcoming album together with a fabulous group of musicians; Nick Pini on Bass and Jason Reeve on Drums
The wonderful Gabrielle Ducomble will join him in the second set, singing french songs included music by Edith Piaff, Serge Gainsbourg, Charles Trenet and Richard Galliano
Video ‘Black Book live at the Crypt’ :
Video Gabrielle Ducomble:

ZZ Music are pleased to stock Minardi’s albums  

Maurizio Minardi – piano and accordion
Nick Pini – double bass
Jason Reeve – drums
Gabrielle Ducomble – voice

Music from 8pm
Doors open 6.30pm
Tickets from £8

St Martin-in-the-Fields
Trafalgar Square
London WC2N 4JH
United Kingdom
Phone: 020 7766 1100

Southern Cone Quintet perform at SOAS 4th November 2016. With Iñigo Mikeleiz Berrade on accordion

Southern Cone Quintet at SOAS

Southern Cone Quintet perform at SOAS

Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, SOAS, University of London
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG

Enquiries: E-mail: / Tel: 020 7898 4500

Friday November 4th 2016  at 7 PM – 9 PM

Southern Cone Quintet are performing at School of Oriental & African Studies as part of their concert series. Doors are at 18.30, music at 19.00. Entry is free but please use the ticket link to make your reservation.
Southern Cone Quintet takes its name from the geographical area of the same name, embracing the countries of Uruguay, Argentina and Chile. The Southern Cone has a rich and diverse musical tradition, with genres including Tango, Cueca, and Candombe, as well as indigenous ethnic forms such as Mapuche music.

It is from this rich earth that the Southern Cone Quintet draws its inspiration. The repertoire consists of re-arrangements of pieces from a wide variety of sources. From twentieth century composers like Astor Piazzolla and Violeta Parra, to traditional folk songs and ancient native chants. While the style resembles Nuevo Tango, it could also be described as “Nueva Cueca” or “Nuevo Candombe”.

The performers are as diverse as the music itself. They include a Chilean-born arranger and woodwind player, a Spanish prodigy accordionist, a classical violinist of Bosnian roots, as well as a jazz guitarist and double bassist (both British).

Anisa Arslanagić – violin
Claude Werner – clarinet/flute/arranger
James Kitchman – electric guitar
Iñigo Mikeleiz Berrade – accordion
Louis Thomas – double bass

Royal Academy of Music – Accordion Department Open Day – 1st November 2016

Accordion close up

Accordion Open Day – FREE

Tuesday, 01.11.2016 14:30, York Gate, Marylebone Road, London

Head of Accordion Owen Murray gives a talk on the Accordion Department, career possibilities and repertoire development to prospective students. Young accordionists will also have the opportunity to play and receive advice on how to further their development. Anyone wishing to play should contact the Accordion Administrator, Teachers are also welcome, and everyone attending is invited to start the Open Day with the Accordion Recital at 1.05pm.

Free, no tickets required. For further information please email

Accordion Recital FREE

Tuesday, 01.11.2016 13:05, David Josefowitz Recital Hall

A programme of original works and transcriptions for classical accordion and strings. This event acts as a prelude to the Accordion Department’s Open Day.

Inigo Mikeleiz-Berrade accordion
Junchi Deng accordion
Ilona Suomalainen accordion
Katariina Ahjoniemi accordion

Ben de Souza accordion

Eleanor Broomfield Soprano
Michail Iskas viola
To be announced violin
To be announced cello
To be announced clarinet

Graciane Finzi Impression Tango
Timothy Bowers Two Paganini Fantasies
Schnittke Suite In Old Style
Sally Beamish Takes Two

Astor Piazzolla Oblivion

Johann Sebastien Bach – Marcello Concerto BWV974

Free, no tickets required