Flight of the Bumble-bee by N. Rimsky-Korsakov / N. Ariondo


Nick Ariondo, accordion virtuoso/composer and Double Grammy Award Winner, performs his incomparable version of Flight of the Bumble-bee. Concert sponsored by the Hennings-Fischer Foundation / Olympia Philharmonic Society, 2005. Originally composed by the celebrated Russian composer Nicolai Rimsky-Kosakov for his opera Tsar Saltan (1902), Flight of the bumble-bee has become a worldwide international favorite. This riveting and electrifying solo rendition by Nick Ariondo showcases the accordions incredible dynamic range and technical mastery in a most innovative and compelling manner -- the L.A. Times calls Nick Ariondo the preeminent accordionist. Nick was honored to partake in this memorable concert tribute dedicated to the great violin master and pedagogue, Noumi Fischer. Throughout his career, Ariondo has created a large reportoire of specialized arrangements & original compositions for his concert activities from instrumental, vocal, chamber and orchestral, encompassing musical styles form the early baroque, classical, folk and gypsy, to jazz, pop, modern contemporary, world music and beyond.

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