PARIS – Brent Busweil of Vermont will give an accordion concert at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6, in the Oxford Hills High School Forum in South Paris.

Busweil, 23, is a graduate of Berklee College of Music in Boston. He began playing the piano at age 3 and received his first accordion when he was 12. He enjoys a wide variety of music, including jazz, polkas, Scandinavian, marches, classical, big band and American standards. He especially enjoys playing the music of Pietro Frosini.

In 1996, he began playing for Scandinavian weekends and has performed since for many functions throughout the Northeast including National Finn Fests in Gorham and Philadelphia and the Swedish Midsummer Festival on Cape Cod. He also has been the featured performer for the Scandinavian Midsummer Festival in Astoria, Ore.; performed at the Finnish Embassy in Washington and been a guest performer with the Grammy Award winning Jimmy Sturr Orchestra.

He also has performed with country musicians, played for the Maison Robert French Restaurant in Boston and performed with the Stratton Mountain Boys, a group of musicians from Austria. He recently performed with Norwegian accordion champion Havard Svendsrud at the American Accordionists Association Festival in Boston.

This public concert is being sponsored by the Finnish-American Heritage Society of Maine. Donations may be made at the door. Refreshments will be served during intermission.


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