POLAND – Gary Sredzienski, known as “The Accordion Warrior,” will perform Monday, Aug. 4, at All Souls Chapel. The 7 p.m. concert is part of the Poland Spring Preservation Society’s 2008 Summer Concert Series.

Sredzienski demonstrates the diversity of the piano accordion with a wide variety of styles played on several continents. He is an artist-in-residence and presents educational programs in New Hampshire schools on a regular basis. He began his professional career at age 9. The following year, he traveled around New England performing with a vaudeville act called The Hog Hollow Hooters.

Sredzienski’s solo recordings on his own Bellows Music label have landed him national performances with cultural organizations. In May of 2000, he represented New Hampshire in a performance at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage. In July of that same year, he toured throughout Romania.

Besides playing for choral and dance groups, Sredzienski performs 1960s surf rock, traditional ethnic and his accordion compositions with The Serfs, a Portsmouth-based group.

For more information on Sredzienski, visit www.garysred.com/.

The society’s concert series runs every Monday night from June 16 to Aug. 25. Tickets are $5 at the door. Proceeds benefit the preservation of the Maine State Building and All Souls Chapel, two buildings listed on the National Registry of Historic Places. For more information, call 998-4142.


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