Alum Karen Fremar and Student Sarrah Cantrell Perform at NY's Tavern on the Green


On Sept. 20, 2009, at Tavern on the Green's Terrace Room in New York City's Central Park, the American Accordionists’ Association presented the Lifetime Achievement Award to Faithe Deffner for her extraordinary contributions to the accordion world. The presentation included a concert featuring CIA World Entertainment Champion, Karen Fremar (MM Composition, '77, UMKC; Ph.D. University of Kansas, ‘83) who performed a program including her commissioned work for the occasion, "Herricks Road," with UMKC percussion major, Sarrah Cantrell.

The concert included performances by other significant US and International accordionists including: CIA World Champion, Beverly Roberts Curnow, Guy Klucevsek, Dee Langley, Alexander Poeluev, 2004 Coupe Mondiale Champion from Russia, Dr. William Schimmel, Mary Tokarski, and the Frank Busso Trio.



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