A World Tour: Dresden, Buenos Aires, Lodore, Paris

Sunday, April 14, 2024 – 2:30 pm

Federal Way Performing Arts Center

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Concert Information


Spanning four centuries and three continents, this concert will feature an orchestral concerto by Antonio Vivaldi, Joseph Haydn’s Symphony No. 84 and the Northwest premiere of Robert Bassett’s Lodore. Accordion soloist Jamie Maschler will join the orchestra for three tangos by Astor Piazzolla.

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The Soloist

The Composers


Jamie Maschler

Jamie is based in Seattle, WA where she studied accordion under three-time Latin Grammy Nominee, Jovino Santos Neto at Cornish College of the Arts. Her main projects are Seattle’s only Brazilian forró band- En Canto and Accordion duo- Creosote.

The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) featured Jamie in their  Museum of Making Music exhibit titled  “Accordions: Expanding Voices in the USA”. She recently accompanied the Seattle Symphony’s live scoring of Lord of the Rings, and played the accordion part in Tchaikovsky’s Suite No.2 with the Seattle Philharmonic. In October 2019, Jamie was “Nellie Friedman” in Seattle Repertory Theater’s run of Paula Vogel’s Tony award winning play, Indecent.


Jamie is a frequent guest performer and presenter of stylized Brazilian and Tango music at numerous festivals. She works for accordion manufacturer Petosa Accordions, where she is able to share her passion and actively participate in the reinvention and face of the traditional instrument.

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The Music

Meet the Composers

Antonio Vivaldi

(1678-1741) was an Italian composer and violinist who left a decisive mark on the form of the concerto and the style of late Baroque instrumental music. An ordained priest, he was associated for most of his career with the Ospedale della Pietà, a home for foundlings. He composed more than 500 concerti and perfected the form of what would become the classical three-movement concerto. More


Astor Piazzolla

(1921-1992) was an Argentine musician, a virtuoso on the bandoneón (a square-built button accordion), who left traditional Latin American tango bands in 1955 to create a new tango that blended elements of jazz and classical music. He was a major Latin American composer of the 20th century. His innovations, including counterpoint and new rhythms and harmonies, were initially not well received in his country, but they were greatly admired in the United States and Europe. More

Bob Bassett

Colorado native Bob Bassett was first mentored in classical piano and conducting by Dr. Antonia Brico in Denver. He then studied 20th century piano with David Burge, and composition with Charles Eakin, at the University of Colorado, Boulder (BFA Music). He followed with studies at California Institute of the Arts (MFA Music) including piano coaching by Leonid Hambro, composition direction from Morton Subotnick, and master classes with John Cage, Lou Harrison and Lucky Mosko. He has participated since 2019 in the Walden School Creative Musician’s Retreat studying composition and participating in master classes with George Lewis, Lei Liang and Amy Beth Kirsten. Recently his music has been performed by the Wild and Beautiful Orchestra, the Front Range Chamber Players, the Washington (DC) Master Chorale, the Walden Chamber Chorus, the Sphere Ensemble, the International Contemporary Ensemble, the Del Sol Quartet, tenor Mark Jackson, and the Mivos Quartet. Retired after a career in international resources law, he currently focuses on family, composition, community service and many outdoor activities. Access recent performances of his music at www.BobBassettMusic.com.


Franz Joseph Haydn

(1732-1809), was an Austrian composer who was one of the most important figures in the development of the Classical style in music during the 18th century. He helped establish the forms and styles for the string quartet and the symphony. More