The Hanni Strahl Concert Hall is acoustically ideal and seats 1,000 people on floor and balcony levels. The Helen and Theodore Miller Concert Series has presented dozens of the world’s greatest accordion artists and has elevated cultural prestige of the Midwest region. Focal highlight of the stage is a unique and beautiful ten-foot, two-manual harpsichord encased in gold and vermillion with eleven pedals controlling six plectra. At the hall’s west side is The Duane Sellman Special Exhibits Area that features displays honoring individuals who have significantly influenced American performance art, and whose estates are contained in the museum. The hall also serves community special events and weddings.
  • May 3, 2015
    Accordion Concertina Music Studios: Student Recital
    Free and open to the public. Donations welcome
  • May 8, 2015
    HARTS and AWAM display at the Depot, Duluth: Northland History Museums
    Coalition event: Discover History Fair. Free and open to the public
  • May 23, 2015
    Ethnic Evening: Finnish / Scandinavian 7:00 PM
    Music, History, Songs and Legends, Food and Jam Session (?)
    Free and open to the public. Donations welcome
  • June 20, 2015
    Ethnic Evening: Slovenian / Eastern European 7:00 PM
    Music, History, Songs and Legends, Food and Jam Session (?)
    Free and open to the public. Donations welcome
  • July 4, 2015
    Superior Parade – Float with ACM Band performing
  • July 4, 2015
    Carlton County Historical Society: ACM Band and Soloists Concert
    Free and open to the public. Donations to CCHS welcome
  • July 15, 2015
    Alex Meixner interview on radio (pending)
  • July 16-18, 2015
    Third Annual Dr. Willard A. Palmer Festival and Fundraiser
    Focus: Willard Palmer, III
    Historic Accordions Sounded and Explained: Helmi Harrington
    Helmi’s guided tour of Museum displays, American Accordionists’ Association Archival Collection, Deffner Legacy Room, and Library resources.
    Alex Meixner: Workshop 5:00 PM, Band Concert 7:00 PM, July 16
    Dr. Anthony Bukoski: Readings and Music
    Willard Palmer, III: Master of Music and Magic
    Paul Vargason: Piano, Chromatic and Diatonic Accordionist
    Frank Busso, Jr. (Titano/Pancordion executive, in concert) (pending)
    Amanda Bush-Hauta: Soprano and Accordionist (pending)
    Helmi’s Workshop: "Interpretation: It’s Not Written in the Notes"
    Jam sessions
    Membership Open Meeting; AWAM Board Meeting
    Food and Refreshments
    Admission charged
  • July 18-21, 2015
    Accelerated Accordion Repair Seminar
    Advanced piano accordion repair seminar: tuning, machine alignments, bellows, cosmetics, much more. 4:00 PM July 18 until noon July 21. $350 per person
  • July 22-25, 2015
    Accordionists and Teachers Guild Festival (Lisle, IL)
    AWAM Traveling Museum Display
    Helmi’s History Workshop: Accordions Sounded on Historic Instruments, Organological Evolution, Types, Qualities, more
    Accordion Concertina Music Band and Students Perform / Compete
  • August 22, 2015
    Ethnic Evening: French and Musettes 7:00 PM
    Music, History, Songs and Legends, Food and Jam Session (?)
    Free and open to the public. Donations welcome
  • September 19, 2015
    Ethnic Evening: Latin and Tango 7:00 PM
    Music, History, Songs and Legends, Food and Jam Session (?)
    Free and open to the public. Donations welcome
  • November 8, 2015
    John Scaffeo Concert 4:00 PM
    Admission charged
  • November 15, 2015
    Hanni Strahl Concert Hall
    Accordion Concertina Music (ACM) Student Recital
  • Recital by violin and piano students of Carolyn Carver!
    Sunday, June 8, 2014
  • Accordion Concertina Music Student Recital !
    Sunday, June 22, 2014
  • Accordion Concertina Music Studios (Superior and Burnsville, MN)
    proudly announce a student recital to be held at
    Harrington ARTS Center, Sunday, June 22, 2014.
  • What: A Valentine’s Day concert with "Chance" – Ed Willett and Cheryl Leah,
    and "The Fish Heads" - Kim Curtis-Monson and Mike Monson
    When: February 14th at 7:30
    September 14, 6:00 PM"Chance" in Concert
    February 16, (Saturday)
  • The Willard Palmer (DH, DMA, Ph.D.) Legacy Display
    opened at A World of Accordions Museum
    with Concerts & Speakers !
    February 1-3, 2013
  • Cafe Melange !
    Sunday Dec. 9th, 3pm
  • Ronny Setniker: Button Box Showcase
    June 16, Button Box Showcase Concert with Ronny Setniker
  • Accordion Concertina Music Studios Band
    will perform on a float in Superior’s Fourth of July Parade!
  • Alex Meixner and his Band
    July 5 (Thursday) at 6:00 PM.
  • Accordion Concertina Music Studios presents....
    Students in recital !
    May 20 (Sunday) at 1:00 PM.
  • Mary Tokarski
    May 1
  • Anthony Bukoski
    April 15
  • Donna Regis
    October 2
  • Oleg Sharov
    July 17
  • Accordion Concertina Music Studios
    July 4th Parade
  • Vivant!
    May 22
  • Dr. Bernard Metais...
    100 Years of French Musette
    July 3, 2010
  • HARTS and AWAM
    4 July
  • Tony Lovello
    June 27
  • An Accordion Repair Seminar
    April 23-26
  • Accordion Repair Seminar
    August 2009
  • The 2008 Christmas Recital by students of Accordion Concertina Music
    December 7
  • Tony Lovello !
    June 22, 2008
    June 23
  • Christmas Recital by students of
    Accordion Concertina Music Studios
    December 9, 2007
  • Cheryl Leah and Ed Willet in Concert !
    November 4, 2007
  • Henry Doktorski
    September 16th
  • Michelle Gribbon and Helmi Harrington
    March 18th, 2007
  • Christmas Recital
    December 10, 2006
  • "Forro For All" Brazilian ensemble
    Oct 1.
  • Friedrich Lips (Moscow) & Stas Venglevsky (WI)
    September 24, 2006
  • Midwest Regional Free-Reed
    Accordion-Concertina Festival 2006
    August 12, 13
  • POLKAFEST 2006!
    June 23, 24, 25 at Ironworld, Chisolm, MN
  • Sound of Strings Concert !
    June 10th, Saturday, 6:00 PM
  • Chulrua Traditional Irish Music
    May 23rd, Tuesday, 7pm 2006
  • Christmas Recitals
    December 4th, 2005
  • Michelle Gribbon and Helmi in Concert
    November 12 2005 at Harrington ARTS Center
  • Michelle Gribbon (violin) and Helmi in Concert 3:00 PM
    November 6 (Sunday) 2005
  • Walter Roldán Pereyra (click for info)
    presents authentic Uruguayan music & dancers !
    October 2nd, 2005
    with Scott Jones and Willowgreen
    Sept. 30, 2005
  • Concert & Master Class!
    September 24th 2005 by
    Stas Venglevski (accordion) & Misha Litvin (Domra)
  • First Mid-West Regional All-Accordions and All-Concertinas Festival !
    August 20th & 21st 2005
  • Henry Doktorski
    April 3rd, Sunday, 2005
  • Viatcheslav Semyonov
    March 19, 2005
  • Accordion Tuning Workshop
    February 18-20, 2005 -
  • Community Christmas Celebration 2004
    December 5th, 2004.
  • Ruben Rodriguez y su Conjunto - Argentinean Chamame Music
    September 27th, 2004
  • Thanks to everyone for a wonderful...
    April 24-25, 2004
    Special Performances by:
    "Just Du-et" - Dee Langley & Greg Dagoumas
    "Newfoundland Irish" - Sue Spencer, Jim Ofsthun, & Llake McCorison
    "Music from South America" - Jose Curbalo & Serglo Mansilla
    "The Slovenian Touch" - Ronny Setniker with daughters Susan & Shelby
    Minnesota Accordion Orchestra
  • A Community Christmas Celebration was held December 7th, 2003, at 2pm. We enjoyed wonderful music of the season from Carolyn Carver and her violin students, and Helmi Harrington and her accordion students. We also had the opportunity to participate in Toys for Tots through the Bong Heritage Center.
  • Dee Langley and Greg Dagoumas played their accordions with great skill and sparkling enthusiasm on Nov 2nd, 2003. Their repertoire included everything from waltzes, schottisches and polkas to classical music such as Mozart and Bach, with a splash of Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen in between!
  • The Original Nauheimer Dorfmusikanten played German Octoberfest here in Superior on Wednesday, September 24th, 2003! The genuine German 12 piece band on its first American tour delighted us with their music, vocals, authentic costumes, and authentic German repertory and singing!
  • Stas Venglevski returned to our stage with his friend John Simkus in a dazzling “explosion” of virtuoso duets Sunday, May 4th at 2:00 PM. Stas is a former student of Friedrich Lips (Moscow). He performed here in 2002 with Lips and is one of the USA's foremost concert artists. John Simkus is a Chicago native who specializes in jazz and contemporary improvisatory music. Stas and John concluded a national tour that brought rave reviews.
  • Noted accordionist DICK REES performed Old Style & Traditional Music here on 3-22-03.
  • Noted classical accordionist Joanna Arnold-Darrow of Westmont, New Jersey and the Accordion Concertina Music Ensemble (Carolyn Carver, Lynda Griffith and Helmi Harrington) shared the concert stage at Harrington ARTS Center on Sunday afternoon, Nov 10th, 2002, at 2:00 p.m.
  • Friedrich Lips (Moscow) and Stas Venglevski (Milwaukee)… Workshop 10 AM and Concert 2 PM Sunday, September 22nd, 2002. It was a tremendous performance! Click here to see poster.
  • Ingrid Kvale (Norway)…August 4, 2002
  • The "K" Trio (Connecticut) Performed a wonderful Seminar & Concert here on July 17th, 2002 !