In the early to mid 1980s I was captivated by Argentinian Piazzolla's, Zero Hora Nuevo Tango and I have been listening ever since. It has been gratifying to hear his excellent compositions adopted by orchestras and chamber ensembles around the world over the past 10-15 years.Ahhh accordion, how beautiful. I played in the pit for a community theater production of "Fiddler..." My (amplified) acoustic archtop guitar and mandolin, an upright bass, a percussionist, and accordion were (uncharacteristically) the only rhythm section instruments in the ~18 piece orchestra. It was a total kick.
Accordion gets no respect. Neither does banjo. I'm scheduled to perform with electric archtop and tenor banjo for a production of Annie from mid-July through early August. My wife flips me crap about practicing my banjo parts (over and over) at home. But I suspect the show will be cancelled because the cast can't start rehearsals.