An old photo (April 1998) of our band at NEFFA. For NEFFA photos of more recent years, see separate NEFFA albums
An older photo! June 18, 1993.
[Searching in 2013 though my old photo albums, this was the earliest photo I found of the band. Gene Goldwater started learning accordion in order to play for the AIFD dances. Ken and I moved to the area in summer 1992 and began dancing there. We asked if we (with trumpet and tupan) could play with Gene. Soon his daughter Sharon joined with clarinet. Eva, leading the dance here, also briefly played clarinet with us. ]
June 18, 1993. We weren't yet called "Panharmonium." The live music nights were simply "Bring your own instrument" events, open to anyone who knew the folk dance tunes and wanted to sing along or play along with Gene.
In April 1994 we played for the special dance workshop led by Steve Kotansky. Here we are on the stage at the Unitarian Society, Amherst. Gene, Sabina, Joe, Ken...
April 2, 1994. Sharon and Yaron on clarinets.
August 19, 1994. Clockwise from bass player Joe Blumenthal, Gene Goldwater, Toni Krushevska (singing), Ken, Steve Churchill? (violin), my drum on floor, Sharon Goldwater (clarinet), Premjit Talwar.
Bring-your-own-instrument night at AIFD. October 1994.
October 1994. Andrea Ujvari singing.
January 6, 1995. David Schonfeld, left, on clarinet, (Sharon? seated, playing clarinet), Andrea, Ken, Henry Speno (sax), Miriam Leader (violin), Joe, and Sabina (cello).
January 1995. Sabina Braunthal, David Schonfeld. Sharon Goldwater. Gene Goldwater.
March 1995. Panharmonium played at the cocktail hour before a Transylvanian dinner at the Unitarian Society. We also played after dinner (next photo).
Panharmonium playing at the Unitarian Society (Northampton) after the Transylvania Benefit Dinner. March 25, 1995.
Henry, Ken, Irene (guest cellist), Toni, Gene, Andrea...
In 1995 some of us attended Balkan music jams in Becky Ashenden's attic. Delightful!
Balkan music jam in Becky's attic, April 1995. Lila, Jenny, Kate, and Becky.
Panharmonium gig in Troy, N.H. May 1995. Guest cellist, Irene.
Panharmonium gig in Troy, N.H. May 1995. Gene, Toni, Andrea, Ken,... Miriam, Irene. Kate Thomas and son dancing behind Gene.
Henry Speno and Miriam. Troy, NH. May 13, 1995
Panharmonium gig in Troy, N.H. May 1995.
Music party to celebrate Ken's 40th birthday, Sept. 3, 1995. This was the first of many music parties at Ken & Sandy's new home in Holyoke.
Halloween dance and party, Friday November 3, 1995. Singers Cindi Huss (in black), Andrea, and Dinah. Barbara Blumenthal on mandolin.
Sandy in Turkish outfit. Nov 3, 1995.
Toni in Bulgarian costume. November 3, 1995.
Playing for dancers at AIFD Halloween party, November 3, 1995
Halloween dance and party, Friday November 3, 1995. Panharmonium playing in center.
Ken studied zurna at the 1996 EEFC Balkan Music & Dance camp, and met...
Xena, warrior princess!
Xena made a surprise appearance in Amherst at the 1996 Halloween party, just after Joe asked, "Where's the drummer?"