CAA Blog

Concert on May 18 at Gloria Dei!!!

Marilyn - 2024-06-06

The CAA performed alongside the Plainville Choral Society on Saturday, May 18.  Under the direction of Peter Peluso the concert, entitled "Singing With One Accord(ion)," featured the orchestra and the chorus performing a variety of pieces both alone and together. It was a packed audience at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, a beautiful venue for both groups.  We are so grateful to the Plainville Choral Society for allowing us to join them in this endeavor. And we are proud of our Conductor who works tirelessly for both groups!

You can view the pieces we played jointly as well as the ones featuring only the CAA Orchestra here: - Videos

Please note:  you can actually watch all of our videos by clicking on Who We Are, and all of the videos we've posted over the years will be accessible to you.  We are working on the website to make it easier to get to the videos.

CAA Orchestra and Plainville Choral Society!

Marilyn - 2024-04-04

Spring is here, finally! and The CAA Orchestra is embarking on a new adventure!  Peter Peluso will be conducting the Plainville Choral Society with our accordion orchestra acting as accompaniment!  This concert, "Singing With One Accord(ion)" will take place at the Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Bristol, CT on Saturday, May 18 at 2:00. 

Peter has a long history with the Plainville Choral Society.  This collaboration is still another gift from our multitalented, cherished conductor.

Preregistration is encouraged.  And you get a discount on your admission fee if you do preregister!

Admission is $15.00 if you pay at the door.  Age 12 and under is $5.00.  If you preregister, it's $12.00.

Click on the link below to preregister and get your discount!

Go to the Event Page on this website to see the flyer!  Click Below! - Our Events

Holiday Greetings

Marilyn - 2023-12-16

For your holiday pleasure, give a look and listen to our December Holiday Concert held at the Mattatuck Museum on December 2.

"Squeeze In The Holidays" with the Connecticut Accordion Association!!

Wishing everyone the happiest and healthiest Holiday Season! See you in 2024!!

Here's the video! 

CAA Orchestra at Pequot Library a Huge Success

Marilyn - 2023-11-01

The Connecticut Accordion Association's orchestra performed "Set The Stage and Jazz It Up" on October 28 to a LARGE, appreciative crowd at the Pequot Library in Southport, CT.  This encore event came about due to the efforts of Sandy Zera, who has been a dedicated volunteer at the library for years. The concert hall was decorated with posters featuring the history of the CAA as well as the accordion in general....a pictorial masterpiece! 

The orchestra, led by Peter Peluso, played jazz favorites and pieces from musical theater.  It featured CAA orchestra members Charles Fanghella and Brenda Hui as vocalists.  Riley Linkavicks, a vocal student of Peter Peluso's, also sang several numbers.  The audience recieved a dazzling performance of Rhapsody In Blue, featuring Maryjane Peluso on piano, backed by the CAA Orchestra.

All in all, this event was a huge success.  The concert was videotaped by dedicated CAA member Joseph Klettner.and pictures were taken at this event by Photographer/Artist Jordyn Holman.To watch the concert, go to our Videos page.

Click here to enjoy all the pictures from our concert!

We are Squeezin' In The Holidays!

Marilyn - 2023-11-01

Join the Connecticut Accordion Association Orchestra at the Mattatuck Museum in Waterbury, CT on Saturday, December 2 from 2-4:00pm as we ring in, or shall I say, SQUEEZE in the Holiday Season!

Click on Our Events for details.

CAA Orchestra Performing at Pequot Library!

Marilyn - 2023-09-28

Set The Stage And Jazz It Up at the Pequot Library!

Join us at the Pequot Library on October 28 from 2-4:00 pm when the Connecticut Accordion Orchestra, under the direction of Conductor Peter Peluso,will perform a variety of pieces from musical theater and classic jazz. Added to the repertoire will be Mary Jane Peluso on piano in a superb rendition of Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue.  Vocalists from within the orchestra will perform. Special guest vocalists will also grace the stage.

See the full flier with details here:

Orchestra Updates

Marilyn - 2023-07-23

A great big THANK YOU to all of you who came to the Mattatuck on June 10 to hear the CAA orchestra in concert. Once again, it was a huge success thanks to the efforts of all of the orchestra members and our wonderful conductor, Peter Peluso.

The orchestra is poised to perform next at the Pequot Library in Southport on Saturday, October 28 at 2:00.  Details to come!

Did you know that any CAA member who plays accordion and reads music is eligible to play in the orchestra?  No experience playing in a large group? Come see what it's all about by watching a rehearsal in progress.  Our orchestra's rehearsal schedule will be posted on this website under ORCHESTRA.  If you are interested in coming to a rehearsal to watch, send Marilyn O'Neil an email at


Marilyn - 2023-06-05

Looking forward to seeing everyone this Saturday, June 10 at 2:00 at the Mattatuck Museumin Waterbury! Click "Our Events" on the website for instructions as to how to pereregister. 

Unfortunately, we will not be participating in Make Music Day as planned on June 21, so be sure and remove it from your calendar if you planned on coming.

And don't forget to visit the American Accordionists' Association's website at to get information on this year's Festival, which is taking place from July 12-16 in Conshohocken, PA.  

We are up and running again in 2023!

Marilyn - 2023-03-27

Welcome back to the CAA and watch for a new, updated website come to life soon, compliments of my wonderful, talented son, Tom! I've been saying right along, "it's so nice to have a GEEK around the house!"  Wasn't there a song that went like that?  LOLOLOLOL!

So, a lot has been happening behind the scenes with the Connecticut Accordion Association!  After too long of a break since Christmas, and thanks to a devoted sponsor, the Mattatuck Museum, our orchestra will be running at breakneck speed over the next several months beginning in June. Our next concert will take place on the concert stage at the Mattatuck Museum on June 10 at 2:00.  Details can be found by clicking Our Events here on the NEW website!

We plan to take part in Make Music Day Waterbury on June 21, again at the Mattatuck.  Weather permitting, we'll be outside for all of Waterbury to see and hear. If it rains, we'll be inside the beautiful museum.

We're taking the accordion to the kids at Waklee School in Wolcott on May 26!  Back by popular demand, we're performing for the student body for the second time.  Kids LOVE our instrument and we love to bring it back to youngsters....where it belongs.

A program introducing the accordion to children will take place this summer at the Mattatuck.  Details to come.

On October 28, our CAA Orchestra will perform in concert at the Pequot Library in Fairfield, CT.  We performed there last year to a packed house.  They want us back!!

Check back here regularly for updates!

We are bringing in the holidays at the Mattatuck!!!!

Marilyn - 2022-11-16

The CAA Orchestra is performing at the Mattatuck Museum in Waterbury on December 10 from 2-4pm as part of a full day of family oriented programming.  This concert will feature a holiday theme.  Come to the museum for the day or just for the concert.  Check out the flier with details here under "Next Event." Also at the Mattatuck that day will be an exhibit of accordions compliments of Paul Ramunni and the New England Accordion Museum and Connection! Hope to ring in the holidays with all of you!