For Inquiries Contact
Betty Jo Simon
10349 Century Lane
Overland Park, KS 66215-2201
phone: (913) 888-4706
Betty Jo Simon
MIDI Accordionist

   Betty Jo Simon and the 2011 UMKC Accordion Orchestra

Betty Jo has been using electronic MIDI accordions since her stint in the 1970's with Fred Waring and now enjoys the variety of effects using the Roland FR X7 Accordion.

She strives to project a positive image of the accordion through her concerts and hope to encourage others to take up the instrument by demonstrating its versatility using MIDI technology.


CD $15 USD
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Musically Yours
  1. Tour of the Emerald Isle: Kerry Dance, Irish Washer Woman, Garry Owens, Danny Boy, The Rakes of Mallow, The Girl I Left Behind Me, Sailor's Hornpipe - (Traditional)
  2. Begin the Beguine - Cole Porter/arr. Galla-Rini
  3. 12th Street Rag - E.L. Bowman/arr. Magnante
  4. Nuit Blanche - Privat & Hotellier
  5. The Rosary - E. Nevin/arr. Galla-Rini
  6. Take Ten - Frank Marocco
  7. The Harmonious Blacksmith - G.F. Handel/arr. D. Balestrieri
  8. French Medley: Love Is Like a Violin, Domino, C'est Si Bon, La Vie en Rose, Poor People of Paris, The Can Can - (Traditional) arr. Galla-Rini
  9. The Holy City - S. Adams/arr. Galla-Rini
  10. An American in Paris - G. Gershwin/arr. Galla-Rini
  11. String of Pearls - Glenn Miller/arr. Chuck Berger
  12. Malaguena - E. Lecuona/arr. Galla-Rini
  13. Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy - D. Raye & H. Prince

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Mamma Mia
  1. Italian Medley: Come Back to Sorrento, Finiculi Finicula, O Sole Mio, Ciribiribin - arr. Galla-Rini
  2. Espana Cani - Marquina/Palmer-Hughes
  3. Medley of Strauss Waltzes: Blue Danube Waltz, Die Fledermaus, Tales From the Vienna Woods - arr. Palmer-Hughes
  4. The Entertainer - Joplin/Schuller
  5. French Medley: Under Paris Skies - Giraud & Drejac, La Vie en Rose - Louiguy & Piaf/Galla-Rini
  6. Hillbilly Concerto: Orange Blossom Special - Rouse Hora Staccato - Dinicu-Heifetz/Galla-Rini
  7. Dance of the Comedians - Smetana/Magnante
  8. Dark Eyes - arr.Palmer-Hughes
  9. The Lord's Prayer - Malotte/Galla-Rini
  10. Czardas - Monti/Palmer-Hughes
  11. Dicitencello Vuie - Falvo & Fusco/Galla-Rini
  12. Bolero - Ravel/Galla-Rini

Betty Jo Simon's 2020 - Performance Schedule

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