News & Upcoming Events

2023 Update

It has been a challenging three years for Alec, as a musician.  In-person piano lessons with his long-time teacher, Joanne Minnetti, came to a halt with the start of the pandemic, as did all performing.  Lessons soon resumed over FaceTime, and then ZOOM, but there were frustrating limitations.  It was difficult to see details such as fingering and pedaling without repositioning the camera.  It was most difficult to hear accurate dynamics, especially to discern the intricacies of voicing or color.

Online lessons continued, nevertheless, and planning began for a solo recital for Fall 2021.  That spark of optimism was short-lived when we got the news that Joanne had fallen from a ladder and suffered a devastating injury to her left leg.  She would not be able to sit at the piano or teach for more than a year.

It was a joyous day when in-person lessons resumed in October 2022!  So now, after 12 annual recitals and a long intermission, ALEC IS BACK!  He is thrilled to return to the stage for his upcoming public recital.


The wait is over!  Alec will present a Spring Solo Piano Recital!

Sunday, June 4, 2023, at 3:00 P.M.
Eisenhower Community Center Theater
1001 Highway 7, Hopkins, MN

Please join us for this important event at our new time and location – Sunday afternoon in a comfortable auditorium.  It will be a musical feast for the ears when Alec takes his seat at the grand piano to perform his recent works of study:

Important Event (Op. 15, No. 6) by Robert Schumann
Romanze in F-sharp major (Op. 28, No. 2) by Robert Schumann
Sonata No. 17 (The Tempest), Movement 1 (Op. 31, No. 2) by Ludwig van Beethoven
Vocalise by Sergei Rachmaninoff
Prelude VI in G minor (Op. 23, No. 5) by Sergei Rachmaninoff
Chôros No. 5 (“Alma Brasileira”) by Heitor Villa-Lobos
Dance (Op. 2, No. 2) by Alexander Tcherepnin

This event is free and open for all.

Please do not attend if you are feeling sick.
Wearing a face mask is encouraged, with masks available at the door.

Valentine’s Day 2020 at Cub Foods

UPDATE:  Alec will now be playing accordion on Valentine’s Day, too!  If you missed seeing him perform this past weekend, stop by Cub Foods in Minnetonka this Friday, February 14th!  Alec will be performing by the front entrance from 3:30 to 5:00 PM.

Alec will be playing accordion at Cub Foods Minnetonka the weekend before Valentine’s Day!  Stop by to make your weekend shopping experience one to remember.  He will be performing near the Eiffel Tower by the front entrance.

Saturday, February 8th, noon to 2:00
Sunday, February 9th, noon to 2:00

Enjoy an amazing variety of accordion sounds — French, jazz, tango, and love songs — while you pick up your Valentine’s Day essentials.  Don’t miss it!

12th Annual Solo Recital

Alec will be performing his 12th Annual Solo Recital on piano and accordion!

Monday, June 3, 2019, at 7:30 P.M.
Mt. Zion Lutheran Church, 5645 Chicago Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN

Minnetonka resident, McNally Smith College of Music graduate, and recording artist, Alec Sweazy, is eager to perform his newest pieces for you.

Alec will bring out his digital accordion to start the show off with a group of lively jazz pieces.  At the grand piano, he will perform:

Mozart’s wonderfully expressive Fantasia in C minor, K. 475,
Romanze in F-sharp major (Op. 28 No. 2) by Robert Schumann,
Rhapsodie (Op. 119, No 4), the last solo piano composition written by Johannes Brahms,
Maurice Ravel’s hauntingly beautiful Pavane, and
Malagueña (from the Spanish Suite “Andalucia”) by Ernesto Lecuona, to close the program.

Refreshments will follow the concert.

11th Annual Solo Recital

Alec will present his 11th Annual Solo Recital on piano and accordion.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018, at 7:30 P.M.
Mt. Zion Lutheran Church, 5645 Chicago Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN

 Please join us for a wonderful Spring evening of music featuring Alec’s newest pieces, along with two piano works from his CD, ALECTRICITY.

Alec will get the evening started on digital accordion with

Tico-Tico by Zequinha Abreu,
Accordeón Polka by Tony Murena,
Pagina Intima by Vittorio Melocchi, and
Rhapsodie #2 in C minor by Pietro Frosini.

At the grand piano Alec will present

J.S. Bach’s Prelude in C (BWV 847),
Edvard Grieg’s Notturno (Op.54, No. 4),
Ballade (Op. 118, No. 3) by Johannes Brahms,
June (Op. 37b, No. 6) by Peter Tchaikovsky, and
Suite (Op. 14) by Béla Bartók.

Refreshments will follow the concert.