Henry Doktorski
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Indiana University Concerts
Henry Doktorski in recital in Bloomington, Indiana

April 28-29, 2010: Henry Doktorski performed in two concerts at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. The first concert (Wednesday April 28th at 8 p.m.) included Doktorski performing a duet with Indiana University percussionist Kyle Acuncius in a performance at the Jacobs School of Music of Clair-Obscur by the French composer Jean-Pierre DROUET.

The second concert (Thursday, April 29th at 12 noon) in the Hoagy Carmichael Room at the Indiana University Archives of Traditional Music featured Doktorski performing a solo accordion recital. This concert was filmed for Bloomington Community Access Television Services and broadcast on local television.

The Hoagy Carmichael Room, designed as a memorial to Indiana's famous songwriter and performing artist Hoagy Carmichael (1899-1981), contains a representative sample of the large collection of memorabilia donated to the Archives of Traditional Music by the Carmichael family. The collection includes a piano, music manuscripts, recordings, photographs, scrapbooks, and paintings.

Doktorski said:

Joan Moyer, an accordionist and Doktorski student who attended the recital, said, "My favorite of all the pieces Henry played was Guido Deiro's "Deirina Mazurka," and not because he played it perfectly, but because he got lost during the Trio and had to make up the entire section 'on the fly.' It was really exciting for me to hear Henry improvise a tune in the style of Guido Deiro so perfectly and spontaneously that nobody noticed anything except perhaps for me, who am quite familiar with all of Guido Deiro's works having listened to Henry's Vaudeville Accordion Classics CD many dozens of times. This, more than anything else, revealed Henry's genius as a performer and brought a smile of satisfaction to my face!"

One audience member commented:

Henry Doktorski in recital in Bloomington, Indiana
Kyle Acuncius & Henry Doktorski in recital at the Jacobs School of Music

Henry Doktorski in recital in Bloomington, Indiana
In recital at the Hoagy Carmichael Room

Henry Doktorski in recital in Bloomington, Indiana

Photos by Leonard Jay Newman and Sheila Acuncius

Program for April 29th Solo Recital at the Hoagy Carmichael Room

Johannes Brahms: Hungarian Dance No. 5
Franz Schubert: Ave Maria
Astor Piazzolla: Oblivion
Vittorio Monti: Czardas
Henry Doktorski: Theme and Variation on Richard Rodgers' Edelweiss

Guido Deiro:
    My Florence Waltz
    Deirina Mazurka
    Deiro Rag
Pietro Deiro: Celestina Polka
Guido Deiro: Sharpshooter's March

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