Henry Doktorski
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Recital at Guthrie Theater, Grove City, Pennsylvania
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Henry Doktorski presented a recital at the Guthrie Theater in Grove City, Pennsylvania on Friday, February 13, 2009. The recital, sponsored by The Guthrie Arts Guild, was the fourth concert in their "Lunch With The Arts" series. His program consisted of works by Johannes Brahms, Astor Piazzolla, Vittorio Monti, Richard Rodgers and Guido and Pietro Deiro.

The Guthrie Theater, located in downtown Grove City, was built in 1927 for vaudeville shows and was greatly admired in its day for its Art Deco architecture and decor. In the 1930s, after the demise of vaudeville, the theater became a movie house, and gradually with the passage of time became neglected. In 2000 the historic theater was purchased and renovated to its former beauty and grandeur. The restorers painstakingly refurbished the historic landmark in great detail and captured the original glorious atmosphere of its heyday.

Doktorski said, "It was a great thrill to perform in an authentically restored vaudeville theater, a venue where the great accordionists Guido and Pietro Deiro undoubtedly appeared onstage some 75 years ago."

One of Doktorski's students, David Masterpietro, attended the concert with his wife, and said: "The recital was incredible. The small things Henry does to make the accordion come alive are amazing. His phrasing, bellow control, and expression was masterful."

Recital Program

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