Henry Doktorski
Organist Accordionist Composer Conductor Author Educator
Performance at A World of Accordions Concert Hall
September 16, 2007

Doktorski at A World of Accordions Museum & Concert Hall

Henry Doktorski presented a lecture and performed a solo accordion recital at the Hanni Strahl Concert Hall at A World of Accordions Museum in Superior, Wisconsin on Sunday, September 16, 2007.

Doktorski's 2:00 p.m. lecture focused on the accordion in classical music, and his 3 p.m. recital included classical and popular original works and transcriptions for accordion. He performed on one of Helmi Harrington's historic instruments.

His program included:

    J. Brahms: Hungarian Dance No. 5
    Bela Bartok: Rumanian Folk Dances
    H. Doktorski: Theme and Variation on Richard Rodgers' "Edelweiss"
    Traditional: Clarinet Polka
    A. Piazzolla: Oblivion

    Works by Guido Deiro:

      My Florence Waltz
      Deiro Rag
      Deirina Mazurka
      Sharpshooters March

    Works by Pietro Deiro:

      Beautiful Days Waltz
      Celestina Polka
      Quick Silver Novelette
      Imperia Overture

Audience members attended from several states, including Wisconsin, Minnesota, Indiana, Texas, New Jersey and California. Cinematographer Steve Mobia was on hand from San Francisco to film the concert and interview Doktorski for Behind the Bellows, a forthcoming documentary movie on the accordion. Henry's brother John also attended, traveling from New Jersey.

John and Henry Doktorski
John and Henry Doktorski relax after the recital at A World of Accordions Concert Hall.

A reception and dinner followed the concert. For more information about A World of Accordions Museum, contact Dr. Helmi Strahl Harrington at 218-393-0245 or accordion@sprynet.com. Photographs courtesy Steve Mobia.

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