Noon Recital by Henry Doktorski, Classical Accordionist
Hoagy Carmichael Room, Morrison Hall 006, Indiana University
Thursday, April 29th, 12:00 noon
Henry Doktorski, a well-known classical accordionist, will perform a concert of classical accordion music in the Indiana University Archives of Traditional Music Hoagy Carmichael Room.
A classical pianist, organist, composer, and accordionist, Prof. Doktorski began his musical studies at a young age with accordion. From there his musical adventures ranged from playing in rock bands (farfisa organ and accordion) to classical studies at the piano in college, eventually leading to an accordion ensemble comprised of musical monks! Serious immersion in being an innovative classical accordionist in addition to his career as a church musician, and performing as a soloist with orchestras and symphonies, and teaching, continue to distinguish his vibrant musical life.
Prof. Doktorski has conducted significant research on the two most-influential piano-accordionists of the early 20th century, the Italian-American brothers Guido and Pietro Deiro and he has published a landmark biography about their lives. For the noontime concert, compositions by both Pietro and Guido Deiro will be performed.
Repertoire by Brahms, Schubert, Strauss, Piazzolla, Monti, and Doktorski will also be featured.
The program promises to be a very special occasion to hear an important artist in the field of accordion and music. Prof. Doktorski will also have his recordings and books available. The public is welcome to this noontime program to listen to great music, to learn more about the depth of the instrument’s capabilities, and to meet a delightful person who contributes to the renaissance of a sublime instrument—the accordion!
For more information about the concert please contact Sophia Travis, 812-824-7333