Saturday October 21, 2017 7:30 pm
Kornel Wolak (clarinet and piano) and Alexander Sevastien (accordion) represent the best of new, young classical musicians – intellect, expertise, talent and just plain fun! In a classy and dynamic show, Double-Double Duo uniquely fuses classical showpieces with folk, world, jazz, and pop music.
Highly acclaimed for his musical imagination, Dr. Kornel Wolak (clarinet/piano) has been praised by numerous critics: “Control and a smooth, elegant expressivity are what make Wolak shine.” (Toronto Star)
A native of Minsk, Belarus, accordionist Alexander Sevastien is winner of the prestigious Coupe Mondiale International Accordion Competition in 2007 (Washington, DC), the Oslofjord (Norway 1998), Cup of the North (Russia 2000) and Antony Galla-Rini (USA 2001). He is also a member of Quartetto Gelatto.
Since their inaugural performance in 2012, Double-Double Duo has been presented by major arts organizations, including The Ontario Philharmonic, Barrie Concerts, The Royal Ontario Museum, The Chopin Society of Canada and the Calgary Stampede. Double-Double’s music is fun and fiery, as they continue to push the boundaries of live-performance to the next level! They released their debut album “Rock Bach” in November 2015. www.doubledoubleduo.com
This concert is our annual “gala event” where those who feel so inclined are invited to dress “to the nines”.
Once again, this season we will be showcasing some of the North Okanagan’s talented young musicians prior to each concert. This concert will be opened by Christopher Dlouhy. Chris began piano lessons at age five and currently studies piano with Marjorie Close. After completing his Grade 10 piano exam earning First Class Honours with Distinction he is working towards completing his ARCT in piano performance this coming June. Chris also studies violin with Imant Raminsh, plays clarinet in the Okanagan Symphony Youth Orchestra, and sings with AURA Chamber Choir.
Click on the image below to watch a video of Kornel Wolak playing “Petite Fleur” with his other Double-Double Duo accordion partner, Michael Bridge:
Click on the image below to watch a video of Alexander Sevastian playing Bach’s Organ Toccata and Fugue in D minor on the accordion:
SINGLE CONCERT TICKETS
Adults – $40 Under 18 – $20
Students on the 8to12 program – $5
Purchase tickets at:
Phone: (250) 549-SHOW (7469)
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Visit The Performing Arts Centre Foyer
3800-34th Street, Vernon
All concerts are held in the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre.