Review: Season’s Opening Concert Delights Audience

By Jim Leonard The NOCCA season started off very well with Christopher Dlouhy playing two wonderful piano selections.(Christopher is a student of Marjorie Close. He has taken a year off from school to achieve the ARCT diploma.) The first was Arabesque No. 1 by Debussy; it was full of transparent, colourful harmonies and carefree melodies.…

Double Double Duo (revised)

Double Double Duo – Saturday October 21, 2017

Double-Double Duo Saturday October 21, 2017 7:30 pm BUY TICKETS 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…

Pianist Chris Donnelly and clarinetist Kornel Wolak

Concert Review: Duo is on a first-name basis with its audience

by  Christine Pilgrim – Vernon Morning Star The North Okanagan Community Concert audience was treated to an evening of unadulterated excellence by the Wolak Donnelly Duo Sunday. The two musical showmen had us eating from their hands, from Kornel Wolak’s first explosion on to the stage, with his clarinet slithering through the opening notes of…

Wolak-Donnelly Duo

Wolak-Donnelly Duo – Sunday March 20, 2016

Wolak-Donnelly Duo – Piano & Clarinet Sunday March 20, 2016 7:30 pm BUY TICKETS Armed with a clarinet, a piano and a mischievous sense of humour, Polish born Kornel Wolak and Canadian Chris Donnelly, delightfully weave jazz into the classics. Playing favourites from Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto to Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, to Oscar Peterson’s Hymn…