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Wednesday, 06 March 2013 14:50

Wolak & Donnelly set to perform in Swift Current

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The Swift Current Allied Arts Council is pleased Wolak & Donnelly will be the seventh performance for the 2012–2013 season of Stars for Saskatchewan on Saturday, March 16.

Armed with a clarinet, a piano and their personable stage presence, Kornel Wolak and Chris Donnelly present a remarkable blend of classical and jazz music rarely heard in live performance. From revered classical pieces such as Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto in A Major, to Gershwin’s famous Rhapsody in Blue, the pair captivate audiences with virtuosity, familiar melodies and a profound passion for performing.
Highly praised on two continents for his glorious tone, precise technical control and musical imagination, clarinetist Wolak is well on his way to a major career as a soloist and chamber musician in both classical and cross-over repertoire. As a member of the renowned Quartetto Gelato from 2007 to 2009, Wolak performed on its 2009 recording, Musica Latina. As a soloist, he has performed with the Quebec Symphony Orchestra, Toronto Sinfonietta, Poland’s Poznan Philharmonic Orchestra’s opening 60th season gala concert, the Polish Radio Chamber Orchestra, and Charleston (North Carolina) Symphony Orchestra, amongst others. 
Donnelly is continually praised for his virtuosic performances, musicality, versatility and ability to captivate audiences. In September 2008, he released his Juno-nominated, debut album called Solo, featuring a blend of original material and arrangements of jazz standards. This also earned him nominations for Best Recording of the Year and Best Keyboardist of the Year from the 2009 National Jazz Awards. In March 2011, Chris released an album of original music inspired by the works of graphic artist M.C. Escher entitled Metamorphosis.
For more information, phone the Swift Current Allied Arts Council at 773-1338 or 1-877-211-2787 toll free. 

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