Unusual duo to perform on Quadra

Duo Kornel Wolak and Chris Donnelly perform at the Quadra Community Centre on Sunday. - Submitted
Duo Kornel Wolak and Chris Donnelly perform at the Quadra Community Centre on Sunday.
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Quadra Cultural Committee presents an unusual blend of classical and jazz, performed on piano and clarinet with the addition of technical brilliance, musical imagination and a captivating stage presence.

You won’t find a more entertaining way to spend a Sunday afternoon than with the Wolak/Donnelly Duo at the Quadra Community Centre on Sunday, March 23 at 2:30 p.m.

New generation musicians, Kornel Wolak (extraordinary clarinettist and Quarteto Gelato alumnus) and Chris Donnelly (pianist, composer and creative improviser) have teamed up to present a musical blend that spans the genres, from Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto in A Major to Oscar Peterson’s classic Hymn to Freedom. They’re funny, they’re virtuosic, they’re passionate! Wolak and Donnelly have captivated audiences across Canada.

Holding a Masters of Music, Polish-born Kornel Wolak performs solo and with many chamber groups and orchestras across North America and Europe. Canadian-born pianist and composer Chris Donnelly holds a Masters of Music Degree in Jazz Performance and currently teaches at the University of Toronto. Wolak and Donnelly have just released their first recording “Common Ground.”

Tickets for the Wolak/Donnelly Duo are available at Hummingbird Office and Art Supply in Q. Cove, at Works of H’Art in Heriot Bay and at the Music Plant in Campbell River.  Advance tickets are $17; $20 at the door. Students 16 and under admitted free with an adult.

Visit www.wolak-donnelly.com for more information, or call 250-285-2580.


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