|Karkowska Duo - Sunday, September 25, 2016 2:30 p.m.|
Karkowska Sisters are internationally acclaimed artists that perform extraordinary programs of virtuosity and laughter full of beautiful music, unforgettable stories and comedy. Audiences in North America and Europe have gone "wild" over their breathtaking performances. Celebrate the new BCCA venue with the Karkowska Duo. Join the Bakersfield Community Concert Association as we celebrate our 54th Anniversary Season. Single concert tickets are $35. Adult season memberships (5 concerts) are $75.
The Karkowska Duo will make student outreach performances before their Sunday concert at Harvey Auditorium. They will visit Tevis Junior High School, Rio Bravo-Greeley School and Garces Memorial High School.
Praised by the press for performing "Virtuoso pieces with virtuoso accompaniment" (Union Journal Chicago) and "telling fantastic stories with music that literally takes ones breath away" (Fairmont Chamber Music Society) is a nationally and internationally acclaimed ensemble.The Karkowska Duo have performed both in North America and Europe meeting with rave reviews and standing ovations. Their debut at the Carnegie Hall, a tribute to benefit victims of the national tragedy at the World Trade Center on September 11, was an unmitigated success crowned with long standing ovations and encores.
The Karkowska Duo have been invited to record several programs for Polish National Television and Radio (Written by the Bow, Karkowska Sisters Duo, "Kamerton", Pegaz), appeared on PolVision (Chicago,IL), PBS (Buffalo) and together won many prestigious prizes and awards including Top Prizes at the National Competitions in Poland, the First Prize at the International Competition at the Aspen Music Festival (CO), and at the WGUC International Radio Competition (Cincinnati, OH).
The Karkowska Duo have performed to a great success at some of the most prestigious venues including Carnegie Hall in New York City, Gusman Center for Performing Arts in Miami, FL, Ford Community and Performing Arts Center in Dearborn, MI,The Grace Crum Rollins Fine Arts Center in Willamsburg, KY and to mention only few. They were invited to play for Pope John Paul II's Eightieth Birthday in Chicago, IL,and held concerts at the special request of the Governor of Kentucky (Henry's Clay Award Ceremony) and His Imperial and Royal Highness Prince Henri Constantine Paleologue. They also performed at the special event-gala organized by UNICEF to raise funds for the children of Guatemala in Miami, FL, and the Panasonic Foundation in Colorado Springs, CO.
The Karkowska Duo present great music with great stories : "Love in Opera", "Around the World in Ninety (or Sixty) Minutes", "The Great Romantics: from St. Petersburg to Paris", "Art of Variation"
The Karkowska Duo is also playing an active role in music education. They have already performed and lectured for over one hundred thousand (!) of young listeners in United States to a great success.
"the audience went wild with with applause and standing ovation" Fred Volkmer, Southampton Press
"as a duo they communicate easily with an audience, telling fantastic stories with music that literally takes one's breath away" John Ashton, president of Fairmont Chamber Music Society
"Their performance was of Carnegie Hall Caliber" Ed Wiater, Am-Pol Eagle
"Two sisters of immense talent, Their brilliant performance drew a standing ovation." Helen Pierce, Polish World, Detroit
"A superbly talented young pianist" David Mulbery, DMA, FAGO University of Cincinnati
"... Anna Karkowska, one of the most superb young violinists, offered the audience virtuoso pieces with the virtuoso accompaniment of her sister (Kasha)" Wojciech Wierzewski, Union Journal, Chicago
"True virtuoso performers"
Betty C. Hamilton Fine Arts Association of Southeastern Kentucky
Welcome to Harvey Auditorium the
Karkowska Duo for a delightful afternoon of violin and piano music.
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