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September 16, 2007: Doktorski Lecture and Performance

Henry Doktorski presented a lecture and performed a solo accordion recital at the Hanni Strahl Concert Hall at A World of Accordions Museum in Superior, Wisconsin on Sunday, September 16, 2007.

Doktorski's 2:00 p.m. lecture focused on the accordion in classical music, and his 3 p.m. recital included classical and popular original works and transcriptions for accordion. He performed on one of Helmi Harrington's historic instruments.

His program included:
  • J. Brahms: Hungarian Dance No. 5
  • H. Doktorski: Theme and Variation on Richard Rodgers' "Edelweiss"
  • Traditional: Clarinet Polka
  • A. Piazzolla: Oblivion
  Works by Guido Deiro:
  • My Florence Waltz
  • Deiro Rag
  • Deirina Mazurka
  • Sharpshooters March
  Works by Pietro Deiro:
  • Beautiful Days Waltz
  • Celestina Polka
  • Quick Silver Novelette
  • Imperia Overture

Audience members attended from several states, including Wisconsin, Minnesota, Indiana, Texas, New Jersey and California. Cinemetographer Steve Mobia was on hand from San Francisco to film the concert and interview Doktorski for Behind the Bellows, a forthcoming documentary movie on the accordion. Henry's brother John also attended.

A reception and dinner followed the concert. For more information about A World of Accordions Museum, contact Dr. Helmi Strahl Harrington at 218-393-0245 or

Photograph courtesy Steve Mobia.

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