Time: 7:30pm CST February 24, 2022
Location: A. F. Siebert Chapel
Join us at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 24, in the A. F. Siebert Chapel for a dynamic duo performance: Bridge and Wolak. Classically-trained international soloists Michael Bridge (accordions and piano) and Kornel Wolak (clarinet and piano) are an internationally-acclaimed music and comedic duo, integrating traditional acoustic instruments with 21st century digital technology.
Kornel Wolak is an internationally-renowned soloist, teacher, and chamber musician; “Control and a smooth expressivity are what make Wolak shine” (Toronto Star). Mr. Wolak is on faculty teaching clarinet at Queen’s University and is also pioneering collaborative research in oral articulators with the department of speech-language pathology at the University of Toronto. His first book, “Articulation Types for Clarinet,” quickly became the new must-have book of 2018 for clarinetists and saxophonists.
Michael Bridge is a winner of the Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Emerging Artist Medal and has over 50 world premieres to his credit and tours extensively as an orchestral soloist, chamber musician, recitalist, and instructor. He is a doctoral candidate on accordion at the University of Toronto, studying with Joseph Macerollo.
Following the reception of their first album “Rock Bach,” their second album, “Tales from the Dinarides,” was commissioned by the University of Alberta in collaboration with Professor Guillaume Tardif. Performing their own uniquely reimagined repertoire of classical, world, and jazz fusion with deft virtuosity and endless wit, Bridge and Wolak have been called the “Victor Borges of the 21st century.” Their serious musical goods coupled with an entertaining, high-energy stage presence has led to critical acclaim in Europe, and North and South America. Bridge and Wolak bring an unforgettable musical experience you do not want to miss!
Seniors (55+) $8
To purchase tickets, please visit www.carthage.edu/tickets 24/7 or call the Fine Arts Box Office at 262-551-6661 from noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. View the #StaySafeCarthage Fine Arts Events page for safety protocols.
*Carthage students, faculty, and staff receive complimentary ticket(s) for this event. Please visit www.carthage.edu/fine-arts/box-office for ticket information and policies, or contact the Fine Arts Box Office with any additional questions. All complimentary ticket reservations must be redeemed in person with a Carthage photo ID at the Box Office. Email or phone reservations will not be accepted.