The North Shore Civil War Roundtable will present a special evening of entertainment by the Karkowska Sisters Duo performing their musical program, American Treasures.
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 sisters 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 sisters 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).
They 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 Williamsburg, 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.
They present great music with great stories. The Karkowska Sisters 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 great success.