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Pianist, Louis Nagel ~ Bach Birthday Recital: 338 Years and Still Counterpointing!
March 12 @ 2:00 pm
Pianist, Louis Nagel
Bach Birthday Recital
338 Years and Still Counterpointing!
Sunday, March 12th at 2:00 pm
“…an exciting musical intelligence combined with a brilliant technique…”
Esteemed pianist, lecturer and KCH favorite, Louis Nagel returns to the KCH stage for a solo piano performance honoring 338 years of Johann Sebastian Bach in recognition of the great composer’s birthday! Join us for an enriching afternoon with Louis Nagel and Bach!
This performance is supported by Genre Underwriters, Maurice & Linda Binkow.
Ellen Rowe, jazz pianist and composer, is currently Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Jazz and Contemporary Improvisation at the University of Michigan. She is a graduate of the Eastman School of Music, and previously served as Director of Jazz Studies at the University of Connecticut. Winner of the Hartford, CT Advocate Readers’ Poll for Best Acoustic Jazz, Ms. Rowe has performed throughout the U.S., Europe, South Africa, and Australia. CDs out under her own name include “Sylvan Way”, “Wishing Well”, “Denali Pass” and “Courage Music.” Her latest project, “Momentum – Portraits of Women In Motion”, was released in January of 2019. When not leading her own trio, quartet or quintet, she is in demand as a sideman, having performed with a wide variety of jazz artists. Ms. Rowe’s compositions and arrangements have been performed and recorded by jazz ensembles and orchestras around the world, and she was recently a composer-in-residence at the Eastman School of Music and the University of Wisconsin at Madison. She is on the Board of the International Society of Jazz Arrangers and Composers and also serves as the Coordinator for the JEN Sisters In Jazz Collegiate Combo Competition, in addition to being an in-demand clinician.
Louis Nagel combines an active concert and teaching schedule and his lecture-recitals are enjoyed by musicians and non-musicians alike. He has performed in highly acclaimed solo recitals and concerto concerts in major American and European cities. He has taught at the Interlochen Arts Camp, International Music Camp in Poland, Adamant Music School, and the Amalfi Coast Music Festival in Italy. He was formerly director of the School of Music, Theatre & Dance Outreach Program, advisor to the Bachelor of Musical Arts Degree program, and interim chair of the Department of Piano. He joined the SMTD faculty in 1969.
Nagel is a sought-after presenter at state and national conferences with lecture-recitals at National Music Teachers’ Association conventions in Dallas, Washington, D.C., and Salt Lake City. He is often invited as a state convention artist and has appeared in other forums throughout the United States. He is a member and former board member of the American Liszt Society and often performs at its annual festivals including the Great Romantics Festival at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario.
Nagel has collaborated with his wife, psychologist, psychoanalyst, and musician Dr. Julie Jaffee Nagel, at the Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute and the American Psychoanalytic Association. Professor Nagel is a Steinway artist, and has performed in Steinway Hall in New York as well as numerous times for the Steinway music stores in Michigan. He has recorded Four Centuries of J. S. Bach for Equilibrium as well as Music of C.P.E. Bach and Joseph Haydn for Block M.
His three degrees from The Juilliard School include studies with Rosina Lhevinne, Josef Raieff, and Joseph Bloch. Subsequent to his studies at The Juilliard School was a summer of coaching with Vladimir Ashkenazy.
Nagel’s performances have included Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition in Florence, Italy and four programs devoted to the piano sonatas of Schubert at Kerrytown. He also presented a program on the French Suites of Bach at the Music Teachers National Association National Convention in New York.
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- Masks are strongly encouraged and available as needed.
- Please do not attend a performance if you are feeling ill or have any symptoms of COVID-19.