LOUIS LESSONS LIVE
with University of Michigan Professor Emeritus of Piano, Louis Nagel
Sunday, October 24th @ 2:00 PM
Kerrytown Concert House is thrilled to finally invite you inside for your next lesson with highly-acclaimed pianist and engaging raconteur, Louis Nagel! This lecture-concert series began as part of our livestreamed series during quarantine, and was so well-received, we’re bringing him back for more! Join us for this next edition of Louis Lessons – no practicing required – where Nagel combines his exquisite playing with his extensive musical insights and humor.
COVID-19 Safety Policy for Indoor Concerts
- Moving forward, all patrons and artists who wish to attend or present performances indoors at KCH must provide a valid, complete COVID-19 vaccination card OR proof of a negative COVID-19 test performed within the previous 72 hours prior to entry. Such proof must be presented at concert check-in, may be displayed on a smartphone OR presented as a physical copy, and must also be accompanied by a matching, valid ID for verification.**
- Additionally, according to current CDC recommendations, masks are required for audiences inside the House and can only be removed when seated with a beverage (when available). When performing, artists may wear a mask, or not, at their own discretion.
**Proof of vaccination exceptions will be made for children under 12 and people with a medical condition or closely held religious beliefs that prevent vaccination. These guests must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within the previous 72 hours prior to entry.
Louis Nagel is Professor Emeritus of Piano at The University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre, and Dance. 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 University of Michigan 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.
Winner of the Harold Haugh Award for Excellence in Teaching at The University of Michigan, Louis Nagel has combined his pedagogical and performance career with outreach throughout the United States and abroad.Performances and residencies have reached audiences and students in Israel, Vienna, Russia, England, Australia Taiwan, and Poland. He is equally at home on the concert stage or in retirement homes and OSHER classes for senior citizens. He has proudly taught some of the most talented graduates of the Music School who have gone on to distinguish themselves in their careers. Louis Nagel has been called the “go-to” person to prepare for college and conservatory auditions and for those whom aspire to “the next level” in pianistic and musical artistry.
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.
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.