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Renowned pianist to perform in Alexandria

The next performance of the Central Lakes Concert Association’s 2013-2014 series will feature pianist Ann Duhamel. The concert will take place Sunday, April 27 at 3 p.m. at the Jefferson High School auditorium in Alexandria.

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Admission is by season membership only. Season memberships may be purchased at the doors, which open 45 minutes before the concert, or by contacting Jan Johnson at (320) 762-1350; Bernita Darveaux at (320) 763-6248; or Bev Peterson in Elbow Lake at (218) 685-4667.

Duhamel’s playing has been described as “imaginative, artistic, profound and mystical.” Her scheduled engagements in 2013-2014 include performances in Minnesota, South Dakota, Iowa, Wisconsin, Illinois and West Virginia.

Duhamel traveled last fall to Carnegie Weill Recital Hall in New York City with the ensemble Peripherie, of which she is a founding member.

Recent appearances include performances in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and a tour of Minnesota and North Dakota. She also made an appearance as guest soloist with the Central Lakes Symphony Orchestra in Alexandria this past year.

In 2009, Duhamel was appointed head of keyboard studies at the University of Minnesota, Morris.

Duhamel is currently at work on her dissertation on the Nocturnes of American composer Lowell Liebermann. She was awarded a University of Minnesota Imagine Fund grant to record these pieces in 2013. She will also perform the Liebermann Nocturnes at her upcoming concert.