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Faculty Recital: Ann DuHamel “Prayers for a Feverish Planet”

October 7, 2023 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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One event on October 8, 2023 at 2:00 pm

Free

About the Event:

Join Ann DuHamel in a piano recital featuring her music series about climate change! In 2019, DuHamel says that she was feeling despondent about the climate crisis. In response to this, she launched a call for scores to use music to make a difference. Composers in more than 35 countries sent her more than 170 pieces. With multi-movement works and larger sets, she received 316 individual movements and pieces. This project has created a culmination of over 60 works of music from composers across the globe.

About Ann DuHamel:

Hailed as a “forward thinking classical pianist” (Midwest Record) for her debut album Rückblick: New Piano Music Inspired by Brahms (Furious Artisans, 2020), Ann actively champions contemporary composers, recently commissioning works by Flannery Cunningham, Jocelyn Hagen, and Edie Hill, among others. Piano Magazine applauded “the depth of programming and playing” in Rückblick, admiring Ann’s “range of sound and full melodic tone,” as well as her “clear voicing and vibrant sense of color.” Dr. Brahms’s Book of Rags, which appears on the album, was a finalist in The American Prize in Piano Performance, 2021, and received a Special Judges’ Citation: “Championing the Music of Marc Chan.” Rückblick was also a finalist for Best Album in the 2022 Petrichor International Music Competition.

Ann can also be heard on the 2022 release Tyler Kline: Orchard (Neuma Records), performing six works of Kline, five of which she commissioned. Fanfare Magazine praised her performance as “alive … [played with] aching expression.” Tracks from Rückblick and Orchard have been featured on WFMT (Chicago), WRUW (Cleveland), WSMR (Tampa), WMBR (Cambridge, MA), WYSO (Ohio), XRAY-FM (Portland, Oregon), and Minnesota Public Radio.

In demand as a collaborative pianist, Ann has performed chamber music with members of both the Grammy-Award winning Minnesota Orchestra and the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, as well as with Martha Councell-Vargas, flute; Preston Duncan, saxophone; Tracey Engelman, soprano; Maria Jette, soprano; and Clara Osowski, mezzo-soprano. Her performance at Carnegie Weill Recital Hall with ensemble: Périphérie was hailed by the New York Concert Review as “outstanding,” praising the group of “superb musicians [who] played with power and assurance.”

Details

Date:
October 7, 2023
Time:
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Cost:
Free

Venue

Humanities Fine Arts Building, The Recital Hall
600 East 4th Street
Morris, MN 56267 United States
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