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Posted on Tue, Aug 6, 2013 : 10 a.m.

U-M pianist Louis Nagel explores Mozart, Debussy at Kerrytown Concert House lecture, show

By Roger LeLievre

After a memorable residency on the music of Bach last summer, Ann Arbor-based, world-renowned pianist Louis Nagel returns to Kerrytown Concert House to present programs Saturday and Sunday on the music of Mozart and Debussy.

Saturday’s program is billed as a lecture and concert, while Sunday’s is a concert only.

Nagel - who earned three degrees from The Juilliard School - has been performing for over 50 years. He has played and taught at the University of Michigan since 1969, as well as the National Music Camp, the Sydney Conservatorium, St. Petersburg Conservatory, Donghai University in Taichung, Taiwan, The Rubin Academy in Jerusalem, and festivals in Vermont, Poland and Italy. He has performed numerous times in New York, including two recent concerts at Steinway Hall.

In Ann Arbor, Nagel has appeared under the auspices of the University Musical Society and with Arie Lipsky and the Ann Arbor Symphony. Of note is an ongoing series traversing the entire trio literature of Beethoven, with colleagues Stephen Shipps and Anthony Elliott.

If you haven’t heard Nagel speak, he has a knack for engaging the audience and making the complicated easy to grasp. His playing is a pure delight. Sit back and enjoy.

Louis Nagel will be at Kerrytown Concert House, 415 N. Fourth Ave., at 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug.10 and Sunday, Aug, 11. Admission is $30-$5. Details at or 734-769-2999.