Duncan, DuHamel to Perform at NDSU
January 9, 2013
Minneapolis-based musicians Preston Duncan, saxophone, and Ann DuHamel, piano, will present a guest recital at the North Dakota State University Beckwith Recital Hall on Tuesday, January 29 at 7:30 PM. Admission is free and open to the public.
Duncan regularly performs as orchestral member with The Minnesota Orchestra and has appeared as soloist on two Indianapolis Pops concerts with composer Marvin Hamlisch and performed as instrumental soloist with the Indianapolis Symphony for the Ameritech Yuletide Celebration. A Yamaha Young Performing Artist, he has appeared as soloist in Paris, Berlin, Austria, Los Angeles, Chicago, Nashville, Boston, Costa Rica, and Taiwan. He has appeared as Concerto Soloist with La Grande Orchestre des Alpes de la Mer of Nice, France; the Muncie Symphony Orchestra; the Bowling Green State University Philharmonic; and the 98th Army Band stationed in Fort Rucker, Alabama.
Pianist Ann DuHamel serves as Head of Keyboard Studies at the University of Minnesota, Morris, where she coordinates and teaches solo, collaborative, and group piano, as well as piano pedagogy. She has performed in venues in Bulgaria and Italy as well as across the U.S., including appearances at Carnegie Weill Recital Hall in New York and the San Francisco Festival of Contemporary Music. A champion of new music, Ann is founding pianist of Ensemble: Périphérie, which recently accepted an invitation to join the artist roster of Distinguished Concerts International New York. Upcoming engagements include her tour with saxophonist Preston Duncan and Ensemble: Périphérie, as well as presentations and performances in Halifax, Buenos Aires, and Carnegie Weill Recital Hall, New York.
Duncan and DuHamel will perform Sonata by William Albright, Tango-Etudes by Astor Piazzolla, Brilliance by Ida Gotkovsky, and Klonos by Piet Swerts.