Saturday, February 22nd will be the Algoma debut for one of the area’s musical treasures. In February, the Performing Arts Center traditionally holds a baby grand piano show. Director David Robertson tried to include a local musician, Michael Swedberg, in last year’s program but he declined due to being new to the community. Swedberg has agreed to take part in the 2020 edition and Robertson consulted Peter Nehlsen on how to best set up a dueling baby grand program at the center. Robertson says he remains surprised by Nehlsen’s response.
Robertson and Swedberg have both gotten a couple of rehearsal sessions using the infamous double grand piano. They say that it is a treat and a smile never leaves their face while they are playing.