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Simone DinnersteinWith “arresting freshness and subtlety” (NPR), Juilliard-trained pianist Simone Dinnerstein internalizes her interpretations—every note, pause, and dynamic is filled with emotion and intentionality. In 2005, she blazed her own trail by self-financing her critically lauded debut in Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall. Then, in 2007, she self-financed her now legendary recording of Bach’s “Goldberg” Variations, which zoomed to No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard Classical chart when Telarc released it. Now, following three powerful albums mining the counterpoint of Bach, Beethoven, and Schubert, she has demonstrated her ability to hop genres with Night, her recently released song cycle of Americana arias alongside singer-songwriter Tift Merritt. Her Purdue program will play to her diverse strengths. Dinnerstein will offer her vantage point on Bach’s Two-Part Inventions; investigate George Crumb’s refraction of tunes by Thelonious Monk and W.A. Mozart in the kaleidoscopic Eine Kleine Mitternacht Musik; contemplate a marriage of minimalism and neo-classical from contemporary composer Nico Muhly; and perform Beethoven’s final piano sonata, No. 32 in C Minor, Op. 111.

Program Notes

SIMONE DINNERSTEIN

SINGLE

PICK5

GROUP

General Public

$26

$22

$22

Student/Child

$19

$16

$16

Sr. Citizen (62+)

$26

$21

$22

How to buy:

IN PERSON: Purdue campus box office in Elliott Hall of Music.
BY PHONE: 494-3933 or 800-914-SHOW
BY MAIL: Order form (PDF)
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