Photo courtesy of Chandler Music
Chandler favorite, Simone Dinnerstein returns to Randolph for a
performance on Jan. 26.
New York pianist Simone Dinnerstein returns to Chandler Music
Hall for a recital on Saturday evening, Jan. 26 at 7:30 p.m.
Chandler audiences have developed a special relationship with this
extraordinary pianist through her regular performances at Chandler,
and welcome her back for a sixth season, with a performance of the
work that catapulted her to international recognition, the J.S.
Bach Goldberg Variations.
There is a special 5:30 p.m. pre-concert dinner offered in the
Esther Mesh Room of the Upper Gallery. Middlebury professor Larry
Hamberlin will give a pre-concert talk in the main hall about the
Goldberg Variations at 7 p.m., and a complimentary reception for
the artist and the audience follows the performance in the Chandler
Simone Dinnerstein is a searching and inventive artist who is
motivated by a desire to find the musical core of every work she
approaches. The New York Times reported, "An utterly distinctive
voice in the forest of Bach interpretation, Ms. Dinnerstein brings
her own pianistic expressivity to the Goldberg Variations, probing
each variation as if it were something completely new." Slate
magazine raved, "Dinnerstein is a throwback to such high
priestesses of music as Wanda Landowska and Myra Hess."
Simone Dinnerstein states, "My relationship with the Goldberg
Variations is a lifelong one. I find the music endlessly
fascinating and expressive and challenging. Every few years I like
to practice and perform the variations again, and the process of
rediscovering the music shows me how I have grown and changed in
the interim. I am excited to find new details in the score that I
hadn't noticed before and I warmly reconnect with the old
discoveries that still resonate with me. In the process, I discover
more deeply the musician I am in this moment."
Ms. Dinnerstein is a graduate of The Juilliard School where she
was a student of Peter Serkin. She was a winner of the Astral
Artist National Auditions, and has received the National Museum of
Women in the Arts Award and the Classical Recording Foundation
Award. She also studied with Solomon Mikowsky at the Manhattan
School of Music and in London with Maria Curcio.
Tickets for the concert are available online at
firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling the box office at
802-728-6464. There is a special reduced price for tickets
purchased before the day of the concert.