Arts, Dining & Entertainment

Pianist Simone Dinnerstein gives solo recital at Chandler Music Hall

Courtesy of Chandler Center for the Arts

Simone Dinnerstein

Saturday, Dec. 5 at 7:30 p.m.—RANDOLPH—On Saturday, Dec. 5 at 7:30 p.m., acclaimed pianist Simone Dinnerstein makes her eighth appearance on the stage in a solo recital at Chandler Music Hall in Randolph. On the program are Schumann’s “Scenes from Childhood,” Bach’s “French Suite #5,” “Four Impromptus, Op. 90” by Schubert, and a new work by Dinnerstein’s composer friend, Philip Lasser, which enjoyed its world premiere earlier this year in Toronto.

Randolph’s audiences have developed a special relationship with the extraordinary pianist through her regular performances at Chandler. Of Chandler Dinnerstein said, “I have had the pleasure of performing at the Chandler Center several times in the past few years and I always look forward to returning. It is a beautiful, woody hall in a warm and vibrant community–exactly the perfect atmosphere for making music!” The audience is invited to a complimentary reception following the concert.

Philip Lasser joins Dinnerstein on the trip to Vermont and they will be hosted by VPR classical host Walter Parker in the studio in Colchester at noon on Friday, Dec. 4. Lasser speaks of the genesis of the “Bruegel Suite” for solo piano: “The idea for the ‘Bruegel Suite’ dates back to 2008 when Simone Dinnerstein and I visited the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna. We discovered that we both loved the paintings of Pieter Bruegel and spent hours feasting our eyes on his works at the museum. I remember how surprised we were that we had spent over two hours in just one room at the museum!”

Tickets for the concert are available online at www.chandler-arts.org . Chandler Music Hall is at 71-73 Main Street, Randolph.

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