Saturday, Jan. 21 at 7:30 p.m.—RANDOLPH—Simone Dinnerstein will perform a recital at Chandler Music Hall on Saturday evening, Jan. 21 at 7:30 p.m. This extraordinary pianist has made her way into the hearts of Randolph audiences over the years and this will be her ninth appearance at the Chandler Steinway.
Dinnerstein is a critically lauded musician whose thoughtful, compelling interpretations continue to captivate audiences worldwide. She returns to Chandler with an innovative program contrasting piano compositions by Franz Schubert with late works of Philip Glass, creating a circular dialogue between two seemingly different styles of music.
On the program will be a collection of Schubert impromptus and the Sonata #21, juxtaposed with three etudes and “Metamorphosis One” by Glass, the latter familiar to fans of the TV show, “Person of Interest,” having been the music of the series finale. The New York Times has called the 20 etudes “some of Glass’s best, most harmonically inventive music.”
A New York-based pianist, Dinnerstein gained an international following with the remarkable success of her recording of Bach’s “Goldberg Variations,” which she independently raised the funds to record. Released in 2007 on Telarc, it ranked no. 1 on the U.S. Billboard Classical Chart in its first week of sales and was named to many “Best of 2007” lists including those of The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, and The New Yorker. NPR has expressed that she “compels the listener to follow her in a journey of discovery filled with unscheduled detours…She’s actively listening to every note she plays, and the result is a wonderfully expressive interpretation.”
Now, Dinnerstein’s performance schedule takes her on frequent trips around the world. Since her acclaimed New York recital debut at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall in 2005 she has performed in venues including the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Vienna Konzerthaus, Berlin Philharmonie, Sydney Opera House, Seoul Arts Center, and London’s Wigmore Hall; festivals that include the Lincoln Center Mostly Mozart Festival, the Aspen, Verbier, and Ravinia festivals; and performances with the Vienna Symphony Orchestra, Dresden Philharmonic, Staatskapelle Berlin, RAI National Symphony Orchestra, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Czech Philharmonic, Danish National Symphony Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Minnesota Orchestra, Atlanta Symphony, Baltimore Symphony, Montreal Symphony Orchestra, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Orquestra a Sinfonica Brasileira, the Tokyo Symphony, and very recently Cuba’s National Youth Orchestra in Havana.
Tickets are available online at chandler-arts.org or by calling 802-728-6464 weekdays 12-5 p.m.
Chandler Music Hall is fully accessible and equipped for the hearing impaired. It is located at 71-73 Main St., Randolph.
Photo courtesy of Chandler Center for the Arts