Simone Dinnerstein will appear in concert at the new eTown Hall in Boulder (1535 Spruce Street) on Tuesday, 26 June at 7:30pm, performing a program of solo keyboard works by Bach and, with members of the Colorado Music Festival Chamber Players, music by Schumann and Mozart.
Dinnerstein has built her fame on Bach, and he remains the mainstay of her repertoire. Of her latest Sony album, Something Almost Being Said: Music of Bach and Schubert, Dinnerstein says, “Bach and Schubert, to my ears, share a distinctive quality. Their non-vocal music has a powerful narrative, a vocal element. The effect is that of wordless voices singing textless melodies. Bach and Schubert’s melodic lines are so fluent, so expressive, and so minutely inflected that they sound as though they might at any moment burst suddenly into speech. They sound like something almost being said.” Something Almost Being Said follows Dinnerstein’s Bach: A Strange Beauty, which The San Francisco Chronicle called “unadorned but profound bliss,” and The Washington Post said, “Dinnerstein’s readings may be said to plumb these works’ genuine depths . . . poised, elegant, wonderfully played.”
Dinnerstein has an international career as a concert pianist and has appeared throughout the United States for the Piatigorsky Foundation, an organization dedicated to bringing classical music to non-traditional venues. Also dedicated to her community, Dinnerstein has founded Neighborhood Classics, a concert series open to the public hosted by New York City public schools.