2021 Grammy-Nominated Pianist Simone Dinnerstein Performing Two Concerts in California in March

2021 Grammy-Nominated Pianist Simone Dinnerstein Performing Two Concerts in California in March

March 25, 2022 at 7:30pm | Green Music Center | Rohnert Park, CA

Tickets and more information: https://gmc.sonoma.edu/dinnerstein-haimovitzbeethoven-glass/

March 27, 2022 at 4:00pm | The Broad Stage | Santa Monica, CA Tickets and more information: https://thebroadstage.org/performances/2021-22/classical/simonedinnerstein

“an utterly distinctive voice in the forest of Bach interpretation” – The New York Times

Simone Dinnerstein: www.simonedinnerstein.com

Pianist Simone Dinnerstein, currently nominated for a 2021 Grammy Award in the category of Best Classical Instrumental Solo, will give two performances in California in March, presented by the Green Music Center and The Broad Stage.

On Friday, March 25, 2022 at 7:30pm, Dinnerstein will perform a program with cellist Matt Haimovitz, presented by the Green Music Center in Weill Hall (1801 E Cotati Ave., Rohnert Park, CA) featuring Beethoven’s Sonata for Cello and Piano in C Major No. 4, Op. 102 No. 1; Philip Glass’s Partita No. 2 for Solo Cello; Glass’s Mad Rush; and Beethoven’s Sonata for Cello and Piano in D Major No. 5, Op. 102 No. 2. Mad Rush is included on Dinnerstein’s latest album Undersong, available now on Orange Mountain Music.

Dinnerstein says of the mindset behind the pairing of composers for the program, "Beethoven tends to have short motifs that have a strong sense of rhythm and Glass does that as well.” The Hollywood Reporter writes of Dinnerstein and Haimovitz’s collaborative performance of this Beethoven and Glass repertoire, “By bringing the two composers together, [Dinnerstein and Haimovitz] show the ongoing relevancy of Beethoven’s genius through the modern commentary in the compositions of Philip Glass.”

On Sunday, March 27, 2022 at 4:00pm, The Broad Stage presents Simone Dinnerstein on the Broad Stage’s Main Stage (1310 11th Street, Santa Monica, CA). Dinnerstein will present a performance of J.S. Bach’s Goldberg Variations, which she recorded for her self-produced, breakout solo album of the same name.

In August 2007, the album was released on Telarc, earning the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Classical Chart during its first week of sales. It also appeared on "Best of 2007" lists including those of the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the New Yorker, several radio stations, iTunes "Editor's Choice Best Classical," Amazon.com Best CDs of 2007, and Barnes & Noble's Top 5 Debut CDs of 2007. In September 2008, the recording received the prestigious Diapason d'Or Award.

The New York Times said Dinnerstein’s recording “is a distinctive approach to [the Goldberg Variations]: colorful and idiosyncratic, a contemporary pianist’s rather than a harpsichordist’s account.” Slate says Dinnerstein’s career-catapulting record, “[G]lows with a warmth…[and] has its own profound inwardness.”

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