Distinguished pianist Simone Dinnerstein performs Bach with the Aspen Concert Orchestra

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

At 8:30pm on Saturday, August 14 2010, distinguished pianist Simone Dinnerstein will return to Aspen Music Festival to make her debut with the Aspen Concert Orchestra. Lead by Maestro Case Scaglione, Ms. Dinnerstein will perform J.S. Bach’s Keyboard Concerto in D minor, BWV 1052 and Keyboard Concerto in F minor, BWV 1056 and J. S. Bach’s English Suite No. 3 in G minor, BWV 808 at Harris Concert Hall (960 North Third Street). The Aspen Concert Orchestra will also perform J.C. Bach’s Grand Overture in D major, op. 18, no. 6, W. XC1.

"...her mastery of shifts in style and interpretation really held the audience captive" - Interchanging Idioms

Simone Dinnerstein recently returned from Berlin where she recorded her first album for Sony Classical. In Aspen, she will perform three pieces from the album – J.S. Bach’s Keyboard Concerto in D minor, BWV 1052 and Keyboard Concerto in F minor, BWV 1056 and Bach’s English Suite No. 3 in G minor, BWV 808. The recording features Ms. Dinnerstein as piano soloist with Kammerorchester der Staatskapelle Berlin (performing without a conductor) and also includes transcriptions of two Bach Chorale Preludes – Ferruccio Busoni’s transcription of “Ich ruf' zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ,” and Myra Hess’s transcription of “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring,” BWV 147. The CD will be released worldwide in January 2011, and will be engineered by Grammy-winning producer Adam Abeshouse.

American pianist Simone Dinnerstein has fast been gaining international attention since making a triumphant New York recital debut at Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall in 2005, performing Bach's Goldberg Variations. Recent and upcoming performances include Ms. Dinnerstein's recital debuts at The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and the Vienna Konzerthaus, the Lincoln Center Mostly Mozart Festival, the Aspen and Ravinia festivals, in Cologne, Paris, London, Copenhagen, Vilnius, Bremen, Rome, and Lisbon, and at the Stuttgart Bach Festival; as well as debut performances with the Dresden Philharmonic, Czech Philharmonic, New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestra of St. Luke's, Kristjan Järvi's Absolute Ensemble, the Tokyo Symphony, Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra, Baltimore Symphony, Atlanta Symphony, and the Minnesota Orchestra. In New York she has performed on the People's Symphony series at Town Hall, on Lincoln Center's Great Performers series, and in three sold-out recitals at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. She is also a frequent performer at (Le) Poisson Rouge in the West Village. In July 2009, she made her debut with the New York Philharmonic at Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall, playing Liszt's Piano Concerto No. 2.

Saturday, August 14, 2010 at 8:30pm
Harris Concert Hall 960 North Third Street Aspen, CO

Tickets: $55 at http://aspenmusicfestival.com or 970-925-9042

Program:
J.S. Bach’s Keyboard Concerto in D minor, BWV 1052
J.S. Bach’s Keyboard Concerto in F minor, BWV 1056
J.S. Bach’s English Suite No. 3 in G minor, BWV 808
J.C. Bach’s Grand Overture in D Major, op. 18, no.

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