Release Date: November 2, 2009
Simone Dinnerstein to perform in Premiere Series
Kennesaw State performance features "sought-after pianist"
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KENNESAW, Ga.—Kennesaw State University’s Premiere Series presents pianist Simone Dinnerstein in concert at 8 p.m. Nov. 14 in the Performance Hall of the Dr. Bobbie Bailey & Family Performance Center.
The program features the Piano Variations of American composer Aaron Copland. Also featured that evening will be performances of Anton Webern’s Variationen für Klavier, Op. 27, Franz Schubert’s Four Impromptus, Op. 90 (D. 899) and Philip Lasser’s Twelve Variations on a Chorale by J.S. Bach. The performance will close with J.S. Bach’s French Suite, No. 5 in G major, BWV 816.
Bobby Asher, artistic director of the Bailey Center, said, "Ms. Dinnerstein is rapidly becoming one of the most sought-after pianists performing today, and her reputation is well-deserved. We're very excited that she is coming to share her virtuoso technique and remarkable interpretive powers with us."
Dinnerstein made her New York recital debut in 2005 at Carnegie Hall where she performed Bach’s “Goldberg Variations.” Since then, she has performed at The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Lincoln Center Mostly Mozart Festival and the Dresden Philharmonic, among others.
After releasing her first solo CD in 2007, she garnered the number one spot during its first week sales on the Billboard Classical Chart. Her CD was also placed on “Best of 2007” lists in such publications as The New York Times and The Los Angeles Times.
Tickets for the concert are $30. For information and directions, contact the KSU box office at 770-423-6650 or online.
Dinnerstein will also offer a public master class 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 13, in the Performance Hall.
This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.
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A member of the 35-unit University System of Georgia, Kennesaw State University is a comprehensive, residential institution with a growing student population of more than 21,000 from 142 countries. The third-largest university in Georgia, Kennesaw State offers more than 65 graduate and undergraduate degrees, including new doctorates in education and business.
The KSU College of the Arts is one of only four Georgia institutions to have achieved full national accreditation for all of its arts programs.