Past Concerts

2018 - Jan. 13 & 14 - Bach Transfigured

Simone Dinnerstein

Saturday, January 13, 7:30 PM
Macky Auditorium, CU Campus, Boulder

Sunday, January 14, 2 PM
Pinnacle Performing Arts Complex, Denver

Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra
Michael Butterman, conductor

C.P.E. BACH  Symphony in C Major

SCHOENBERG  Transfigured Night

J.S. BACH  Keyboard Concerto in G minor
    Simone Dinnerstein, piano

PHILIP GLASS  Piano Concerto No. 3  |  watch
Colorado premiere, a Boulder Phil co-commission
   Simone Dinnerstein, piano

Brilliant pianist Simone Dinnerstein returns to Boulder for two concertos, including the premiere of a Boulder Phil co-commission by Philip Glass, consciously inspired by Bach. Bach’s spirit also pervades the program through his G minor concerto and in a work by his son, struggling to both honor his father and assert his independence from him. Themes of forgiveness and redemption prevail in the lush, romantic Transfigured Night by Schoenberg, a man deeply influenced by Bach’s bold chromaticism and flawless voice leading.

“Arresting freshness and subtlety”

NEW Podcast Series! Classical music host Marilyn Cooley interviews Michael Butterman and discusses highlights of our Bach Transfigured concerts:

6:30 PM - Free pre-concert talk with Michael Butterman and Simone Dinnerstein

Tickets start at $13; Students $5 at Macky
$15/$25 at Pinnacle PAC

Jan. 13:

Jan. 14:

Judy and Steve Knapp
Wayne Itano and Christine Yoshinaga-Itano

Ann and Russell Hayes

Andy and Audrey Franklin

The January  13 performance is being broadcast live at 7:30 PM on Colorado Public Radio’s classical service (CPR Classical), 88.1 FM and 99.9 FM, and

About Simone Dinnerstein

American pianist Simone Dinnerstein is a searching and inventive artist who is motivated by a desire to find the musical core of every work she approaches. The New York-based pianist 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.

Dinnerstein’s performance schedule has taken her around the world since her acclaimed New York recital debut at Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall in 2005, to 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, and the Tokyo Symphony.

Dinnerstein has played concerts throughout the U.S. for the Piatigorsky Foundation, an organization dedicated to bringing classical music to non-traditional venues. She gave the first classical music performance in the Louisiana state prison system at the Avoyelles Correctional Center, and performed at the Maryland Correctional Institution for Women in a concert organized by the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. Dedicated to her community, in 2009 Dinnerstein founded Neighborhood Classics, a concert series open to the public hosted by New York public schools which raises funds for their music education programs.

Dinnerstein is a graduate of The Juilliard School where she was a student of Peter Serkin. She also studied with Solomon Mikowsky at the Manhattan School of Music and in London with Maria Curcio. She is on the faculty of the Mannes School of Music and is a Sony Classical artist.

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