Arts & Culture

Simone Dinnerstein Plays Bach in the Geary Studio

This evening at the Menil Collection, Da Camera presents renowned pianist Simone Dinnerstein whose newly-released recording of J.S. Bach’s Inventions and Sinfonias debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Classical Chart.  Simone joined Houston Public Media’s St.John Flynn in the Geary Performance Studio to talk about her latest album and play some of the pieces from it.

Dinnerstein will perform all 15 of Bach’s Inventions on her recital this evening, along with Nico Muhly's You Can't Get There From Here (written for Simone in 2012), George Crumb's Eine Kleine Mitternachtmusik (Ruminations on 'Round Midnight by Thelonious Monk), and Beethoven’s Sonata No. 32 in C minor, Op. 111.  She chose to combine these works on this program because they all explore time and counterpoint, in different ways.

Seated at the Steinway in the Geary Studio she performs 5 of Bach’s Inventions, and talks about her love of the music of J.S. Bach, and about her “Bachpacking” education project.

The audio producer for these performances in the Geary Studio was Todd Hulslander.

For more information about tonight’s recital, visit Da Camera online.  Here’s a link to Simone Dinnerstein’s website.


St. John Flynn

St. John Flynn

Arts & Culture Director

Born and raised in Coventry, England, St. John received his B.A. (with honors) in French from the University of Liverpool.He lived and worked in France for two years before coming to the U.S. in 1986 to attend graduate school at the University of Georgia (UGA) in Athens. He worked as...

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