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Pianist Simone Dinnerstein Performs a New Concerto by Philip Glass

Pianist Simone Dinnerstein has teamed up with the Grammy-nominated string orchestra A Far Cry on a new recording of keyboard concertos by Philp Glass and Johann Sebastian Bach. The album “Circles” is available on the Orange Mountain Music label. The album features the world premiere recording of Glass's Piano Concerto No. 3, which was commissioned by Dinnerstein in collaboration with twelve orchestras, including A Far Cry.

Dinnerstein states: “There are almost no concertos written for piano and strings since Bach’s time. Both Glass and I have a strong interest in the music of Bach and how it impacts us today. The pairing of the Bach concerto with his own composition will create myriad strands of connectivity, enabling the listener to create bridges between the old and the new.”

Listen in as I chat with Simone about what is so unique about this work by Philip Glass. You can listen to sound clips from the new release HERE.