New Meetup: Jeremy Denk piano recital

From: Cecily
Sent on: Sunday, August 29, 2010 8:59 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for Bay Area Classical Music Meetup!

What: Jeremy Denk piano recital

When: Sunday, October 24,[masked]:00 PM

Where: Hertz Hall
College and Bancroft
Berkeley, CA 94720

Is it too early to start thinking about October? Maybe it is, but I wanted to give you PLENTY of time to buy your ticket in case this sells out, which I think it will (there are already not many seats left on the piano side in the front half of the theater).

Jeremy Denk is a great American pianist who has been gradually garnering acclaim for his thoughtful and expressive playing and unusual programming. He has appeared in the Bay Area as a soloist with the San Francisco Symphony and as the recital partner of violinist Joshua Bell. This recital will mark his solo recital debut with Cal Performances (and I think his solo recital debut in the Bay Area). In addition to playing he pens a unique and funny blog about music, the touring life and other random things, at www.jeremydenk.net/blog
He will be performing Ligeti Etudes & Bach Goldberg Variations.

Tickets are $37-$42, which you need to buy for yourself through Cal Performances (we probably will not be sitting together):

http://www.calperfs.berkeley.edu/performances/2010-11/recital/jd.php

Their blurb:

Following his acclaimed recital with Joshua Bell last season, American pianist Jeremy Denk makes his Berkeley solo recital debut in an unusually broad program that provides a fine example of his adventurous approach. Gy?rgy Ligeti's Etudes are milestones of contemporary music and among the most inventive works recently composed for the piano. Each of these remarkable miniatures?some fiendishly complicated, some deceptively simple?explores a different sound world, but it all adds up to a powerful musical statement. The program also includes Bach's beloved Goldberg Variations. Describing Denk's interpretation of these timeless masterworks, the New York Times called it "magical...a performance to treasure."

Program: Etudes (Books 1 and 2) ? Bach: Goldberg Variations

post-meetup details TBA

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http://www.meetup.com/Bay-Area-Classical-Music/calendar/14586728/

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