Simone Dinnerstein and Ensemble LPR at the 2015 Naumburg Bandshell Concerts

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Friday, June 26, 2015

Listen to the broadcast of Simone Dinnerstein and Ensemble LPR from the Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park, recorded June 30. 

Ensemble LPR is the resident orchestra at the Greenwich Village venue Le Poisson Rouge. Joining the ensemble for this, the second concert at the bandshell, is the Brooklyn-based pianist Simone Dinnerstein. Best known for her 2007 self-financed recording of Bach’s Goldberg Variations, she performed the cycle in The Greene Space in 2013:

Tonight, Dinnerstein joins the orchestra in Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 23 K. 488.  Also on the program are works by John Adams, David Handler (the co-founder of Le Poisson Rouge) and Schoenberg (his lush Verklarte Nacht or Transfigured Night). Elliott Forrest hosts the broadcast.

Program playlist:

John Adams, (1947-), Shaker Loops, 1983
    I. Shaking and Trembling
    II. Hymning Slews
    III. Loops and Verses
    IV. A Final Shaking

W. A. Mozart, (1756-91), Piano Concerto No 23 in A, K488  (1786)
    I. Allegro
    II. Adagio
    III. Allegro assiai

(Simone Dinnerstein, piano)


Arnold Schoenberg, (1874-1951), Verklarte Nacht (Transfigured Night), Op. 4 [1899 revised 1943]
    I. Sehr langsam
    II. Etwas bewegter
    III. Schwer betont
    IV. Sehr breit und langsam
    V. Sehr ruhig

David Handler, Solstice (1980) [World Premiere]

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Comments [2]

I was there, and it was an interesting evening. My last two blog posts were of the Naumburg Concerts. If you're interested, here's the site:



Jul. 06 2015 11:01 AM
norm from san diego,ca

getting required listening before I go to work.Way to go WQXR!!!

Jun. 30 2015 09:44 PM

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