Simone Dinnerstein & Awadagin Pratt, piano
SIMONE DINNERSTEIN & AWADAGIN PRATT, piano
Mon, Oct 30, 7:30 p.m.
Kennedy Center Terrace Theater
For more than 20 years, Simone Dinnerstein and Awadagin Pratt have garnered individual praise for originality and astounding technical prowess—Pratt as an award-winning pianist, conductor, and educator, and Dinnerstein for her luminous piano interpretations of Bach, Glass, and beyond. Together at the Terrace Theater, these former Hayes Series artists perform a remarkable four-hand piano program, sharing one instrument and playing simultaneously on the same keyboard. This exciting and unique musical experience features an arrangement of Beethoven’s impressively challenging Symphony No. 6 in F Major, “Pastorale” and Schubert’s lyrical and lively Fantasie in F Minor, including some of the most expressive phrasing in the composer’s canon. Dinnerstein and Pratt also perform Johann Sebastian Bach piano transcriptions arranged for four-hands by György Kurtag plus solo works by Philip Glass, and more.
Johann Sebastian Bach/György Kurtág – O Lamm Gottes, unschuldig, BWV 1085
Pēteris Vasks – Castillo Interior
Philip Glass – Etude No. 6
Franz Schubert – Fantasie in F Minor, D. 940
Ludwig van Beethoven/Selmar Bagge – Symphony No. 6 in F Major, op. 68 (“Pastorale”)
This performance is made possible through the generous support of the following sponsors: Mary and Chris Mahle, The Honorable Mary V. Mochary, and Dallas Morse Coors Foundation for the Performing Arts.
Washington Performing Arts’s classical music performances this season are made possible in part through the generous support of Betsy and Robert Feinberg.
Special thanks to the following lead supporters of Washington Performing Arts’s mission-driven work: Jacqueline Badger Mars and Mars, Incorporated; D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities; and the National Capital Arts and Cultural Affairs Program and the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts.