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Monday, October 30, 2023, 7:30 p.m.
Kennedy Center Terrace Theater

“An astonishing richness of opulence, brilliance, muted hues, and quiet clarity” – The Washington Post on Simone Dinnerstein

“A pianist with a big sound and a knack for tackling fast, risky passages.” - The New York Times on Awadagin Pratt

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, Op. 68 “Pastoral,” 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
Johannes Brahms - Ballades Nos. 1 and 2, Op. 10
Philip Glass - Etude No. 6
Franz Schubert - Fantasie in F minor, Op. 28
Ludwig van Beethoven/Selmar Bagge - Symphony No. 6 in F Major, Op. 68 (“Pastorale”)

This performance is an external rental presented in coordination with the Kennedy Center Campus Rentals Office and is not produced by the Kennedy Center.

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This performance is made possible through the generous support of the following sponsors: The Honorable Mary V. Mochary, the 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.


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