Simone Dinnerstein piano
Fairfax Symphony Orchestra
Christopher Zimmerman, conductor
Glass Piano Concerto (world-premiere co-commission)
Simone Dinnerstein returns to perform the regional premiere of a new concerto written for her by renowned composer Philip Glass. " I have been a fan of Glass since my teens. In fact, his music drama "The Photographer" was the first live event I attended without an adult, and I have always associated his music with coming of age” says Dinnerstein. “There are almost no concertos written for piano and strings since Bach's time. Both Glass and I have a strong interest in Bach and how his music 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 new.".