Sunday, May 20, 2018, 03:00pm - 05:00pm
New Century Chamber Orchestra concludes its 2017-2018 season with the West Coast Premiere of Philip Glass's Piano Concerto No. 3 featuring Simone Dinnerstein. Appearing as piano soloist, Dinnerstein will perform this work alongside Bach's Keyboard Concerto No. 7 in G minor. Indianapolis Symphony concertmaster Zachary DePue serves as Guest Concertmaster in a program that also features Henry Purcell's Chacony in G minor (arr. Britten), Bryce Dessner's Aheym and Francesco Geminiani's Concerto Grosso No. 12 in D minor.
A joint commission by a consortium of orchestras that includes New Century, Philip Glass's Piano Concerto No. 3 was written specifically for Simone Dinnerstein and received its world premiere in September 2017 by A Far Cry (Boston) as part of the nationwide celebration of the composer's 80th birthday. The Boston Globe called it "beguiling" with its "lush churn of unsettled harmonies" and commented on how the "chromatic bravura from the piano were like 19th-century ghosts drifting in and out of the shadow." Praised by The New York Times for her "utterly distinctive voice in the forest of Bach interpretation," Dinnerstein's independently funded 2007 recording of Bach's Goldberg Variations earned an international following that saw the album top the U.S. Billboard Classical Chart and feature in the "Best of 2007" lists from The New York Times, Los Angeles Times and the New Yorker.
New Century's Guest Concertmaster Zachary DePue brings over a decade of experience as Indianapolis Symphony's concertmaster. After graduating from Philadelphia's prestigious Curtis Institute of Music in 2002, DePue soon earned a violin section position in the Philadelphia Orchestra and then became one of the youngest concertmasters in the country with Indiana Symphony.