Arts and Culture

About 7 years ago, New York pianist and teacher Simone Dinnerstein took a leap of faith. She herself raised the money to have her performance of Bach’s goldberg variations recorded on a major record label. The gamble paid off, and during its first week of commercial release, the recording was at No.1 on the Billboard classical music CD sales chart. From there, Simone’s career took off like wildfire, and she’s had several more successful recordings. Just this year, she released another Bach CD—this time of Inventions and Sinfonias on Sony Classical. K-Bach's Janine Miller catches up with Simone about her passion for Bach and education.
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K-BACH Theater Critic Chris Curcio reviews the Actors Theatre production of Sandy Rustin Fleischer’s “The Cottage” that looks at three couples who are all friends. None of the people are happy with their chosen spouses and they all want to bed one of their friends’ partners. Chris assesses the effectiveness of the staging and discusses the play’s message.
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The KBACH/Changing Hands Book Notes Selection for June/July is the new novel "Song of the Shank" by Jeffrey Renard Allen based on the true story of 19th-century African-American Musical Savant Tom Wiggins, aka "Blind Tom". "An engrossing read based on an incredible but true story"... --Randy Kinkel, KBACH

Judith Weir

Judith Weir-- 1st Woman named Master of the Queen's Music"; Zinman steps down in Zurich.

Community Engagements
KBACH February Member of the Month: Mr. Bob McGinnis

K-BACH February Member of the Month:

Mr. Bob McGinnis