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.
The Most of Lit Lounge, 7pm, June 26th, at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, includes performances by storyteller and Moth Grand Slam winner Jessica Lee Williamson, award-winning author Dani Klein Modisett, award-winning playwright Kim Porter, Tempe's own "Where are all the Buffalo?", and more. SMoCA program coordinator and Lit Lounge Producer, Tania Katan, chats with featured performer, comedian and author, Dani Klein Modisett.
Writer, Humorist & Activist: The multi-talented Tania Katan makes the most of her arsenal of skills as program coordinator at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art. K-Bach's Sterling Beeaff chats with Tania about SMoCA's upcoming Most of Lit Lounge.
IN 2013 Canadian Violinist Angèle Dubeau took a hiatus from her busy performing and recording schedule to face a cancer diagnosis. Her latest recording, BLANC, chronicles her journey back to health. Violinist Angèle Dubeau shares thoughts on her efforts with K-BACH's Jane Hilton.
This past month the Valley's Sonoran Desert Chorale presented The Requiem for the Fallen: a concert honoring the heroes of this nation who have given "the last full measure of devotion" in service to our country. It was a prelude to the chorale’s European tour, where they performed in Normandy as part of the official 70th Anniversary of D-Day.