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Pianist Simone Dinnerstein Will Hang Out with Nico Muhly, Talk Bach During Google Plus Hangout (Via WQXR)

By Louise Burton l.burton@classicalite.com on Feb 10, 2014 03:12 PM EST

Classical radio station WQXR will host a Google Hangout on air with pianist Simone Dinnerstein, who will play music of J.S. Bach and talk about the composer's music with a group of special guests, including composer Nico Muhly and writer Paul Elie, author of Reinventing Bach.

WQXR's Jeff Spurgeon will moderate the event, happening at The Greene Space in New York on Wednesday, February 12 from 1:00-2:00 p.m. EST.

The Hangout can be watched from anywhere in the world on Dinnerstein's Google Plus page or on YouTube.

During the Hangout, Dinnerstein will perform selected Bach Inventions from her latest Sony Classical album, J.S. Bach: Inventions and Sinfonias, which recently debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Classical Chart after its release on January 21.

Dinnerstein and her special guests will explore the concept of counterpoint in music and in life, as well as how and why Bach's timeless music has influenced not only musicians (both classical and non-classical) but non-musicians as well.

The Google Plus page will feature a Q&A app through which viewers can submit their questions and comments to Dinnerstein during the Hangout.

"I want to be able to connect directly with listeners about the music of Bach and to have a dialogue with them about it, particularly his Inventions which so many people everywhere--whether or not they went on to become professional pianists--studied as piano students when they were young or as adult amateur pianists," Dinnerstein says.

Guests will also include Thomas Moore, author of A Religion of One's Own and Care of the Soul, and Dan Tepfer, a pianist, composer and jazz musician.

Viewers watching from anywhere in the world will have the opportunity to submit their own questions and comments to Dinnerstein and her guests throughout the Hangout.

Dinnerstein is currently performing Bach's Inventions during a concert tour of the U.S.

For her complete tour schedule, visit simonedinnerstein.com.

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TagsSimone Dinnerstein, Google Plus Hangout, WQXR, Jeff Spurgeon, J.S. Bach, J.S. Bach: Inventions and Sinfonias, Nico Muhly, Paul Elie, Thomas Moore, Dan Tepfer

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