Simone Dinnerstein and Tift MerrittSimone Dinnerstein, left, with Tift Merritt
Classical pianist Simone Dinnerstein and singer-songwriter Tift Merritt come from different musical backgrounds, yet their passion for music and performance makes them kindred spirits. Night, their unique recording and concert collaboration, blends classical, folk and rock genres, exploring common terrain and uncovering new musical landscapes to create a sound all their own.
Hailed as “the pianists’ pianist of Generation X” by The New Yorker, Simone Dinnerstein has been praised by Time for her “arresting freshness and subtlety.” The New York-based pianist rose to prominence after the remarkable success of her self-financed recording of Bach’s Goldberg Variations. Dinnerstein’s talents are a solid match for Grammy-nominated alt-country darling Tift Merritt, who has built a critically acclaimed body of work comprising sonic short stories and poignant performances. The Wall Street Journal applauds her “sound that weaves through country, folk, and rock…in the tradition of Joni Mitchell, James Taylor, and Leonard Cohen.”
This concert includes works written especially for the duo by the likes of Brad Mehldau, Patty Griffin, and Philip Lasser. Both artists will also perform solo-Merritt with her own songs-and Dinnerstein with some of her favorite selections from the solo classical piano repertoire.
For more information and to purchase tickets, call 1-877-HIT-SHOW or visit http://nortoncenter.com.