Sony Classical Recording Artist Simone Dinnerstein to Keynote at Annual Founders Day Lecture

October 03, 2014

BROOKLYN, N.Y. – October 3, 2014 – St. Joseph’s College (SJC) is pleased to announce that Sony Classical recording artist Simone Dinnerstein will present “Bach: A Musical Journey” at the College’s annual Founders Day Lecture on Monday, October 27 at 4:30 p.m. in the Tuohy Hall Auditorium located on the Brooklyn Campus.  

“For the first time in Founders Day history, we are welcoming a performing artist to speak to our students,” said Jill Rehmann, interim dean and professor of physical sciences for the Brooklyn Campus. “Simone Dinnerstein’s musical journey, grounded in the past yet very much a product of our times, will teach our students about how certain influences guide the creative process and how artists take these influences and mold them into something unique.”

American pianist Simone Dinnerstein is a searching and inventive artist who is motivated by a desire to find the musical core of every work she approaches. The New York-based pianist gained an international following because of the remarkable success of her recording of Bach’s Goldberg Variations, which she raised the funds to record. Released in 2007 on Telarc, it ranked No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard Classical Chart in its first week of sales and was named to many “Best of 2007” lists, including those of The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times and The New Yorker. The four solo albums Dinnerstein has released since then—The Berlin Concert (Telarc), Bach: A Strange Beauty (Sony), Something Almost Being Said (Sony), and Bach: Inventions & Sinfonias (Sony)—have also topped the classical charts. Dinnerstein was the bestselling instrumentalist of 2011 on the U.S. Billboard Classical Chart and was included in NPR’s 2011 100 Favorite Songs from all genres.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Michael Banach at 718.940.5584.

St. Joseph’s College has been dedicated to providing a diverse population of students in the New York metropolitan area with an affordable education rooted in the liberal arts tradition since 1916. Independent and coeducational, the College provides a strong academic and value-oriented education at the undergraduate and graduate levels, aiming to prepare each student for a life characterized by integrity, intellectual and spiritual values, social responsibility, and service. With campuses located in the Clinton Hill area of Brooklyn and in Patchogue, Long Island, the College offers degrees in more than 29 majors, special course offerings and certificates, affiliated and pre-professional programs.