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An Acclaimed Pianist Returns to His Hometown for a Rousing Live Concert

In the two decades since he claimed the venerable Piano Recital Debut Award from Julliard, Durham native Jeremy Denk has become one of the most in-demand instrumentalists of his generation and, at The New Yorker, one of its most astute critics. He has performed with the world’s greatest orchestras, served as the music director of the Ojai Music Festival, and developed ingenious concert programs. Now, see the native musician live when Denk returns to Durham on Friday, January 25th.

Such efforts have earned Denk both the Avery Fisher Prize and a MacArthur fellowship, dual testaments to his eminence as a musician and thinker. Denk is “a model of how performers can both inform and entertain an audience” (The New York Times).

In Durham, Denk explores the music of Beethoven and his acolytes. He begins with Beethoven’s variations on the patriotic “Rule, Britannia” before jumping two centuries to John Adams’ Pocket Variations, a tribute to Nonesuch Records impresario Bob Hurwitz. Saint-Saëns’ sweeping and gorgeous Variations on a Theme of Beethoven follows in an arrangement for two hands.

Denk concludes with three more odes to Beethoven: Mendelssohn’s Variations Sérieuses; Liszt’s arrangement of the master’s solemn song cycle, An die ferne Geliebte; and Schumann’s Fantasie in C, which quotes An die ferne Geliebte.

Listen in awe as one of the most multifaceted instrumentalists of the modern age performs a beautiful, thought-provoking show. Tickets to witness Jeremy Denk are 25 dollars and 10 dollars for Duke University students.

We know you love your home at Village at Broadstone Station Apartments in Apex, North Carolina, but it’s important to stay active and involved in your community. Attending this event is the perfect chance for you to journey outside your comfort zone to meet new people and seek new opportunities.

Event Time/Date:
Friday, January 25, 2019—8:00 PM

Event Venue Location:
Baldwin Auditorium
1336 Campus Drive
Durham, North Carolina 27705

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