Simone Dinnerstein. Photo courtesy of Live from Columbia

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Composer Richard Danielpour listened repeatedly to pianist Simone Dinnerstein’s recording of Bach’s “Goldberg Variations” over the pandemic in search of solace and peace. During that time he became inspired to write a new work for solo piano dedicated to the many individuals affected by this dark period. Dinnerstein performs this piece in the rare setting of one of Columbia’s most iconic reading rooms in Butler Library.

The virtual concert series “Live from Columbia” invites you to take a virtual front-row seat to performances by world-class musicians. With audiences spread out in various places around the world, this series brings Columbia to you through these unique digital concert experiences showing the breadth of Miller Theatre’s programming, from Bach to jazz to living composers, while highlighting the iconic beauty of the campus of Columbia University.

Co-presented with Columbia University School of the Arts

Presented in collaboration with Columbia University Libraries

RSVP to watch the premiere

The virtual concerts in the Live from Columbia series are filmed live and premiered throughout the 2021-22 season at On-demand streaming will be available immediately after.