Author: Clay Evans

World-renowned pianist Denk to join CU Symphony Sept. 27

BOULDER, Colo. — Fresh from a full summer featuring debuts in Australia and Slovenia and concerts in Santa Barbara, Santa Fe and Detroit, world-renowned pianist Jeremy Denk will join the CU Symphony on Sept. 27 at Macky Auditorium.

The program will include Liszt’s “Piano Concerto No. 1” and Rachmaninoff’s “Symphony No. 2.” The CU Symphony, under the direction of Gary Lewis, performs a diverse repertory of large-scale works, and has appeared in Boulder, Denver and Aspen.

Hailed as the “humorist-intellectual of the classical-music world,” Denk has been described by The New York Times as “A pianist you want to hear no matter what he performs, in whatever combination — both for his penetrating intellectual engagement with the music and for the generosity of his playing.”

Denk’s highly anticipated performance of Bach’s “Goldberg Variations” — which the Philadelphia Inquirer calls “mesmerizing” — will be released Sept. 30 by Nonesuch Records with accompanying liner notes. In addition, he recently signed a contract with Random House to write a memoir based on “Every Good Boy Does Fine: A life in piano lessons,” published in the April 8, 2013 issue of The New Yorker.

He has appeared as soloist with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the London Symphony Orchestra, the San Francisco Orchestra and many others.

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CU Symphony with pianist Jeremy Denk

Liszt’s “Piano Concerto No. 1” and Rachmaninov’s “Symphony No. 2”

WHEN:7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27

WHERE: Macky Auditorium, University of Colorado Boulder campus

TICKETSTickets start at $10

PHOTOClick here for photos of Jeremy Denk

The University of Colorado Boulder College of Music offers seven degree plans and more than 23 fields of study covering almost all areas of music. Founded in 1920, the college has more than 350 undergraduate and 200 graduate students. Internationally renowned artists such as James Galway and Wynton Marsalis perform and teach master classes on campus.

CU Presents offers the best in performing arts on the University of Colorado Boulder campus, including the Artist Series, the College of Music, the Colorado Shakespeare Festival, CU Opera, the Holiday Festival, the Takács Quartet Chamber and Encore Series, and CU Theatre & Dance.

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