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New Work for Goldberg Variations

What makes a piece of music sound unique over two hundred years after its creation? Bach’s eighteenth-century “Goldberg” Variations are at the heart of the new collaboration between pianist Simone Dinnerstein and choreographer Pam Tanowitz. Marissa Silverman (John J. Cali School of Music) looks at the origins and structure of the variations, and the nuance Dinnerstein brings to this enduring piece of music.

Marissa Silverman is an associate professor and coordinator of undergraduate music education at the John J. Cali School of Music, Montclair State University. A Fulbright Scholar, Dr. Silverman has published in many academic journals in the U.S. and abroad as well as The New York Times. Dr. Silverman is co-author of “Music Matters: A Philosophy of Music Education,” second edition, and co-editor of “Community Music Today” and “Artistic Citizenship: Artistry, Social Responsibility and Ethical Praxis.” Her recent publications include invited chapters in “The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy in Music Education,” “The Oxford Handbook of Music Education; Music, Health and Wellbeing” and “Music Education: Navigating the Future.” Her research interests include the philosophy of music and music education; ethics, music and music education; community music; artistic interpretation; and interdisciplinary curriculum development. She holds a Ph.D. in performance (flute) from New York University, as well as degrees in English literature and education.

6:00 pm – Join us for refreshments and mingling
6:15 pm – Discussion begins
Don’t miss performances of New Work for Goldberg Variations, October 19 – 22! Tickets available here
No charge for undergraduate students (with valid MSU ID) — pick up your ticket at the Alexander Kasser Theater box office.
All others just $20!