UW World Series Presents: Pianist Jeremy Denk, March 18

Posted on March 14, 2016, 8:15 am
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Internationally acclaimed American pianist Jeremy Denk will play at UW this Friday, March 18 with a diverse program combining classics (a Bach suite, Moonlight Sonata) with ragtime-inspired pieces that range from Ives to Stravinsky to “Tea for Two.” This concert is presented by University of Washington’s World Series, bringing both renowned and up-and-coming performers to Meany Hall.

A taste of his many credentials, from the event website:

One of America’s most thought-provoking, multi-faceted, and compelling artists, pianist Jeremy Denk is the winner of a 2013 MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship, the 2014 Avery Fisher Prize, and Musical America’s 2014 Instrumentalist of the Year award. He has appeared as soloist with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Philadelphia Orchestra, and the symphony orchestras of Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, and London, and regularly gives recitals in New York, Washington, Boston, Philadelphia, and throughout the United States.

His technical ability and innovative expression at the piano prompted The New York Times to call Denk a musician that “you want to hear no matter what he performs,” whether he’s revamping a mainstay of the repertoire, or exploring a lesser-known work. Tickets for this event run $45-50.

UW World Series Presents: Jeremy Denk

When: Friday March 18, 7:30pm

Where: Meany Hall (4140 George Washington Lane NE)

Claire Biringer is a Seattle-based music lover, educator and writer. She holds an MA in Music History from University of Washington, where her primary research involved contemporary opera and its social implications. She enjoys using music and writing to build communities and broaden minds.