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He will give preview performance of Carnegie Hall program

Pianist Jeremy Denk will perform 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6 as part of the Williams Center’s Chamber Music series. This performance is part of the College’s 10th biennial Roethke Humanities Festival.
Tickets are free for Lafayette students, $6 for students at LVAIC schools, $4 for faculty and staff, and $15 for the public. They can be obtained by calling the Williams Center box office at (610) 330-5009.

Remaining series performances are the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Dec. 2, $25; and three appearances of the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra with special guests Anoushka Shankar, Jan. 29, $33; Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, March 23, $29; and soprano Susan Graham on May 9, $29.

Jeremy Denk made his mark with Williams Center audiences two years ago as soloist with Orpheus in its Brandenburg Redux program. This year, he brings a spectacular program that he will perform at his Carnegie Hall debut on Nov. 11, which includes Beethoven’s Piano Sonata no. 29 in B-Flat Major, Op. 106 – the heroic Hammerklavier Sonata – and Charles Ives’ deeply spiritual 1920 Concord Sonata, which pays tribute to New England Transcendentalists, Emerson, Hawthorne, the Alcotts, and Thoreau. The Boston Globe calls Denk an exceptional pianist blessed with “an unerring sense of the music’s dramatic structure and a great actor’s intuition for timing.”

The 2008–2009 Performance Series at Lafayette College is supported in part by gifts from Friends of the Williams Center for the Arts; by provisions of the Josephine Chidsey Williams Endowment, the J. Mahlon and Grace Buck Fund, the Croasdale Fund, the Class of ’73 Fund, the Alan and Wendy Pesky Artist-in-Residence Program, the James Bradley Fund, and the Ed Brunswick Jazz Fund; and by grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, the Dexter and Dorothy Baker Foundation, and New England Foundation for the Arts. Special thanks to the F.M. Kirby Foundation for extraordinary support of the 25th anniversary season, and to Joan Moran and the Amaranth Foundation for support of the Ravi Shankar commission.

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