Event Archives

Tift Merritt & Simone Dinnerstein

In this two-night world premiere commissioned by Duke Performances, an “angelic,” NC-born country-folk heavyweight (Spin) and a classical pianist of “mathematical exactitude” and “passion” (Washington Post) unite in a new program made possible by Duke’s relationship with both artists. Merritt sings with “a magical combination of cool reserve and effortless warmth” (Entertainment Weekly); Dinnerstein’s playing is “beautiful, sensitive, intelligent, and manifestly sincere” (Piano). Night is where they meet: a collaborative evening of songs from across genres, performed by both women, that’s greater, somehow, than the sum of its parts.


Simone Dinnerstein + Tift Merritt Residency at Duke University
Thursday, January 19 through Saturday, January 22

Wednesday, January 19
Listening Session
with Simone Dinnerstein & Tift Merritt
Wednesday, January 19
The Pinhook (117 W. Main St.), 6:30p

Co-sponsored by the Nasher Museum of Art, in conjunction with their exhibition The Record: Contemporary Art and Vinyl.
Thursday, January 20
Lecture/Demonstration with Tift Merritt
On Songwriting and Fiction
Thursday, January 20
Nelson Music Room, Duke’s East Campus, 4:30p

Master Class with Simone Dinnerstein
Thursday, January 20
Baldwin Auditorium, 5p

  • Fri, Jan 21, 2011 at 8:00pm
Reynolds Industries Theater