James writes:

Dara and I recently had the privilege of hearing pianist Simone Dinnerstein perform Bach transcriptions from her new bestselling album. For a better understanding of her work, listen to Simone's appearance on WNYC's Soundcheck.

At dinner following the performance, Simone told us about an organization she founded in 2009 called Neighborhood Classics. This group organizes classical concerts in New York public schools. These concerts are family-friendly and raise money for the schools' students. Tonight, February 4 at 7pm, Simone will host a concert at PS 142 on Manhattan's Lower East Side. The performance will feature violinist Maria Bachmann and cellist Wendy Sutter playing the premiere of a work by Philip Glass. Tickets to this one-hour concert are only $15--and tickets are still available, online or at the door. This is a great cause, a great concert, at a great price. Check it out!