Musical Musings: Book Signing and Talk with Jeremy Denk
Nov 09, 2022
The night before his Waco Symphony Orchestra concert appearance, join us to hear featured artist and acclaimed pianist Jeremy Denk talk about his New York Times bestselling memoir, Every Good Boy Does Fine: A Love Story, in Music Lessons. Enjoy meeting him personally and getting a book signed—a perfect moment to purchase a gift for the music lovers on your holiday list!
This memoir is a beautifully written, witty, and immersive exploration of classical music—its power, its meanings, and what it can teach us about ourselves. There are few writers capable of so deeply illuminating the trials of artistic practice—hours of daily repetition, mystifying advice, pressure from parents and teachers. But under all this struggle is a love letter to the art of teaching. Denk also dives deeply into the composers and pieces that have shaped him—Bach, Mozart, and Brahms, among others—and offers lessons on melody, harmony, and rhythm.
“This one-of-a-kind musical autobiography by one of our most brilliant and perceptive classical musicians is part illumination of the essence of the musical discourse and part deeply personal, sometimes painful, sometimes hilarious confession of the long and tortuous road to maturity and mastery of a sublime art. Denk’s teachers, alternately inspiring, exasperating, demanding, adoring, and deploring, are evoked in delicious detail in a book that is as sophisticated as a Bach fugue and as American as Tater Tots and Kmart.” —John Adams, composer
Waco, TX 76706
Cost: $15 (student) - $35
Attendance: Max 500
Time: 5:30 PM - 6:15 PM