It's one of life's little pleasures, seeing a musician perform new material before the album comes out. Classical pianist Simone Dinnerstein
plays at the Carlsen Center, in Yardley Hall (on the Johnson County Community College campus, 12345 College Boulevard, Overland Park, 913-469-4445), but her latest CD doesn't come out until January 31. Score! (Why should the indie kids have all the fun?) Something Almost Being Said
compiles Bach and Schubert partitas and impromptus, a couple of which she takes on this evening. Her solo program also includes Chopin, Schumann, and Daniel Felsenfeld (from whom Dinnerstein commissioned a piece based on the songs of Leonard Cohen). William Everett, musicology professor at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, gets things started with a 7 p.m. talk, and the piano lid goes up at 8. Call 913-469-4445 or see jccc.edu
for tickets ($25-$35).