NBSO presents Fima Plays Beethoven

New Bedford Symphony Yefim Bronfman 1048×624

FRIDAY, 7:30PM

JANUARY 11

TICKETS: $30 / $45 / $55 / $65

Fima Plays Beethoven

Lili Boulanger: D’un Soir Triste

Lili Boulanger: D’un Matin de Printemps

Béla Bartók: The Miraculous Mandarin Suite

Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 2

Conductor: Yaniv Dinur
Guest Artist: Yefim Bronfman, Piano

Internationally recognized as one of today’s most acclaimed and admired pianists, Yefim Bronfman (“Fima”) joins the NBSO to perform Beethoven’s Second Piano Concerto. In stark contrast to Beethoven’s wit and charm, the orchestra will perform Bartok’s virtuosic and savage Miraculous Mandarin Suite, paired with the delicate music of Lili Boulanger.

Pre-concert talk: All are invited to the Penler Space at 6:30PM to hear Yaniv Dinur speak about the evening’s program.

About Yefim Bronfman

Internationally recognized as one of today’s most acclaimed and admired pianists, Yefim “Fima” Bronfman stands among a handful of artists regularly sought by festivals, orchestras, conductors and recital series. His commanding technique, power and exceptional lyrical gifts are consistently acknowledged by the press and audiences alike. In celebration of the 80th birthday of Maestro Temirkanov, Mr. Bronfman’s 2018-19 season begins with a European tour with St. Petersburg Philharmonic. This is followed by a Scandinavian tour with The Royal Concertgebouw and Maestro Gatti with orchestral concerts in Europe during the season including Paris (Orchestre National de France), London (LPO), Cologne (WDR), Rome (Santa Cecilia), Berlin (Philharmonic), and Vienna Philharmonic on tour. In the US he will return to orchestras in Cleveland, New York, Los Angeles, Houston, St. Louis, Cincinnati, San Francisco and Dallas, and in recital can be heard in New York (Carnegie Hall), Berkeley, Stanford, Aspen, Madrid, Geneva, Cologne, Leipzig, Munich, Berlin, Naples, Rome and on tour in the spring with mezzo-soprano Magdalena Kozena. He has also given numerous solo recitals in the leading halls of North America, Europe and the Far East, including acclaimed debuts at Carnegie Hall in 1989 and Avery Fisher Hall in 1993. In 1991 he gave a series of joint recitals with Isaac Stern in Russia, marking Mr. Bronfman’s first public performances there since his emigration to Israel at age 15. That same year he was awarded the prestigious Avery Fisher Prize, one of the highest honors given to American instrumentalists. In 2010 he was honored as the recipient of the Jean Gimbel Lane prize in piano performance from Northwestern University. Born in Tashkent in the Soviet Union, Yefim Bronfman immigrated to Israel with his family in 1973, where he studied with pianist Arie Vardi, head of the Rubin Academy of Music at Tel Aviv University. In the United States, he studied at The Juilliard School, Marlboro School of Music, and the Curtis Institute of Music, under Rudolf Firkusny, Leon Fleisher, and Rudolf Serkin. He is a 2015 recipient of an honorary doctorate from the Manhattan School of Music. Yefim Bronfman became an American citizen in July 1989.

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