Virtuoso pianist Yefim Bronfman will be return to Memorial Chapel Wednesday, March 7, 2012 at 8 p.m. as part of the 40th International Festival of Chamber Music.
Bronfman will begin the evening with Joseph Haydn’s inventive Sonata in C-Major, Hob. XVI/50, followed by Johannes Brahms’ grand Sonata No. 3 in F-Minor, Op. 5 and ending with Serge Prokofiev’s Sonata No. 8 in B-Flat major, Op. 84
Lauded by the New York Times as a, “virtuoso with the chops that need no comparisons,” Bronfman finds enthusiastic audiences around the world for his busy international schedule of recitals, orchestral engagements and a rapidly growing catalog of recordings that consistently win him critical acclaim. He will conclude his present recital tour at Carnegie Hall followed by the world premiere of Magnus Lindberg’s concerto, commissioned for him by the New York Philharmonic , with whom he will tour the West Coast in the spring.
His Europe tour will include a two-season project of the three Bartók concertos with the Philharmonia Orchestra and Esa-Pekka Salonen in England, Spain and Belgium as well as recitals in Amsterdam, Vienna, Frankfurt, Milan and Lucerne. He also won a 1997 Grammy Award for his recording of the three Bartók piano concertos with Salonen and the Los Angeles Philharmonic.
Tickets are $25 per person and a subscription package is available for the rest of the season. The Union community can attend Chamber Series concerts for free. For information, call (518) 388-6080.