Yefim Bronfman News


by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2017

The New York Philharmonic will present Bernstein's Philharmonic: A Centennial Festival, October 25-November 14, 2017,celebrating the former Philharmonic Music Director and Laureate Conductor on the centennial of his birth. The festival - which is part of the worldwide salute to the legacy of the renowned composer, conductor, pianist, and educator - will center on Bernstein's symphonic cycle, conducted by Alan Gilbert and Leonard Slatkin, complemented by other Bernstein works as well as by music by composers he admired and championed. In addition, the Philharmonic will present a Young People's Concert - the series that Bernstein famously brought to national attention through the television broadcasts - titled Inspirations and Tributes: "Celebrating Leonard Bernstein," conducted by Leonard Slatkin and featuring pianist Makoto Ozone on November 11. A number of other events - ranging from a marathon of Bernstein's Mahler recordings to a partnership with Harvard and University of Michigan to explore Bernstein as an educator and conductor - complement the concerts throughout the centennial season. Bernstein served as the Philharmonic's Music Director from 1958 to 1969, when he was named Laureate Conductor, a title he held until his death in 1990. (more...)

Fabio Luisi Conducts Mahler 8, Nielsen and Schmidt with Danish National SymphonyFabio Luisi Conducts Mahler 8, Nielsen and Schmidt with Danish National Symphony
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2017

This fall, Grammy and ECHO Klassik Award-winning conductor Fabio Luisi launches his second season as the new Principal Conductor of the Danish National Symphony Orchestra (DNSO), and his sixth as General Director of Zurich Opera, which was named Best Opera Company at the 2014 International Opera Awards. (more...)

New York Philharmonic's 2017-18 Artistic Partnerships Begin in Program Led by Paavo JarviNew York Philharmonic's 2017-18 Artistic Partnerships Begin in Program Led by Paavo Jarvi
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2017

The New York Philharmonic's Marie-Josee Kravis Composer-in-Residence Esa-Pekka Salonen and Mary and James G. Wallach Artist-in-Residence Leif Ove Andsnes will both launch their 2017-18 Philharmonic residencies in a Scandinavian-themed program led by Paavo Jarvi. (more...)

Carnegie Hall Announces Additions and Changes to 2017-18 SeasonCarnegie Hall Announces Additions and Changes to 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2017

Below, note the following updates to Carnegie Hall's 2017-18 schedule, reflecting changes made since the season was originally announced in January 2017.  (more...)

Carnegie Hall Announces 2017-18 Classical HighlightsCarnegie Hall Announces 2017-18 Classical Highlights
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2017

Carnegie Hall's 2017-2018 season is fast approaching, and they are looking forward to exciting new projects and outstanding concerts! (more...)

Israel Philharmonic Orchestra Announces 2017 North American Tour DatesIsrael Philharmonic Orchestra Announces 2017 North American Tour Dates
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

The full schedule of concert dates and programming for the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra's 2017 North American Tour were officially announced today by the American Friends of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra with the opening night set for Oct. 25 at Carnegie Hall in New York. (more...)

Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra to Cease Operations After 38 SeasonsSanta Barbara Chamber Orchestra to Cease Operations After 38 Seasons
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

The Board of Directors for the Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra has elected to shutter the venerable ensemble permanently. The decision follows a Board vote in April to suspend operations for the 2017-18 season, pending a review of the organization's prospects. The Chamber Orchestra presented its final concert of the 2016-17 season on May 16 at the Lobero Theatre. (more...)

L'Ermitage Foundation To Present Cellists Ruslan Biryukov and Nathan Le, World Premiere Performance of New CDL'Ermitage Foundation To Present Cellists Ruslan Biryukov and Nathan Le, World Premiere Performance of New CD
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2017

L'Ermitage Foundation, will present Cello Teacher Ruslan Biryukov and his Cello Student Nathan Le, in the World Premiere Performance of their new CD titled, CELLO PINNACLE, on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom of the Luxe Sunset Boulevard Hotel, 11461 Sunset Boulevard, at the intersection of I 405, in Bel Air, CA  90049. (more...)

James Reston Jr.'s Famous Historical Play GALILEO'S TORCH Comes to CastletonJames Reston Jr.'s Famous Historical Play GALILEO'S TORCH Comes to Castleton
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

For three nights in July, internationally renowned author James Reston Jr.'s famous biography, Galileo: A Life, will be transformed for stage in Galileo's Torch, and featured at Castleton. (more...)

Emerson String Quartet Instrumentalists Perform With CCCMF Artistic DirectorEmerson String Quartet Instrumentalists Perform With CCCMF Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival (CCCMF), celebrating its 38th season as Cape Cod's premiere presenter of summer chamber music presents Three Emersons and One Jon performed by members of world renowned Emerson String Quartet and CCCMF Artistic Director, pianist Jon Nakamatsu on Monday, August 7, 7:30 pm at First Congregational Church, 200 Main Street, Wellfleet.  (more...)

MTT and the New World Symphony's 2017-18 Season Celebrates 30 Years of Training the Next Generation of Classical MusiciansMTT and the New World Symphony's 2017-18 Season Celebrates 30 Years of Training the Next Generation of Classical Musicians
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

With the launch of its 2017-18 season this fall, the New World Symphony, America's Orchestral Academy (NWS), led by Co-Founder and Artistic Director Michael Tilson Thomas (MTT), celebrates 30 years as the nation's most innovative training ground for the next generation of classical musicians, preparing its resident Fellows for professional careers through an experiential curriculum of hands-on training, live performance, and audience interaction. (more...)

NJPAC Announces New Season of Classical Performances for 2017-18NJPAC Announces New Season of Classical Performances for 2017-18
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) presents Classical Shows at NJPAC. Get your tickets now at NJPAC.org or 888.GO.NJPAC (888.466.5722). (more...)

BWW Review: Maestro Ling Bids Farewell in Moving Final Performance as Music Director of San Diego SymphonyBWW Review: Maestro Ling Bids Farewell in Moving Final Performance as Music Director of San Diego Symphony
by Ron Bierman - May 28, 2017

The improvement during Jahja Ling's 13-year tenure as conductor and music director has been extraordinary. Friday's performance of the last program before his retirement confirmed that with an exclamation point. In a 2016 interview by Beth Wood, Ling said this about his 2017 concerts, 'I chose pieces I feel very deeply in my heart … I want my last season to show my love for the people.' In a 2016 interview by Beth Wood, Ling said this about his 2017 concerts, 'I chose pieces I feel very deeply in my heart … I want my last season to show my love for the people.' In a 2016 interview by Beth Wood, Ling said this about his 2017 concerts, 'I chose pieces I feel very deeply in my heart … I want my last season to show my love for the people.' (more...)

BWW Preview: San Diego's Ling Ends Tenure on High NoteBWW Preview: San Diego's Ling Ends Tenure on High Note
by Erica Miner - May 12, 2017

Ling's dedication in building the orchestra into a major symphonic force has won him many devotees (more...)

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Cellist Maximilian Hornung Tilt at Joins BNY MELLON GRAND CLASSICSPittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Cellist Maximilian Hornung Tilt at Joins BNY MELLON GRAND CLASSICS
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of guest conductor David Zinman, brings Brahms' Symphony No. 3 and Strauss' Don Quixote to life in two sensational BNY Mellon Grand Classics performances on Friday, May 19, and Sunday, May 21 at Heinz Hall. (more...)

NY Philharmonic Announces Shanghai Orchestra Academy and Residency PartnershipNY Philharmonic Announces Shanghai Orchestra Academy and Residency Partnership
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2017

The New York Philharmonic travels to Shanghai for its third annual performance residency as part of the Shanghai Orchestra Academy and Residency Partnership, July 2–8, 2017. The residency will feature four performances at Shanghai Symphony Hall, including a Young People's Concert in which select students from the Shanghai Orchestra Academy (SOA) will perform Dvo?ák's Symphony No. 9, From the New World, alongside the Orchestra; master classes, lessons, coachings, and a side-by-side Philharmonic rehearsal with SOA students of Dvo?ák's New World Symphony and Brahms's Symphony No. 3; and a Very Young Composers workshop and performance. The performances are presented as part of Shanghai's Music in the Summer Air (MISA) festival. The Philharmonic's Shanghai partnership is a cornerstone and founding component of the New York Philharmonic Global Academy. Starr International Foundation is the Presenting Sponsor of the Shanghai Orchestra Academy and Residency Partnership. (more...)

Houston Symphony Features Dance Students for PETRUSHKAHouston Symphony Features Dance Students for PETRUSHKA
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2017

The Houston Symphony is teaming up with dozens of students from Crespo Elementary Fine Arts Magnet School Dance Department and Meyerland Performing and Visual Arts Middle School Dance Ensemble for a modern-day staging of the 1911 ballet Petrushka, to be premiered at 8 p.m. May 11 and 13 and 2:30 p.m. May 14 at Jones Hall. (more...)

Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra Suspends 2017-18 Season to Review FundingSanta Barbara Chamber Orchestra Suspends 2017-18 Season to Review Funding
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

In an effort to gauge the extent of financial support from the community, the Board of Directors for the Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra has elected to suspend operations for the 2017-18 season, pending a review of the organization's prospects beyond its current season. A specially formed committee will complete a comprehensive assessment of SBCO budget and programming models within 90 days, after which the organization's leadership will decide on a course of action. Options include presenting next season's program in its entirety as planned, offering a reduced number of concerts, or shuttering the venerable ensemble permanently. The orchestra will present its final concert of the 2016-17 season on Tuesday, May 16, at the Lobero Theatre. (more...)

Utah Symphony's Thierry Fischer Presents Beethoven Piano Concerti Performed By Yefim Bronfman, 4/14-15Utah Symphony's Thierry Fischer Presents Beethoven Piano Concerti Performed By Yefim Bronfman, 4/14-15
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2017

On April 14 and 15 at 7:30 PM, Music Director Thierry Fischer conducts the Utah Symphony and world-renowned GRAMMY-award winning guest pianistYefim Bronfman in two piano concerti by Beethoven. Tickets start at $21 ($15 for students). (more...)

Emerson String Quartet Celebrates 40th Anniversary at Carnegie HallEmerson String Quartet Celebrates 40th Anniversary at Carnegie Hall
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

The world-renowned Emerson String Quartet returns to Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium on May 7 at 3 PM for a performance of Ravel and Berg Quartets and the Brahms Quintet with internationally acclaimed pianist Yefim Bronfman.  Presented by Carnegie Hall, this marks the final celebration of Emerson String Quartet's 40th Anniversary -- a major milestone for this ground-breaking ensemble, named "America's greatest quartet" by TIME Magazine. The Emerson Quartet continues to perform with the same benchmark integrity, energy and commitment that it has demonstrated since it was formed in 1976, and its 40th-Anniversary season reflects all aspects of the Quartet's venerable artistry with high-profile projects and collaborations, commissions and recordings. (more...)

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