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Friday, January 11, 2019  7:30pm
Zeiterion Performing Arts Center, New Bedford, MA
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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 Dinurwebsite
Guest Artist: Yefim Bronfman, Pianowebsite

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.

New Bedford Symphony Orchestra Guest Artists

Yefim Bronfman

Internationally recognized as one of today's most acclaimed and admired pianists, Yefim 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 recognition of a relationship of more than 30 years, Mr. Bronfman will join the Israel Philharmonic conducted by Zubin Mehta for concerts during the orchestra’s US tour in the fall including Carnegie Hall, followed by concerts in Munich, London and Vienna with the Bayerischer Rundfunk Orchestra and Mariss Jansons, another frequent partnership and collaborator. In addition to returns to the orchestras of New York, Cleveland, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Washington, Indianapolis and Toronto, he will tour with the Vienna Philharmonic and Andrés Orozco-Estrada in a special program celebrating his 60th birthday in the spring. In Europe he can also be heard in Berlin with the Philharmonic as well as in recital; Italy, France, Belgium, Germany and London also in recital; and on tour with the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra conducted by Andris Nelsons. A tour in Asia with the London Symphony Orchestra and Gianandrea Noseda brings the season to a close in June. 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.

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