Bronfman Performs Liszt

The New York Philharmonic

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Bronfman Performs Liszt

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Location

David Geffen Hall

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Price Range

$29-118

Duration

1 hour & 30 minutes with intermission

Date & Times

18

Feb, 2016

Thursday, 7:30 PM

19

Feb, 2016

Friday, 11:00 AM

20

Feb, 2016

Saturday, 8:00 PM

23

Feb, 2016

Tuesday, 7:30 PM

Event Info

There’s no disputing that Franz Liszt was a 19th-century rock star of the piano. Be there when Yefim Bronfman joins the Philharmonic for this Liszt masterpiece, the epitome of virtuosity. You’re in good hands with the “powerhouse virtuoso who appears unruffled by the most demanding works in the repertoire” (The Wall Street Journal). Plus folk tunes abound in works by Dvořák, Ravel, and Kodaly.

Program

Kodály

Dances of Galánta

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Liszt

Piano Concerto No. 2

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Dvořák

The Water Goblin

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Ravel

La Valse

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Artists

Juraj Valčuha

Conductor

Juraj Valčuha

Conductor

Juraj Valcuha

Conductor

Juraj Valčuha is music director of the Teatro di San Carlo in Naples and first guest conductor of the Konzerthausorchester Berlin. He was chief conductor of the Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI from 2009 to 2016.

He studied composition and conducting in Bratislava, St. Petersburg (with Ilya Musin), and Paris. He made his debut with the Orchestre national de France in 2005 and has since led London’s Philharmonia Orchestra, Rotterdam Philharmonic, Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Dresden Staatskapelle, Munich Philharmonic, Berlin Philharmonic, Amsterdam’s Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, and Milan’s Filarmonica della Scala. In North America Mr. Valčuha has led the New York Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic, and the Pittsburgh, Boston, Cincinnati, San Francisco, National, and Montreal symphony orchestras.

On the opera stage, Mr. Valčuha has conducted Gounod’s Faust in Florence, Britten’s Peter Grimes in Bologna, and Richard Strauss’s Elektra, Bizet’s Carmen, and Puccini’s The Girl of the Golden West at Teatro di San Carlo.

In the 2015–16 season he led the New York Philharmonic in New York and at Bravo! Vail, and returned to the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, Minnesota Orchestra, and the Munich and Czech Philharmonic orchestras. In 2016–17 he made his debuts with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and The Cleveland Orchestra, and returned to San Francisco, Montreal, Minnesota, and Orchestre de Paris.

His engagements in 2017–18 took him back to the orchestras of San Francisco, Detroit, Cincinnati, Minnesota, and Toronto, as well as the Konzerthausorchester Berlin, Munich Philharmonic, London’s Philharmonia Orchestra, Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra, Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI, and Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia. At the Teatro di San Carlo he conducted productions of Bartók’s Bluebeard’s Castle, Puccini’s Tosca, and Shostakovich’s Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk.

Highlights of Juraj Valčuha’s 2018–19 season include a production of Wagner’s Die Walküre in Naples, Richard Strauss’s Salomé in Bologna, concerts with the BBC, Vienna, Montreal, San Francisco, Pittsburgh, and Dallas symphony orchestras, and a tour of the Baltic countries with the Konzerthausorchester Berlin.

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Yefim Bronfman

Piano

Yefim Bronfman

Piano

Yefim Bronfman by Dario Acosta

Piano

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.

In recognition of a relationship of more than 30 years, Mr. Bronfman will join the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra and Zubin Mehta on the orchestra’s fall U.S. tour, including a stop at Carnegie Hall, followed by concerts in Munich, London, and Vienna with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra and Mariss Jansons, another frequent collaborator. In addition to returns to the New York and Los Angeles Philharmonic orchestras, The Cleveland and Philadelphia Orchestras, and Pittsburgh, National, Indianapolis, and Toronto symphony orchestras, in the spring he will tour with the Vienna Philharmonic and Andrés Orozco-Estrada in a special program celebrating the pianist’s 60th birthday. In Europe he can also be heard with the Berlin Philharmonic; in recital in Italy, France, Belgium, Germany, and London; 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.

Mr. Bronfman has 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 (now David Geffen) 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, and 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.

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