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Bronfman, Brahms, and Ligeti

Oct 19 - Oct 21


Yefim Bronfman plays a new concerto written for him by Elena Firsova, which the composer describes as a reflection on “the mystery and meaning of death.” Brahms’s lyrical gifts are on full display in his spirited First Serenade. Also on the program are two works by Ligeti: his tribute to Romanian dance music and an early work never before heard in the US.

Bronfman, Brahms, and Ligeti
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Wu Tsai Theater, David Geffen Hall

Program To Include


Mifiso la sodo (US Premiere)


Concert Românesc (Romanian Concerto)

Elena Firsova

Piano Concerto (New York Premiere)


Serenade No. 1



  • David Robertson


    David Robertson — conductor, artist, composer, thinker, and American musical visionary — occupies the most prominent podiums in opera, orchestral, and new music. He is a champion of contemporary composers, and an ingenious and adventurous programmer. Robertson has served in numerous artistic leadership positions with ensembles including the Sydney Symphony Orchestra (as chief conductor and artistic director), St. Louis Symphony Orchestra (a 13-year tenure as music director), Orchestre National de Lyon, BBC Symphony Orchestra, and, as a protégé of Pierre Boulez, the Ensemble InterContemporain.

    Robertson appears with the world’s great orchestras, including the New York Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Amsterdam’s Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, and Vienna Philharmonic, as well as many major ensembles and festivals on five continents. Since his 1996 Metropolitan Opera debut, he has conducted a breathtaking range of projects at The Met, including the 2019–20 season opening premiere production of the Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess, for which he shared a Grammy Award for Best Opera Recording, in March 2021. In 2022 he conducted The Met’s revival of the production, and made his Rome Opera debut conducting Janáček’s Káťa Kabanová.

    Robertson’s honors include being named a Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres of France, as well as numerous artistic awards. He serves on the Tianjin Juilliard Advisory Council, complementing his role as director of conducting studies, distinguished visiting faculty of The Juilliard School, New York.

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  • 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. Following summer festival appearances in Verbier and Salzburg and on tour with mezzo-soprano Magdalena Kozena, the 2022–23 season begins with the opening week of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, followed by return visits to the New York Philharmonic, The Philadelphia Orchestra, the Houston, New World, and Pacific symphonies, and the Madison, New Jersey, Toronto, and Montreal symphony orchestras. In Europe he will tour with Rotterdam Philharmonic and can also be heard with the Berlin Philharmonic, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Bamberg Symphony, Dresden Staatskapelle, Maggio Fiorentino, and Zurich Opera Orchestra. 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. A recipient of the prestigious Avery Fisher Prize, one of the highest honors given to American instrumentalists, in 2010 he was further honored as the recipient of the Jean Gimbel Lane prize in piano performance from Northwestern University and in 2015 with an honorary doctorate from the Manhattan School of Music.

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