Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre
401 W Livingston St
Orlando, FL 32801
8:00 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012
$17.00 – $70.00 Buy
On November 17, Grammy Award-winning pianist Yefim Bronfman joins the Orlando Philharmonic for a performance of Beethoven’s ‘Emperor’ Concerto, under the direction of Maestro Christopher Wilkins. The only performance will take place at 8 p.m. at Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre (401 W Livingston St, Orlando). Tickets are $17-$70, available at 407-770-0071 or www.OrlandoPhil.org.
The New York Times calls Bronfman “a pianist with comprehensive skills who can seemingly play anything.” He has wowed critics and audiences worldwide with his solo recitals, prestigious orchestral engagements, and expanding catalogue of recordings. The Soviet-born pianist 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 and the Curtis Institute, and with Rudolf Firkusny, Leon Fleisher and Rudolf Serkin. He was nominated for Grammy Award in 2009 for his recording of Esa-Pekka Salonen’s piano concerto released on Deutsche Grammophon, and won a Grammy Award in 1997 for his recording of the three Bartók Piano Concerti with Esa-Pekka Salonen and the Los Angeles Philharmonic.
The Orlando Philharmonic’s November 17 concert also features Elgar’s Enigma Variations, a work written to honor the composer’s closest friends. The program will open with the world premiere of Into Light, a new work by Composer Stella Sung, honoring longtime Orlando Philharmonic supporters Lynn and Charles Steinmetz, who will be honored with the John O. Blackburn Distinguished Service Award prior to the concert. Lynn Steinmetz, Board Member Emeritus, passed away October 1, 2012. Both she and Lynn were well known for their years of support of the Philharmonic, and the Central Florida arts community. Charles, accompanied by their granddaughter, Kayla, will attend the November concert to accept the award.
Now celebrating its 20th Anniversary Season, the Orlando Philharmonic is Central Florida’s resident professional orchestra, appearing in over 125 performances each year. The orchestra offers a variety of programs, from classical and pops concerts to chamber music, staged musicals and opera productions. Education programs and community concerts are also a core part of the Philharmonic’s programming. Concert schedule and information at www.OrlandoPhil.org.