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  • Pianist Yefim Bronfman Performs in LA Phil Colburn Celebrity Series Recital at Walt Disney Concert Hall
  • Mar. 9, 2011
  • Program Update: The Scheduled World Premiere of Esa-Pekka Salonen’s Humoreske Will Not Be Included in the Program

    WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9, 2011, AT 8 PM

    This Series is Endowed by a Generous Grant from the Colburn Foundation; Media Sponsor: 89.3 KPCC


    Long-time LA Phil collaborator pianist Yefim Bronfman returns to Walt Disney Concert Hall, Wednesday, March 9, at 8 p.m. for a solo recital. The program presents Joseph Haydn’s Sonata in C major Hob. XVI/50, Robert Schumann’s Humoreske in B-flat major, Op. 20, and Frédéric Chopin’s Twelve Etudes, Op. 10. The recital was to have featured the world premiere of Esa-Pekka Salonen’s Humoreske, an LA Phil and Carnegie Hall co-commission, but the composer regrets that the work will not be completed in time for the March performances in Los Angeles and New York.

    The recital is part of the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s 2010/11 Colburn Celebrity series, which features some of the world’s leading musicians.

    Yefim Bronfman is widely regarded as one of the most talented virtuoso pianists performing today. His commanding technique and exceptional lyrical gifts have won him consistent critical acclaim and enthusiastic audiences worldwide, whether for his solo recitals, his prestigious orchestral engagements or his rapidly growing catalogue of recordings.

    The final performance for the 2010/11 Colburn Celebrity recital series season presents flutist Sir James Galway and the Emerson String Quartet (March 14, 2011).

    Complete Program:

    HAYDN Sonata in C major, Hob. XVI/50

    SCHUMANN Humoreske in B-flat major, Op. 20

    CHOPIN Twelve Etudes, Op. 10


    Yefim Bronfman, piano


    Wednesday March 9, 2011, at 8 PM



    111 S. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles


    Tickets ($38 - $99) are on sale now at the Walt Disney Concert Hall Box Office, online at, or via credit card by phone at 323.850.2000. When available, choral bench seats ($18) will be released for sale to selected Philharmonic, Colburn Celebrity Series, and Baroque Variations performances beginning at noon on the Tuesday of the second week prior to the concert. A limited number of $10 rush tickets for seniors and full time students may be available at the Walt Disney Concert Hall box office two hours prior to the performance. Valid identification is required; one ticket per person; cash only. Groups of 12 or more may be eligible for special discounts for selected concerts and seating areas. For information, please call 323.850.2000.

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