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  • CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY SERIES CONTINUES WITH PIANIST YEFIM BRONFMAN AT WALT DISNEY CONCERT HALL
  • Jan. 3, 2007
  • Members of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Perform Haydn's "Rider" String Quartet and Schubert's Piano Trio in B-Flat

    WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 3, 2007 AT 8 PM

    Concert is Supported by a Generous Grant from the Norman and Sadie Lee Foundation

    Grammy Award-winning piano virtuoso Yefim Bronfman returns to Walt Disney Concert Hall to perform with members of the Los Angeles Philharmonic as part of the Chamber Music Society Series on Wednesday, January 3, 2007 at 8:00 p.m. On the program is the Piano Trio in B-Flat, D. 898 by Franz Peter Schubert - considered one of Schubert's most important chamber works, and Franz Joseph Hadyn's String Quartet in G Minor, Op. 74, No. 3, Rider - known collectively as the Apponyi Quartets - the Rider is the last of six quartets published in two sets of three.

    The concert is the fourth of the Chamber Music Society eight-concert series, which continues on January 16 with Debussy & Messiaen; February 27 in an all-Brahms program; April 3 with Martin Chalifour & Friends; and May 8 with a Shadow of Stalin all-Russian program.

    Pianist YEFIM BRONFMAN was born in Tashkent, in the Soviet Union, on April 10, 1958. His family immigrated to Israel 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 Juilliard, Marlboro, and Curtis, and with Rudolf Firkusny, Leon Fleisher, and Rudolf Serkin. He became an American citizen in July 1989. 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 catalog of recordings. Highlights of Bronfman's 2005/06 season include a duo recital tour and recording for EMI with flutist Emmanuel Pahud, a tour of Germany with the Tonhalle Orchestra and David Zinman, a duo recording with Nikolaj Znaider for Sony BMG, and an appearance in Chicago with the Emerson Quartet. As a special project, he recorded Beethoven's 3rd and 4th Piano Concertos and the Triple Concerto with violinist Gil Shaham, cellist Truls Mork, and the Tönhalle Orchestra Zürich under David Zinman as the first in a series of the complete Beethoven concertos for the Arte Nova/BMG label. In 1991 he gave a series of joint recitals with Isaac Stern in Russia, marking 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. As an exclusive Sony Classical recording artist, he won a Grammy award in 1997 for his recording of the three Bartók Piano Concertos with Esa-Pekka Salonen and the Los Angeles Philharmonic.

    The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association, under Music Director Esa-Pekka Salonen, presents the finest in orchestral and chamber music, recitals, new music, jazz, world music and holiday concerts at two of the most remarkable places anywhere to experience music - Walt Disney Concert Hall and the Hollywood Bowl. In addition to a 30-week winter subscription season at Walt Disney Concert Hall, the LA Phil presents a 12-week summer festival at the legendary Hollywood Bowl, summer home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and home of the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra. In fulfilling its commitment to the community, the Association's involvement with Los Angeles extends to educational programs, community concerts and children's programming, ever seeking to provide inspiration and delight to the broadest possible audience.

    EDITORS PLEASE NOTE:

    WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 3, 2007, 8 PM

    WALT DISNEY CONCERT HALL, 111 S. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles

    Chamber Music Society

    MEMBERS OF THE LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC

    YEFIM BRONFMAN, piano

    HAYDN String Quartet in G Minor, Op 74, No. 3, Rider

    SCHUBERT Piano Trio in B Flat, D. 898

    Concert is Supported by a Generous Grant from the Norman and Sadie Lee Foundation

    Tickets ($15 - 45) are on sale now online at LAPhil.com, at the Walt Disney Concert Hall Box Office, or via credit card phone order at 323.850.2000. When available, choral bench seats ($15) will be released for sale to selected Philharmonic, Colburn Celebrity Recital, 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 all information, please call 323.850.2000.

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