The Chicago Tribune once described pianist Yefim Bronfman’s style as “a marvel of digital dexterity, warmly romantic sentiment, and jaw-dropping bravura.” That “romantic” part is a good sell for Bronfman’s Valentine’s Day performance as part of Keyboard Concerts at Fresno State.
Bronfman regularly plays the world’s top concert venues, including Carnegie Hall in New York, Hertz Hall in Berkeley, the Schiller Theater in Berlin, and Symphony Center in Chicago, among others. The Israeli-American pianist is a regular soloist with the Vienna, New York and Los Angeles philharmonics, the Cleveland and Philadelphia orchestras, and the Boston, Montreal, Toronto, San Francisco and Seattle symphonies.
He last performed for the Keyboard series in 2016.
His program for the Philip Lorenz Memorial Keyboard Concerts series at the Fresno State Concert Hall includes Beethoven’s Sonata in F major, Schubert’s Sonata in C minor, Debussy’s “Suite Bergamasque” and Stravinsky’s “Trois Mouvements de Pétrouchka.”
The Valentine’s Day concert is just a coincidence — Bronfman is on tour, and this midweek Fresno date is what fit into his schedule — but it’s a great opportunity for a special date night. In that spirit, I’m giving away a pair of tickets to Wednesday’s concert. To enter, leave a comment on this post telling us about your most romantic Valentine’s Day date ever. (Or, if you’re shy, just tell us why you’d like to go to the concert.)
Deadline to enter is 3 p.m. Monday, Feb. 12. I’ll be contacting the randomly selected winner via email, so be sure to check yours that evening.
Yefim Bronfman with Keyboard Concerts, 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 14, Fresno State Concert Hall. Tickets are $25 general, $18 seniors, $5 students.
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