World-class piano on Valentine’s Day: What could be more romantic than that?

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.

Yefim Bronfman, pianist

Yefim Bronfman performs Wednesday, Feb. 14, at Fresno State. Photo / Keyboard Concerts

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.

Concert info

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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Comments (5)

  • Jackie Ryle

    Sure sorry to miss this one.

  • Listening to wonderful music while holding your beloved’s hand is about as romantic as it gets!!

  • Jasmin Kloos

    I’d love to won these tickets and hear such beautiful pieces, especially the Stravinsky.

  • Amy Roberts

    To shy to tell, but would love to attend this event!

  • Amy Morgan

    30 years ago on Valentine’s night in 2° wind chill on a hike around Lake of the Isles in Minneapolis, my future spouse thrust a ring under my nose and said, “Here!” Too cold for more words. Piano concerts sound warmer.


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