NBSO Presents Fima Plays Beethoven
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On Friday, January 11, 2019, the New Bedford Symphony Orchestra kicks off the new year with “Fima Plays Beethoven,” an exceptional opportunity to hear the celebrated pianist Yefim Bronfman. Known as “Fima” to his friends and fans, Bronfman will perform Beethoven’s Second Piano Concerto with the NBSO, under the direction of Yaniv Dinur. The concert will take place at 7:30pm at the Zeiterion Performing Arts Center in downtown New Bedford. The much-admired and acclaimed Bronfman, who has performed with most of the major orchestras in the United States and Europe, opens the program with Piano Concerto No. 2 by Ludwig van Beethoven. Beethoven was fond of performing this concerto himself as he thought it showed off not only his talents as a piano soloist but also as a composer. Bronfman, a powerhouse with a sensitive touch, is sure to make Beethoven proud. After a brief intermission, the orchestra returns to the stage to perform Bartok’s virtuosic and savage Miraculous Mandarin Suite and two delicate works by Lili Boulanger. Please join us before the performance for a free pre-concert talk by Music Director Yaniv Dinur at 6:30pm in the Penler Space (adjoining The Z). Dinur will also speak about the concert on-air with Phil Paleologos on WBSM 1420AM on Thursday, January 10, at 9:10am.
Tickets are $30‒$65, available through the Z box office, 508-994-2900, or online at www.nbsymphony.org. Student tickets always $10 through the box office (not available online). Convenient concert parking is available in the Z garage. Concert sponsors are Robert B. Feingold & Associates, P.C., and Whaling City Sound.
The NBSO is a professional orchestra that annually presents a concert series of classical and pops music with internationally acclaimed guest artists, as well as an outstanding chamber music series. In addition, the NBSO’s innovative and nationally recognized educational programs reach 25,000 students each year. The NBSO is dedicated to building a community of music in the South Coast. Visit www.nbsymphony.org today!
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