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Bronfman To Play Rarely-Heard Tchaikovsky Concerto In KSO Season Opener

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One thing that makes Tchaikovsky great, according to pianist YefimBronfman, is the nobility with which he expresses emotional vulnerability. Bronfman will perform the famous composer's rarely-heard Piano Concerto No. 2 with the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra in its season-opening concert. In an interview with Cara Lieurance, he discusses other qualities that make Tchaikovsky one of the best composers Russia ever produced. 

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A world-renowned virtuoso who prepares several full concertos and solo concerts to perform around the globe each season, Bronfman shares a glimpse into the ways he maintains his activities at such a high level, and his dedication to performing new works. He has premiered new concertos written for him by Esa-Pekka Salonen and Magnus Lindberg in recent years. This spring, he'll give the first performance of a new concerto by Jörg Widmann.

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Cara Lieurance covers local music with live morning interviews, and produces WMUK's Let's Hear It weekday mornings at 10 am Mon-Fri, showcasing local interviews and performances. She also produces The Pure Drop, an hour of Celtic music, with musician Dave Marlatt.
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