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


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. 


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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