His piano playing has been called “A marvel of digital dexterity, warmly romantic sentiment, and jaw-dropping bravura.” And you have the chance to hear him live.
On Wednesday, March 31st at 8:00pm, the Grammy-award winning Russian-Israeli pianist Yefim Bronfman will be playing at the Schubert Club in Saint Paul as part of their annual International Artist Series.
TC Jewfolk has a chance for you to win free tickets, and a sweet discount as well.
Who is Fima?
Russian-born Israeli-American pianist Yefim (“Fima”) Bronfman has wowed critics and audiences worldwide with his solo recitals, prestigious orchestral engagements, and expanding catalogue of recordings, being especially admired for his performances of modern Russian repertory.
In addition to playing in Saint Paul this spring, he’s spending the 2009-10 season performing in Japan, Europe, and North America, where he gives his annual solo performance at Carnegie Hall; and he tours Europe with Alan Gilbert and the New York Philharmonic. He has collaborated with quartets such as the Emerson and Guarneri, and artists including Isaac Stern, Yo-Yo Ma, and Pinchas Zukerman. His wide-ranging discography includes Bartók’s three piano concertos with Salonen and the Los Angeles Philharmonic, which won a Grammy in 1997.
How Can I Win Free Tickets?
TC Jewfolk is giving away a pair of free tickets to one lucky reader to hear Israeli Pianist Yefim Bronfman at the Schubert Club on March 31st. Enter our raffle for the tickets (name drawn randomly by The Hat) by answering this question in the comments below before midnight on Wednesday, March 24th. Who is your favorite Jewish composer (jazz, classical, hip hop, etc) and why?
How Can I Buy Discounted Tickets?
TC Jewfolk readers (and their friends) also get a special discount to the show – $20 tickets for any remaining seats in the house. That’s a 60% discount on the highest priced seats. Use promo code “TCJF” to access the $20 tickets at www.schubert.org/ias. This is not valid on previously purchased tickets.
Watch Fima play Rachmaninoff with the Vienna Philharmonic
The Beastie Boys. Because they are just great.
Oscar Levant with Gershwin coming in 2nd.
Levant was more than just a composer who played with simply everyone. He was part of every medium of the day and funny too.
My favorite memory was a performance in a movie: An American in Paris (1951), where he played a bohemian pianist (a struggling composer). Note this also started my love of Gershwin.
Watch this quick you tube video:
A scene from a film “An American in Paris”, Oscar Levant dreams of playing Gershwin’s Concerto in F
It’s what got me excited in music as a child.
There hasn’t been Jewish royalty in two millenia, but in his time he was “the King of Swing!”
Matusyahu, because of his message and originality.
Gershwin for his amazing contributions to the music world.
Sorry for the delay folks. We’ll be drawing the winner tonight! Stay tuned!
Melissa is the lucky winner! Thank you all for entering to win! Now go to the Schubert Club’s website and buy tickets to the show if you didn’t win. Thanks for reading.