September 24, 2017  •  4:00 pm

@ Thomas Wolfe Auditorium

Daniel Meyer,  conductor
Yefim Bronfman,  piano


Beethoven         Piano Concerto No. 5, “Emperor”
Liszt         Les préludes
Rimsky-Korsakov      Capriccio espagnol

We open our 2017-2018 season with a performance with one of the most celebrated pianists of our time, Yefim Bronfman, who makes his Asheville Symphony debut in Beethoven’s beloved “Emperor” Concerto, a work that continues to astonish audiences with its expansiveness and energy. We then feature the virtuosity of our own musicians in two iconic masterworks. Liszt’s Les préludes is his most popular tone poem, harnessing the rich sounds of each section of the orchestra. Rimsky-Korsakov, on the other hand, created a sparkling orchestral suite, which spotlights the individual soloists of the orchestra as well as each section on its own. It caps a night celebrating the mastery of a world-class soloist a well as our own terrific soloists within the ranks of the ASO. —Daniel Meyer

Yefim Bronfman
Praised for his lyrical gifts, Bronfman has been nominated for six GRAMMY Awards, winning in 1997 for a recording of the three Bartok Piano Concerti. This fall he will open the Israel Philharmonic’s season with Zubin Mehta.

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