Tugan Sokhiev Conductor
Yefim Bronfman Piano
Schumann Piano Concerto
Beethoven Symphony No. 4
Two lyrically beautiful masterworks, a legendary pianist, and an internationally renowned conductor join in this unforgettable program.
Robert Schumann’s Piano Concerto thrills in its bravura passages and moments of quiet grace. After its premiere, Schumann’s wife, Clara—a pianist and composer herself—wrote “how rich in invention, how interesting from the beginning to the end!” We needn’t take Clara’s word for it; Schumann’s work cascades from the stage, surrounding us in beauty. Yefim Bronfman enchants with “such perfection that every note grabs the ear” (The Washington Post).
Beethoven’s radiantly joyful Fourth Symphony inspires from start to finish. Composed between his mighty “Eroica” and his beloved Fifth Symphony, Beethoven’s Fourth has gotten less attention than those towering works—but it’s a joyful experience for the listener, filled with humor and charm.
Returning to conduct Your Philadelphia Orchestra is Tugan Sokhiev, “clear of beat and graceful of gesture” (Chicago Tribune).