In a pairing of two major international talents, Israels Yefim Bronfman, a Grammy Award-winning pianist who performed at Memorial Hall in 2006, will take the stage alongside Czech mezzo-soprano Magdalena Koená, one of the most sought-after concert vocalists in the world. Bronfman and Koenás program features a new work by the French composer Marc-André Dalbavie, co-commissioned for The Rite of Spring at 100. Uniquely suited to the technical prowess and lyrical gifts that Bronfman and Koená possess in such abundance, Dalbavies work has been hailed for its ability to create contemporary interpretations of Modernist ideas about color, rhythm and the relationship of the performers and the audience.
with that mesmerizing voice, that magnetic personality in whatever repertoire or language. Shes as versatile as shes ubiquitous
The Times (London) (on Magdalena Koená)
his technique is prodigious seemingly capable of doing anything
The Seattle Post-Intelligencer (on Yefim Bronfman)
Classical music performances are made possible by The Wiliam R Kenan Jr. Charitable Trust. We thank the Trustees for their visionary generosity and for encouraging others to support Carolina Performing Arts”