Towering Piano & Virtuosity
Venue: Overture Hall
Friday, Jan. 20, 2023
Saturday, Jan. 21, 2023
Sunday, Jan. 22, 2023
Single tickets $20-$98*
on sale NOW through the Overture Center Box Office, 201 State Street
Please note: Additional Overture Center fees apply to phone and online orders (no fee for in-person orders)
Yefim Bronfman could clearly climb any mountain of piano literature on his own, but being his climbing partners on this Mt. Everest of concertos will make for an incomparable performance of Rachmaninoff’s towering opus. A first MSO performance of Schubert’s exuberant third symphony, and a first performance of Bartók’s suite from his ballet will challenge our fine orchestra to a fiery display of orchestral virtuosity. – John DeMain, Music Director
Run Time: 2 hours, plus 20 minute intermission
Franz Schubert, Symphony No. 3 in D major
Béla Bartók, The Miraculous Mandarin
Sergei Rachmaninoff, Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor
Program Notes will be available in August 2022
Enhance Your Concert Experience
Enjoy a 30-minute talk with Michael Allsen starting one hour before each concert in Overture Hall. Free to ticketholders.
Mr. Bronfman is certainly one of the greatest pianists alive today.
Meet the Performers
Thank You To Our Generous Sponsors!
Major funding provided by
Additional funding provided by
John A. Johnson Foundation, Inc., a component fund of the Madison Community Foundation
Sponsor Spotlight Message
University Research Park supports creativity in all its forms. Not only does it underpin our science and innovation economy, but it is the score we set our lives to. University Research Park is proud to the support the Madison Symphony Orchestra. Here’s to another successful season. – University Research Park
Hamburg Steinway — a special thanks to Peter Livingston and Sharon Stark
Our magnificent Hamburg Steinway concert grand piano is used for performances in Overture Hall. The instrument was a gift to the Madison Symphony Orchestra from Peter Livingston and Sharon Stark in memory of Peter’s mother, Magdalena Friedman.
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Internationally recognized as one of today’s most acclaimed and admired pianists, Yefim Bronfman stands among a handful of artists regularly sought by festivals, orchestras, conductors and recital series. His commanding technique, power and exceptional lyrical gifts are consistently acknowledged by the press and audiences alike. Bronfman works regularly with an illustrious group of conductors, and summer engagements have regularly taken him to the major festivals of Europe and the US. Always keen to explore chamber music repertoire, his partners have included Pinchas Zukerman, Martha Argerich, Magdalena Kožená, Anne-Sophie Mutter, Emmanuel Pahud and many others. He has also given numerous solo recitals in the leading halls of North America, Europe and Asia, including acclaimed debuts at Carnegie Hall in 1989 and Avery Fisher Hall in 1993. Widely praised for his solo, chamber and orchestral recordings, Mr. Bronfman has been nominated for 6 Grammy Awards, winning in 1997 with Esa-Pekka Salonen and the Los Angeles Philharmonic for their recording of the three Bartok Piano Concerti.