Bronfman to replace Midori in New York Philharmonic concert
Ryan Summerlin July 2, 2014
VAIL — The New York Philharmonic and Bravo! Vail said Tuesday that pianist Yefim Bronfman will replace Midori — who has been advised by her physicians to curtail work and travel for a brief period due to complications of pregnancy — in the opening program of the New York Philharmonic’s Bravo! Vail summer residency July 18, performing Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3, led by Music Director Alan Gilbert.
The program also features Toscanini’s 1951 arrangement of “The Star-Spangled Banner;” Nielsen’s “Maskarade Overture;” selections from Grieg’s “Peer Gynt;” and Liszt’s “Les Preludes.”
As previously announced, Bronfman will also appear with the orchestra at Bravo! Vail on July 19, performing Beethoven’s Piano Concertos Nos. 1 and 5, “Emperor.” The program, led by Alan Gilbert, will also include Beethoven’s “Fidelio Overture.”
Midori most recently appeared with the orchestra in June for the New York premiere of Peter Eotvos’s DoReMi, written for her, during the inaugural NY Phil Biennial.
“I so enjoyed playing with Alan Gilbert and this great orchestra in New York in June and was really looking forward to playing the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto with them at Vail,” Midori said. “I eagerly anticipate future collaborations with the New York Philharmonic.”
Additionally, vocalist Christine Ebersole will replace Victoria Clark — who has withdrawn due to a scheduling conflict — in Broadway Night with the Philharmonic: The Music of Frank Loesser at Bravo! Vail on July 24, led by Ted Sperling, alongside vocalists Laura Osnes and Santino Fontana.