• Thursday, May 4, 2017

    Carnegie Hall Artist Update: Pianist Marc-André Hamelin Steps in for Yefim Bronfman, Performing with Emerson String Quartet this Sunday, May 7

    Program Information
    Sunday, May 7, 2017 at 3:00 p.m.
    Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
    Emerson String Quartet

    ·· Eugene Drucker, Violin
    ·· Philip Setzer, Violin
    ·· Lawrence Dutton, Viola
    ·· Paul Watkins, Cello
    Marc-André Hamelin, Piano

    MAURICE RAVEL String Quartet in F Major
    ALBAN BERG String Quartet, Op. 3
    BRAHMS Piano Quintet

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    (For Immediate Release, New York, NY) – Carnegie Hall today announced that pianist Marc-André Hamelin will step in for Yefim Bronfman performing with the Emerson String Quartet this Sunday, May 7 at 3:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage. Mr. Bronfman has regrettably withdrawn from this performance due to illness. The program remains as planned and includes chamber music works by Ravel, Berg, and Brahms. The complete program with updated artist listing is below.

    Ticketholders with any questions can call CarnegieCharge at 212-247-7800.

    Mr. Hamelin most recently performed at Carnegie Hall last Friday, April 28, appearing in duo recital with pianist Leif-Ove Andsnes in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage.

    Artist Information
    Marc-André Hamelin is ranked among the elite of world pianists for his unrivaled blend of musicianship and virtuosity in the great works of the established repertoire, as well as for his intrepid exploration of the neglected music of the 19th and 20th centuries. He began the 2016-2017 season with appearances at the Schubertiade, Verbier, Lofoten, Salzburg, Tanglewood, Domaine Forget, Aspen, and La Jolla festivals. In addition, the La Jolla Music Society commissioned Mr. Hamelin to write a piano and cello sonata for himself and cellist Hai-Ye Ni.

    Mr. Hamelin's orchestral engagements this season include performances with the Bayerisches Staatsorchester and Kirill Petrenko, NDR Radiophilharmonie, Warsaw National Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, Minnesota Orchestra, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Oregon Symphony, and Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, among others. He appears in recital at Vienna's Konzerthaus, Berlin's Philharmonie, The Gilmore Festival, and 92nd Street Y, as well as in Cleveland, Chicago, and Toronto, performing the concertos of Haydn, Mozart, Ravel, Shostakovich, Brahms, and Rachmaninoff. Mr. Hamelin also made his China debut this season, with two recitals in the legendary Shanghai Concert Hall in November.

    Mr. Hamelin tours Europe and North America this season with additional concerts with Mr. Andsnes, as well as with the Pacifica Quartet for the world premiere of his own Piano Quintet, commissioned by the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Orange County, California. He concludes the season as a juror at the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, for which he has been commissioned to write the compulsory solo work for the contestants.

    Ticket Information
    Tickets, priced at $39–$114, are available at the Carnegie Hall Box Office, 154 West 57th Street, or can be charged to major credit cards by calling CarnegieCharge at 212-247-7800 or by visiting the Carnegie Hall website, carnegiehall.org.
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