Jonathan Biss Steps in for Ailing Bronfman in Pittsburgh

Classic Arts News   Jonathan Biss Steps in for Ailing Bronfman in Pittsburgh
Yefim Bronfman has canceled appearances with the Pittsburgh Symphony this weekend because he is ill, the orchestra announced. The 24-year-old pianist Jonathan Biss will replace him in concerts tonight and tomorrow night.

Biss, making his PSO subscription debut, will play Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 5 ("Emperor"). The program also includes Brahms' Symphony No. 1 tonight and Prokofiev's Suite from Romeo and Juliet tomorrow. Charles Dutoit is the conductor.

Biss is also scheduled to appear with the PSO on April 21, 22, and 24, playing Mozart's Trio for Viola, Clarinet and Piano ("Kegelstatt"), with violist Pinchas Zukerman and clarinetist Michael Rusinek, and Mendelssohn's Piano Concerto No. 1.

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