World-renowned classical artists to appearance in Scottsdale

Lynn Harrell (Photo by Christian Steiner)

Lynn Harrell (Photo by Christian Steiner)

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts will present The Mutter Bronfman Harrell Trio 8 p.m. Saturday, April 18, in the Virginia G. Piper Theater.

Anne Sophie Mutter. (Photo by Harald Hoffman)

Anne Sophie Mutter. (Photo by Harald Hoffman)

Tickets start at $69 and are available through www.ScottsdalePerformingArts.org or 480-499-8587.

The concert showcases the talents of three world-renowned, Grammy Award-winning musicians – violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter, pianist Yefim Bronfman and cellist Lynn Harrell – who share the stage in a special performance of two treasured works of chamber music: Beethoven’s “Archduke” Piano Trio and Tchaikovsky’s Piano Trio.

“It is an honor to welcome three of the greatest classical musicians of our time to Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts,” remarked Neale Perl, president and CEO of the Scottsdale Cultural Council.

“This is a rare opportunity to hear these internationally acclaimed artists, who normally perform in large venues such as Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center, onstage in our intimate, 853-seat Virginia G. Piper Theater. With masterpieces by Beethoven and Tchaikovsky, it promises to be the musical experience of a lifetime.”

Anne-Sophie Mutter has been recognized as one of today’s foremost violinists, performing concerts worldwide in all the major music centers.
Known for his commanding technique and exceptional lyrical gifts, Yefim Bronfman has won consistent critical acclaim and enthusiastic audiences worldwide for his solo recitals, prestigious orchestral engagements and expanding catalog of recordings.

Yefim Bronfman (Photo by Dario Acosta)

Yefim Bronfman (Photo by Dario Acosta)

Lynn Harrell is a consummate soloist, chamber musician, recitalist, conductor and teacher, whose work throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia has placed him in the highest echelon of today’s performing artists.

Dedicated to Archduke Rudolph of Austria, Beethoven’s pupil and patron, the Trio in B-flat major, Op. 97, is one of the most celebrated works written for piano, violin and cello. Tchaikovsky’s Piano Trio in A minor, Op. 50, is a unique and magnificent tribute to pianist Nicholas Rubinstein, Tchaikovsky’s former teacher and longtime friend, and a rare work of chamber music by the composer.

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts is located at 7380 E. Second St. in downtown Scottsdale. Free parking is available in the public parking garage located to the west of Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts on Wells Fargo Avenue.

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