Washington University’s new “Great Artists” series returns April 23 with Yefim Bronfman. A pianist of towering presence and technique, Bronfman has been a welcome regular with the SLSO and many of the world’s other great orchestras for decades; now audiences have a chance to hear him in recital. He’ll perform music by Béla Bartók, Robert Schumann, Claude Debussy and Igor Stravinsky.
The series concludes with a recital by baritone Nathan Gunn on May 5. Gunn, whose now-international career got a big boost with his brooding take on Hamlet at Opera Theatre of St. Louis in 2002, will sing Schumann’s song cycle “Dichterliebe,” along with songs by Samuel Barber, Franz Schubert, Hugo Wolf and Charles Ives.
What Washington University Department of Music: “Great Artists” series • When Yefim Bronfman, 7 p.m. April 23; Nathan Gunn, 7:30 p.m. May 5 • Where 560 Music Center, 560 Trinity Avenue at Delmar Boulevard • How much $32-$35, $15 for students and children • More info 314-935-6543; edison.wustl.edu