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Kenneth Broberg solo concert closes Yavapai Symphony Association season

Kenneth Broberg will close out the Yavapai Symphony Association season with a solo concert at Yavapai College Performing Arts Center Sunday, May 19. (Sue Bray/Courtesy)

Kenneth Broberg will close out the Yavapai Symphony Association season with a solo concert at Yavapai College Performing Arts Center Sunday, May 19. (Sue Bray/Courtesy)

Closing out the 2018-19 Yavapai Symphony Association season is a solo concert by pianist Kenneth Broberg this weekend.

A native of Minneapolis, Broberg studied piano from the age of 6 through high school and continued his studies to earn a Bachelor of Music degree at the University of Houston’s Moores School of Music, according to a news release from the Yavapai Symphony Association. He was the 2017 silver medalist at the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition at the age of 23 and has won first prizes at the Hastings and Dallas international piano competitions as well as medals at the Sydney, Seattle, New Orleans and Wideman competitions. Broberg is currently a graduate student at Parkville Missouri’s Park University.

“Several of his performances at last year’s Sydney International Piano Competition were released on CD,” the release states. “He has performed as a soloist with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Minnesota Orchestra, Sydney Symphony, Seattle Symphony, Dallas Chamber Symphony and the Louisiana Philharmonic, among others.”

Appearing through arrangement with the Cliburn, and presented with the support of Jim and Linda Lee, Broberg’s Sunday, May 19, concert will include pieces composed by Bach, Beethoven , Liszt, Tchaikovsky and Medtner.

Tickets for the 3 p.m. performance start at $29 and are available at the Yavapai Symphony Association office, 228 N. Alarcon St., or by calling 928-776-4255. Full-time college students can purchase any available ticket for $10.

Broberg as the season’s closer is something fresh, Yavapai Symphony Association President Arlon Inman said.

“The Yavapai Symphony Association wanted to bring something new and different as the grand finale to our 2018-10 season,” Inman said. “We are delighted to present a performance by someone as recognized and talented as … Broberg.”

The concert is at the Yavapai College Performing Arts Center, 1100 E. Sheldon St. For more information visit www.yavapaisymphony.org.

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