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Washington Performing Arts presents Leon Fleisher & Friends: <em>A 90th Birthday Celebration</em>

Washington Performing Arts presents Leon Fleisher & Friends: A 90th Birthday Celebration

Saturday, February 9, 2019 7:30 PM

Celebrating one of the most revered pianists and teachers of the last century, Leon Fleisher.

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Washington Performing Arts presents:
Leon Fleisher, piano
with special guests Jonathan Biss, Dover Quartet, and Rachel Cain


Who doesn’t love a celebration? Join us as we fête esteemed pianist and pedagogue Leon Fleisher on the occasion of his 90th birthday. The evening includes performances by his protégé, Jonathan Biss, Dover Quartet, and Rachel Cain; appearances by surprise guests—via video—who will share their birthday greetings with the master; and a Q&A with Washington Post chief classical music critic Anne Midgette, who co-authored Fleisher’s memoir, My Nine Lives. The program features selections by Bach, Beethoven, Kirchner, and Mozart.

Performance Timing: Part One - 51 min.; Intermission - 17 min.; Part Two - 36 min.