Legendary Pianist To Hold Concerts To Benefit Sacramento Homeless
Sacramento, CA – Today the Sacramento Philharmonic announced a week of concerts and events by the renowned pianist, teacher, conductor, humanist and laureate of the 2007 Kennedy Center Honors, Leon Fleisher. A fixture in the American music scene for over six decades, Mr. Fleisher will perform the following concerts with Sacramento Philharmonic musicians:
Thursday, May 14 at 5:30pm (doors open at 5:00pm)
“Sacramento Philharmonic for the Homeless”
Westminster Church, 1300 N St, Sacramento, CA
Moved by the plight of Sacramento’s homeless, Mr. Fleisher and Philharmonic musicians created this unique event to raise much-needed funds for housing and other services for the city’s homeless.
NOTE: This is a free concert and open to the public. All donations will go to Sacramento’s Gifts to Share
Saturday, May 16 at 8:00pm (doors open at 6:45pm)
“Leon Fleisher, Renaissance Man at 80”
Community Center Theater, 1301 L St, Sacramento, CA
Performing under the direction of Mr. Fleisher is a first for the Sacramento Philharmonic. The concert will include Antonin Dvorak’s Symphony No. 9 in E minor (“New World Symphony”), Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Concerto No. 7 for Two Pianos and Concerto for Piano No. 12. Concert sponsors: McDonough Holland & Allen, P.C. and Sutter Medical Center Foundation of Sacramento, CA. Guest artist sponsor: Barbara K. Jackson of Davis, CA.
NOTE: For tickets call the Community Center Theater Box Office at 916-264-5181 or www.tickets.com. For group sales call the Sacramento Philharmonic offices 916-732-9045 ex. 103 Greg Wellman.
EDITOR’S NOTE: In March 2009, Mr. Fleisher released his first two-handed concerto recording in over 40 years. The release includes Mozart’s Piano Concertos No. 12 in A Major, K. 414; No. 7 in F Major for two pianos, K. 242 and No. 23 in A Major, K. 488. You can purchase it on Amazon.
Sounds like a fabulous week and a wonderful cause. Let's get behind this generous donation of talent by a gifted artist.
The Sacramento Executive