The University of Nevada, Reno will welcome to campus a living musical legend Thursday, March 10.
Pianist Leon Fleisher represents the gold standard of musicianship and was recognized in 2007 with the Kennedy Center Honors Award for a "career, which is a testament to the life-affirming power of art." Since becoming the first American to win the Queen Elizabeth Competition in 1952, Fleisher went on to a worldwide international career, which he maintains to this day. His life was depicted in an Oscar-nominated documentary "Two Hands."
In 2003, Fleisher joined forces with his wife, pianist Katherine Jacobson, to form the Fleisher-Jacobson Piano Duo.
The two musicians will appear as part of the Argenta Concert Series in a recital at 7:30 p.m. March 10 in Nightingale Concert Hall on the University campus. The recital will be preceded by a 6:30 p.m. conversation with the artists. The duo also will hold a master class with University students at 9 a.m. March 11, which is open to the public.
Leon Fleisher and the Fleisher-Jacobson Duo
When: 7:30 p.m., Thursday, March 10
Where: Nightingale Concert Hall, Church Fine Arts, University of Nevada, Reno campus
Tickets: $30 for adults; $5 University students with ID (limited quantity)
The University's School of the Arts embraces its role as a vibrant center for arts and culture in northern Nevada. Its degree programs provide a strong foundation in a range of artistic disciplines, enabling students to contribute as artists, educators and scholars on the local level and beyond. The school also supports and encourages research, innovation and the artistic endeavors of its faculty. Finally, the school encourages broad campus and community participation in the arts through its numerous performances, lectures, shows, core courses and outreach activities that explore diverse cultures and encourage lifelong learning.