CCM Welcomes Pianist, Conductor and Master Teacher Leon Fleisher for Residency

Master teacher Leon Fleisher. Photography by Koichi Miura.

Master teacher Leon Fleisher. Photography by Koichi Miura.

CCM welcomes internationally renowned conductor and Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Chair of Piano Leon Fleisher for a residency in conjunction with our Conducting Beethoven Workshop this week.

Recipient of the 2007 Kennedy Center Honors and subject of the 2006 Oscar-nominated short documentary Two Hands: The Leon Fleisher Story, Fleisher is widely recognized as one of the world’s truly great artists.

Fleisher will lead master classes in UC’s Robert J. Werner Recital Hall from 10-11:30 a.m. this Saturday and from 2-4 p.m. this Sunday. Both sessions are open to the general public, but seating is limited.

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CCM Celebrates the Music of Legendary Russian Composers

The CCM Philharmonia Orchestra. Photography by UC Photographic Services.

The CCM Philharmonia Orchestra. Photography by UC Photographic Services.

CCM’s Philharmonia and Concert Orchestras open their seasons with a festival celebrating two twentieth-century Russian powerhouse composers, Dmitri Shostakovich and Sergei Prokofiev. Running from October 6 to November 4, the Prokofiev and Shostakovich Festival showcases the talents of CCM students and faculty in a concert series featuring a variety of the composers’ works, including symphonies, overtures, concertos and chamber music, as well as selections from their operas and ballets.

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