WFMT Chicago will celebrate Leon Fleisher’s life and artistry through the “Exploring Music” program. Starting October 5, the program will rebroadcast a 2018 conversation and music from Fleisher Monday through Friday at 7:00 pm CDT. WFMT provides on demand playback for each episode online.
Faculty artist Brian Ganz (AD ’93, Piano) will perform “A Tribute to Leon Fleisher” on September 27, at 3:30 pm with a pre-concert talk with Marian Hahn, Singapore Conservatory of Music Chair in Piano, on a series with Community Concerts at Second. Ganz is dedicating this concert to his mentor Leon Fleisher, the legendary pianist who died on August 2 at the age of 92.
Julian Gargiulo (MM ’97, Piano) posted the third episode of his music series “One Classical Minute” featuring music by Scarlatti.
A performance and interview with Washington Garcia (MM ’98, DMA ’03, Piano) aired on July 22 and 25 on KVNO 90.7, the classical radio station in Omaha, Nebraska. The station aired Garcia’s solo performance of the third movement of Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 with the Peabody Symphony Orchestra, led Hajime Teri Murai, from November 2001 as part of his first prize at Peabody’s Harrison Winter Piano Competition.
Ampersand, a responsive independent arts and culture digital magazine, speaks to Inna Faliks (BM ’99, MM ’01, GPD ’03, Piano) about her online weekly “Corona Fridays” concerts.