Leon Fleisher Memorial Program

Monday, August 10, 2020 - 9:30am to 12:00pm
WKCR celebrates the life and work of Leon Fleisher, the American pianist who left his mark on countless listeners and students with his commanding performances and thoughtful, visionary teaching. Host Simon Cohen is joined by piano duo Stephanie Ho and Saar Ahuvia (http://www.stephsaarduo.com/), both of whom knew Mr. Fleisher well. In a wide-ranging interview, they share their personal experiences with the pianist, shedding light on everything from his profound teaching style to his pointed witticisms and sharp sense of humor.
The program will air on WKCR from 9:30am to noon on Monday, August 10th, with the interview segment beginning at about 11:00am. We hope you'll join us for a tribute to one of the 20th century's greatest musicians.