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Leon Fleisher, piano, w/ Jonathan Biss, piano, and Katherine Jacobson, piano

Thursday, February 07, 2019 - 7:30 PM (Add to calendar)

Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center

300 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

  • Fleisher - Schubert Sonata for Piano in B-flat Major, Op. post. (D. 960)


Celebrate legendary pianist Leon Fleisher’s 90th birthday in a program that also features his all-star pupil Jonathan Biss and his wife and frequent collaborator Katherine Jacobson. The program spotlights this master artist in repertoire for two and four hands. Of particular note is Schubert’s Fantasy in F Minor—the most poetic of his creations for two pianists and a piece that alone is worth the price of admission.

Bach: Work TBA
Kirchner: Interludes I & II
Schubert: Fantasy in F Minor, D. 940
Dvořák: Slavonic Dances TBA
Ravel: La Valse

Pre-concert lecture w/ Lesley Valdes at 6:30 pm

Jonathan Biss, piano

Jonathan Biss is a world-renowned pianist who shares his deep musical curiosity with classical music lovers in the concert hall and beyond. Over the course of two decades on the concert stage he has forged relationships with the New York Philharmonic; the Philadelphia, Cleveland, and Philharmonia orchestras; the Boston, Chicago, and Swedish Radio symphony orchestras;.

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Leon Fleisher, piano

Legendary pianist Leon Fleisher represents the highest standard of musicianship and, at 84 years young, he continues to impart his life-affirming artistry throughout the world, thriving in a sustained career as conductor and soloist, recitalist, chamber music artist, and master class mentor. In the 2012-2013 season, Mr. Fleisher’s engagements included performances and master classes in Switzerland (master classes at the University.

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Katherine Jacobson, piano

Katherine Jacobson's international performing career as a soloist, duo pianist and chamber musician has received great critical acclaim. Her Carnegie Hall debut, with piano partner Leon Fleisher, was praised by The New York Times for its "abundant musicality and refined technique." Leading orchestras with which she has performed include the Philadelphia Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra at Ravinia,.

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Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center

Address: 300 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

  The Perelman Theater is part of the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, located on the southwest corner of Broad and Spruce Streets in Center City Philadelphia. The smaller of the two concert halls in the Kimmel Center, the Perelman Theater is a 627-seat auditorium with seating on the plaza, plaza tier, first balcony, and second balcony levels.…more info