Dover Quartet Celebrates Leon Fleisher’s 90th Birthday

Earlier this month the Dover Quartet joined Jonathan Biss, Yefim Bronfman, and the star himself in three concerts honoring the legendary Leon Fleisher. The programs – performed at Carnegie Hall, Philadelphia’s Perelman Hall, and the Kennedy Center – included Fleisher’s deeply felt Sheep May Safely Graze as well as Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 12 with the Dover. Congratulatory videos from luminaries like Mitsuko Uchida, Yuja Wang, Richard Goode, and even Ruth Bader Ginsburg rounded out the evening. As the Classical Post wrote, “It was a magically musical evening to celebrate a legend in the classical music world.”

The Dover Quartet and Mr. Fleisher will perform together again in May to close the Detroit Chamber Music Society’s season.

Musical America's review of the Carnegie Hall performance sums it up perfectly: "The best was kept for last: With a wonderful sense of generations being bridged, Fleisher and the Dover Quartet (plus Rachel Calin on bass) performed Mozart’s own reduction of his Piano Concerto No. 12 in A major."

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