Maryland Lyric Opera returns for this special memorial concert in tribute to the legendary pianist and conductor Leon Fleisher. Long a champion of the company’s efforts to bring music into the community, Mr. Fleisher gave his last public performance on stage at Strathmore with the MDLO Orchestra in 2019. He died in Baltimore on August 2, 2020, at age 92.
To honor Fleisher’s memory and celebrate his legacy, MDLO has crafted a two-part program that marshals the company’s full musical forces under the baton of Music Director Louis Salemno. In the first half, pianist Cecile Licad plays Camille Saint-Saëns’s mesmerizing Piano Concerto No. 2. in her MDLO debut. In the second half, Salemno leads the MDLO Orchestra and Chorus in Gabriel Fauré’s haunting Requiem, featuring soprano Nayoung Ban and baritone SeungHyeon Baek, two alumni of the MDLO Institute.
Running time: Approximately 90 minutes, including 1 intermission. Visit www.MDLO.org for more information.