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Leon Fleisher joins Lincoln's Symphony Orchestra TONIGHT!! in concert honoring NET Radio's Bill Stibor

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World-renowned pianist Leon Fleisher joins the Lincoln's Symphony Orchestra for Ravel's Piano Concerto for Left Hand TONIGHT!! October 11@the University of Nebraska's Lied Center for Performing Arts. The evening includes a fitting tribute to former Lincoln's Symphony Orchestra Board President and Nebraska Public Radio personality Bill Stibor, the orchestra dedicated the peaceful "Nimrod" of Sir Edward Elgar's "Enigma Variations."

Fleisher, who is Conductor Ed Polochick's mentor and teacher was known the world over from his brilliant 15 year career in the 1950s and early 60s when he was hailed as "the pianistic find of the century." Ten years later however, the great pianist could barely write his name, a victim of what has since become known as repetitive stress injury resulting from his obsessive hours of practise. Fleisher for the next 30 years focused on piano repertoire for the left hand.

During that time Fleisher mastered the formidable "Piano Concerto for Left Hand in D Major" of Maurice Ravel will play the piece together with the LSO. The program also includes Leonard Bernstein's "West Side Story Symphonic Dances." Aaron Copland "El Salon Mexico." 

in March of 1995, Fleisher became one of the the thousands of healing miracles happening at The Ruscombe Mansion and theur practitioners of holistic and natural options including acupuncture, homeopathy, and deep tissue massage known as rolfing which addressed Fleisher's crippled right hand and allowed him to return to two handed performance.

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READ THE Lincoln Journal Star REVIEW