A spectacular concert to benefit the Rikki Fleisher Fund at the Public Justice Center
December 12, 2014 7:00 pm
Memorial Episcopal Church, 1407 Bolton St, Baltimore, MD 21217
Featuring Julian Fleisher, Leon Fleisher, Ana Gasteyer, and Tedd Firth
This spectacular, star-studded concert will raise funds for the Rikki Fleisher Fund for Professional Development at the Public Justice Center. Rikki was an ardent supporter who believed in the possibility of a just society and knew what it takes to get the job done. Join us to celebrate her 80th birthday and to support the Fund that her family and friends have established in her memory.
Together, we'll raise the roof for a very good cause.
There is no cost for admission but we will be asking for your contribution during the event, so come prepared to be generous! Bring friends.
Reservations are strongly encouraged: firstname.lastname@example.org or (410)625-9409 x239.
If you can't join us, but would like to contribute your support, please visit the Rikki Fleisher Fund page to make a gift.
A native of Baltimore, Julian Fleisher is a singer, composer, producer and performer whose recent projects include starring in the new musical February House at the Public Theater in New York, producing the first full-length recording from Ana Gasteyer and the release of his own critically-acclaimed recording, Finally.
Ana Gasteyer is perhaps best known for her seven seasons starring on NBC's legendary Saturday Night Live, but recent pursuits include starring as Elpheba (the green witch) in Broadway's mega-hit Wicked, ABC's recent hit comedy Suburgatory and the recent release of her chart-topping CD, I'm Hip.
Pianist, conductor and pedagogue Leon Fleisher is a living legend whose contributions to the world of classical music and the cultural life of the nation can hardly be overstated: he was the first American to win a prestigious European piano competition (in 1952) and one of only a handful of classical musicians to receive the Kennedy Center Honors (in 2007). In between, his storied recordings and collaborations with the world's great musical institutions have come to represent the gold-standard in music making. His latest recording, a solo effort made at the age of 86, recently became the No. 1 classical recording in the nation.
One of New York’s leading young jazz pianists, Tedd Firth has appeared with Billy Stritch, Marylin Maye, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Michael Feinstein, Tony DeSere, Tom Wopat, Audra McDonald and many, many more.