CityViews 3/21/12: Lessons from a Piano Virtuoso/Curing the Blind

 

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Segment 1:

Leon Fleisher was a child prodigy, a pianist lauded for his renditions of Beethoven, Mozart and Rachmaninoff. But in the midst of his success, he lost the use of his right hand. Instead of derailing his career, Fleisher began performing left-handed repertoire as well as conducting and teaching. On Wednesday, Fleisher joins us to talk about regaining his right hand and maintaining focus on music.

Guest:

  • Leon Fleisher

Leon Fleisher will offer a public masterclass  on Friday, March 23 at 10 a.m. To reserve a seat, call 801-913-2868. On Saturday, March 24, Fleisher will join the Gifted Music School’s Orchestra at their annual Spring Gala Benefit Concert, 6:30 p.m. at Gardner Concert Hall, University of Utah. Tickets are $25 per person and can be purchased by calling 801-913-2868 or sending an email to giftedmusicschool@gmail.com.

 

 

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Segment 2:

Dr. Sanduk Ruit has been called the “God of Sight” for the low-cost, world-changing surgical technique he pioneered to remove cataracts. On Wednesday, the Nepalese doctor joins us to talk about curing the blind, regardless of a person’s ability to pay.

Guest:

  • Dr. Sanduk Ruit

Dr. Ruit is the keynote speaker at the 2012 Night for Sight sponsored by the Moran Eye Center International Division. The event will be held at Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort Saturday, March 24 at 5:30 p.m. Click here  to register.

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