The “Mentoring Recital Series” at National Sawdust gives established artists the chance to share their talent and experience with a younger artist of their choosing. By presenting them in a format that also includes a discussion with the artists, we break down the wall between audience and performers, while enhancing the experience on many levels. The young artist gains prestige by being associated with the “Named Recognized” artist, and the audience gets insight to the music and performance technique. I am thrilled that Leon Fleisher has agreed to kick off this series because not only is he the consummate artist, educator and performer, his wit and knowledge are legendary. Please join us for what will be a fantastic evening of music and talk.