Leonard Pennario - age: 83

Leonard Pennario

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ABOUT

Classical musician known for promoting then-modern composers George Gershwin, Sergei Rachmaninoff, and Sergei Prokofiev.He was an avid bridge player who was recognized by The Official Encyclopedia of Bridge and once was a member of a celebrity foursome featuring Don Adams, Les Brown, and Joan Benny, Jack Benny's daughter.His recording of Rachmaninoff's 2nd Concerto was later used in the 1950 film September Affair starring Joan Fontaine.

BEFORE FAME

He filled in at the last minute for a performance of Edvard Grieg's Piano Concerto with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. He was only 12.

PERSONAL LIFE

He was born in Buffalo, but his family moved to Los Angeles while he was still young and he lived there for the rest of his life.

FUN FACTS

Pianist Leonard Pennario were born on Wednesday, in a leap year, birthstone is Ruby, the seaon was Summer in the Chinese year of Rat, it is 190 days until Leonard Pennario next birthday.

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