Keyboard Conversations® (2017-18 Season)

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Keyboard Conversations® with Jeffrey Siegel

A Bernstein Birthday Bash

  • September 17, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Kicking off his 25th consecutive season at the Center, piano virtuoso and exceptional storyteller Jeffrey Siegel celebrates Leonard Bernstein’s 100th birthday with piano transcriptions of famous songs from West Side Story, his intimate Anniversaries, and music of two composers who most influenced him, Gershwin (Rhapsody in Blue) and Copland (El Salon Mexico). A perennial favorite at the Center for the Arts, Jeffrey Siegel makes newcomers feel welcomed while enhancing the enjoyment of seasoned classical music lovers. “Jeffrey Siegel has everything: massive technique, musical sensitivity and character, wide tonal resources, immense reserves of power, and the ability to communicate” (Los Angeles Times). An interactive Q & A will conclude this program.

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Pre-Performance Discussion: Member of the Company (Sep 17, 2017) Pre-Performance Discussion

$42, $36, $25. 2 Free Student Tickets Available with Mason ID

Keyboard Conversations® with Jeffrey Siegel

A French Musical Feast!

  • November 5, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Concert Hall Family-Friendly Event

Celebrating his 25th season at the Center, Jeffrey Siegel plays a delicious musical feast for the ears–gorgeous music of Debussy including the ever popular Clair de lune and sensuous Isle of Joy, Ravel’s beloved Pavane for a Dead Princess and dazzling The Fountain, as well as Fauré’s enthralling Impromptu. For more than four decades, this brilliant pianist has earned accolades for enchanting audiences with his artistry, wit, and insight, and this Keyboard Conversations® program of distinctively French musical delights is no exception. “…a pianist with a bravura technique and a big, gorgeous sound…and when the artist himself offers the inside scoop, the musical experience becomes vastly more personal” (The Denver Post). An interactive Q and A will conclude this program.

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Pre-Performance Discussion: Member of the Company (Nov 5, 2017) Pre-Performance Discussion

$42, $36, $25. 2 Free Student Tickets Available with Mason ID on October 24, 2017

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Keyboard Conversations® with Jeffrey Siegel

Virtuoso Variations

  • March 4, 2018 at 7:00 pm

Concert Hall Family-Friendly Event

For 25 consecutive years, Jeffrey Siegel has been bringing his unique talents to the Center’s stage. In this performance, explore the virtuoso Variations of Beethoven, Mendelssohn, and Chopin in Jeffrey Siegel’s third mesmerizing performance of the season. Listen to Beethoven's humorous Variations on God Save the King, Mendelssohn's deeply affecting Variations, Op. 54, and the 17 year old Chopin's imaginative flourishes on the popular melody “La ci darem la mano” from Mozart's Don Giovanni while learning more about these 18th and 19th century musical masters. “His performances were expressive and full of passion…This is an artist who means every note he plays” (The New York Times). An interactive Q and A will conclude this program.


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Keyboard Conversations® with Jeffrey Siegel

Bach and Chopin – A Musical Kinship

  • April 29, 2018 at 7:00 pm

Concert Hall Family-Friendly Event

Did you know that Bach was Chopin's favorite composer? Become a classical music insider when virtuoso pianist and entertaining storyteller Jeffrey Siegel returns to our stage for his 25th season with a program exploring Bach’s influence on Chopin. Hear vivacious dances, dramatic Preludes, and romantic, improvisational Fantasies by both composers. Popular with classical music aficionados and novices alike, Siegel’s unique “concerts with commentary” format tells the story behind the music. “A first-class musician who can sketch and color with greatness” (The London Times). An interactive Q & A concludes this program.

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