Keyboard Conversations® Series with Jeffrey Siegel (2012-13 Season)

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Keyboard Conversations® with Jeffrey Siegel: Spellbinding Bach

  • September 23, 2012 at 7:00 pm

Concert Hall

Celebrating 20 years of bringing his beloved Keyboard Conversations series to the Center for the Arts, virtuoso pianist Jeffrey Siegel returns this year with a thrilling program honoring the grand master of Baroque music, Johann Sebastian Bach. Mr. Siegel has captivated both piano aficionados and neophytes alike with his “concerts with commentary” series, in which he illuminates the lives and works of the most famous composers of all time. In this concert, he spotlights this preeminent German composer, performing dramatic, poetic, virtuoso works that Bach wrote to “wow” his listeners — the famous Italian Concerto, the awe inspiring Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue, the scintillating Toccata in D Major, and the lively G Major Partita.

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Keyboard Conversations® with Jeffrey Siegel: Claude Debussy – Clair de Lune and Beyond

  • November 18, 2012 at 7:00 pm

Concert Hall

 In his second “concert with commentary” of the season, Jeffrey Siegel delves into the aural delights of Claude Debussy, the renowned French composer whose dreamy, beautiful music evokes vivid and sensuous imagery. For more than four decades, this brilliant pianist has earned critical acclaim for enchanting countless fans with his immense talent, sparkling wit, and rich and insightful commentary on the great composers in the classical canon. Celebrate Debussy’s 150th birthday with the colorful Fireworks, the tender Girl with the Flaxen Hair, the humorous Homage to Samuel Pickwick, and the “orgiastic” Isle of Joy.

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Keyboard Conversations® with Jeffrey Siegel: Schubert in the Age of the Sound-Byte

  • February 24, 2013 at 7:00 pm

Concert Hall

Special pre-performance dinner for Keyboard Conversations® with Jeffrey Siegel ticket holders at Bellissimo Ristorante in historic Fairfax. Receive a 15% Discount* on performance evenings starting at 4:30 p.m. Reservations by phone (703-293-2367) or e-mail required.
*Alcohol not included.

This gifted pianist offers enlightening commentary on one of the most prolific composers that classical music has ever known! In his third concert of his 20th anniversary season, Mr. Siegel asks the question, “How do Schubert’s irresistible lyric dramas in tones fit into our robotic society with today’s limited attention span?” This exciting evening of music will transport audiences with Schubert’s Impromptus, Waltzes, and the posthumous Sonata in B-flat. Hailed the “Leonard Bernstein of the piano” by the Chicago Tribune, Jeffrey Siegel’s “concerts with commentary” series has engaged piano enthusiasts and classical music newcomers at the Center for the Arts for 20 years.

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$38, $30, $19

Keyboard Conversations® with Jeffrey Siegel: Listen to the Dance

  • April 14, 2013 at 7:00 pm

Concert Hall

Special pre-performance dinner for Keyboard Conversations® with Jeffrey Siegel ticket holders at Bellissimo Ristorante in historic Fairfax. Receive a 15% Discount* on performance evenings starting at 4:30 p.m. Reservations by phone (703-293-2367) or e-mail required.
*Alcohol not included.

Jeffrey Siegel concludes his 20th anniversary season at the Center for the Arts with a dazzling evening of music spotlighting the brilliance of the great composers who have used the dance idiom to create beautiful music. This spectacular program features musical delights for the ears in “dance time” including Invitation to the Dance by Carl Maria von Weber, the Funeral March from Sonata No. 12 by Beethoven, and Wedding March by Mendelssohn (transcribed by Horowitz). The program also features, Waltzes by Chopin, Spanish Dances by Albeniz, Polkas by Shostakovich, Stravinsky, and Smetana, as well as a Tango by Astor Piazzolla. Mr. Siegel has enthralled audiences across the globe for more than 40 years with his mastery of the piano and his clever and insightful commentary on the most celebrated composers of all time. “A performer who colors with virtuoso artistry.” (The New York Times)

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$38, $30, $19