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KEYBOARD CONVERSATION: "SCHUMANN," 11/19

October 13, 2006
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GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY’S CENTER FOR THE ARTS PRESENTS
JEFFREY SIEGEL’S KEYBOARD CONVERSATIONS
SCHUMANN – MUSICAL LOVE LETTERS
Sunday, November 19, 2006, 7:00 p.m.


Fairfax, Virginia, October 9, 2006— At one of his 2004 appearances here at the Center, pianist Jeffrey Siegelwas praised by The Washington Post for a performance that was “insightful and poetically interpreted.” In this, the second of his Concerts with Commentary this season, Mr. Siegel presents music inspired by Schumann’s romantic life in Schumann—Musical Love Letters, on Sunday, November 19, 2006 at 7:00 p.m.

Siegel has been soloist with the world's great orchestras and also performs solo engagements across the United States, and collaborates with many of the pre-eminent conductors of our time, including Claudio Abbado, Pierre Boulez, Charles Dutoit, James Levine, Lorin Maazel, Zubin Mehta, Leonard Slatkin, Michael Tilson Thomas and David Zinman.

In June 2006, Random House Audio released an audiobook series of four Keyboard Conversations CDs: Mozart and Friends, The Power and Passion of Beethoven, The Romanticism of the Russian Soul and The Romance of the Piano.

Jeffrey Siegel studied with Rudolf Ganz in his native Chicago, the legendary Rosina Lhévinne at The Juilliard School, and Ilona Kabos in London. He resides in New York City with his wife and two children.

SCHUMANN: MUSICAL LOVE LETTERS

Variations on a theme by Clara Wieck, Op. 14………….Robert Schumann (1810-1856)

Romance in F-sharp major, Op. 28

Three Novelettes
No. 1 in F, Op. 21
No. 2 in D, Op. 21
No. 8 in F-sharp minor, Op. 21

INTERMISSION

Sonata No. 2 in G minor, Op. 22
So rasch wie möglich
Andantino
Scherzo
Rondo: Presto

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The KEYBOARD CONVERSATIONS series at
George Mason University’s Center for the Arts is sponsored by
JORDAN KITT’S MUSIC

A free YOUNG ARTISTS MUSICALE, featuring young, metro area piano students, begins at 6:00 p.m. in the Concert Hall lobby.

Tickets for JEFFREY SIEGEL’S KEYBOARD CONVERSATIONS are $38, $30, $19. Family Friendly! All children’s (twelve and under) tickets are half price! Charge by phone at 888-945-2468 or visit www.tickets.com. The Center for the Arts complex is located on the Fairfax campus of George Mason University at the intersection of Braddock Road and Route 123. Paid parking is located in the deck adjacent to the mainstage Concert Hall and FREE parking is located in university lot K. Visit www.gmu.edu/cfa