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JEFFREY SIEGEL'S KEYBOARD CONVERSATIONS, FEB. 25, 7PM

January 22, 2007
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JEFFREY SIEGEL’S KEYBOARD CONVERSATIONS
SCHUBERT – ON WINGS OF SONG!
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2007, 7PM

Fairfax, Virginia, January 22, 2007— Memorable melodies that enchant the ear and touch the heart continue this popular series of “Concerts with Commentary.” In this installment of Keyboard Conversations®, Schubert—On Wings of Song!, Sunday, February 25, 2007 at 7:00 p.m., pianist Jeffrey Siegel plays and discusses Schubert’s enchanting Waltzes, Impromptus, the gracious and lyrical Sonata in A major, D. 664, and the popular song “The Trout.”
PROGRAM, SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2007, 7PM
SCHUBERT: ON WINGS OF SONG

Six Waltzes

Impromptu in C minor, D. 899 (Op.90)

“The Trout” (arranged by Franz Liszt)

Impromptu in F minor, D. 935 (Op. 142)

INTERMISSION

Sonata in A major, D. 664 (Op. 120)
Allegro moderato
Andante
Allegro

Jeffrey Siegel presents Keyboard Conversations, a unique concert-plus-commentary format in which he speaks to the audience about the music before performing each work in its entirety. Newcomers to classical concerts have greeted these programs with enormous enthusiasm because they present an informal, accessible and highly entertaining introduction to the vast repertoire of the piano and to classical music in general. Mr. Siegel has developed a following among seasoned music-lovers, and ongoing series flourish in numerous American cities, among them New York, Chicago, Washington, D. C., Cleveland, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Atlanta, San Francisco,
Philadelphia, Phoenix, Dallas and Denver. Some of these venues have been presenting Keyboard Conversations for more than twenty years — resounding testimony to Mr. Siegel's superb artistry, innovative format and loyal following.
As a conductor, Jeffrey Siegel has appeared with the Pittsburgh, Milwaukee and Saint Louis Symphony Orchestras, The Minnesota Orchestra and The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, among many others. In June 2006, Random House Audio released as an audiobook series four CDs of Keyboard Conversations: Mozart and Friends, The Power and Passion of Beethoven, The Romanticism of the Russian Soul and The Romance of the Piano.

A FREE Young Artists Musicale is held at 6:00 p.m. in the Concert Hall lobby. Talented piano students, grades 6-12, and winners of the Northern Virginia Music Teachers Association Honors Recitals, perform short pieces.

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Tickets for KEYBOARD CONVERSATIONS, Sunday, February 25, 2007, at 7PM, are $38, $30, $19. Family Friendly! All children, 12 and under, 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