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JEFFREY SIEGEL'S KEYBOARD CONVERSATIONS, April 22, 7PM

March 26, 2007
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GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY’S CENTER FOR THE ARTS WELCOMES BACK JEFFREY SIEGEL with
KEYBOARD CONVERSATIONS®:
LISZT – THE DEVIL MADE ME DO IT!
SUNDAY, APRIL 22, 7PM


March 6, 2007—Jeffrey Siegel concludes this season of Keyboard Conversations® with Liszt – The Devil Made Me Do It! on Sunday, April 22, 2007 at 7:00 p.m., playing music to stir the blood and stimulate the mind!

SUNDAY, APRIL 22, 2007, 7PM
LISZT – THE DEVIL MADE ME DO IT!


Franz Liszt Unstern (Evil Star)
(1811-1886)
Mephisto Waltz

Consolation in D-flat

Etude No. 6 in A minor (after Paganini)

INTERMISSION

Totentanz


Questions and Answers

In Keyboard Conversations Jeffrey Siegel presents 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 are 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 3-12, and winners of the Northern Virginia Music Teachers Association Honors Recitals, perform short pieces.

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Tickets for KEYBOARD CONVERSATIONS, Sunday, April 22, 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

GREAT PERFORMANCES AT MASON is a program of George Mason University’s Center for the Arts, the professional presenting arm of the College of Visual and Performing Arts. The College of Visual and Performing Arts exists to create an academic environment in which the arts may be considered both as individual disciplines and as interdisciplinary forms that strengthen each other. Believing that an education in the arts is deepened by regular contact with the work of distinguished visiting artists, the College draws on a variety of professional presenting and producing units where artists from across the country and around the world regularly perform, give master classes, work with students during extended residencies, and interact with the community in a variety of other ways. These programs at the Center for the Arts Concert Hall, TheaterSpace, Galleries, Harris Theater, and other venues, provide a diverse selection of challenging and entertaining cultural experiences for the University community, as well as Northern Virginia and the greater Washington, D.C. area. The College houses four academic departments: Art and Visual Technology, Dance, Music and Theater.