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Keyboard Conversations: March 23

February 27, 2003
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JEFFREY SIEGEL’S KEYBOARD CONVERSATIONS®
THE ROMANTICISM OF THE RUSSIAN SOUL
Sunday, March 23, 7:00 p.m.


The Washington area’s love for all things Russian continues…

Fairfax, Virginia, March 1, 2003—The season’s final KEYBOARD CONVERSATION® contains the stirring, rhapsodic Preludes of Rachmaninoff, the exotic and mystical Sonata No. 4 of Scriabin and the picturesque Fairy Tales of Nikolai Medtner.


Program
Sunday, March 23, 2003, 7PM

Rachmaninoff
Prelude in C major, Op. 32, No. 1
Prelude in B-flat minor, Op. 32, No. 2
Prelude in F major, Op. 32, No. 7
Prelude in F minor, Op. 32, No. 6

Scriabin
Prelude in D major, Op. 11, No. 5
Prelude, Op. 67, No. 1
Sonata No. 4, Op. 30
Andante – Prestissimo volando

Intermission

Medtner
Fairy Tales
Op. 20, No. 1
Op. 26, No. 3
Op. 26, No. 2

Rachmaninoff
Daisies
Prelude in B-flat, Op. 23, No. 2

Questions and Answers
Program subject to change


Jeffrey Siegel presents Keyboard Conversations, a unique concert plus commentary format, in numerous American cities, including New York, Chicago, Washington, D.C., Cleveland, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Atlanta, San Diego, Phoenix, Dallas and Denver. A number of these venues have been presenting Keyboard Conversations for more than twenty years – resounding testimony to Mr. Siegel’s superb artistry and his innovative format.

Mr. Siegel has appeared as conductor with many renowned U.S. and international orchestras. For the past thirteen years, Mr. Siegel has served as Music Director and Conductor of the "Mainly Mozart" Festival in Arizona. In addition to solo piano works by Rachmaninoff, Hindemith and Dutilleux, Siegel has recorded Gershwin’s complete works for piano and orchestra with Leonard Slatkin and the Saint Louis Symphony.

Tickets for JEFFREY SIEGEL’S "The Romanticism of the Russian Soul" are $37.50 and $32.50. FAMILY FRIENDLY: All children’s (12 and under) tickets are half price! Charge by phone at 703-218-6500 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.