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George Mason University’s Center for the Arts Presents Keyboard Conversations® with Jeffrey Siegel “Classics Go Pop!” Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014 at 7 p.m.
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George Mason University’s Center for the Arts
Keyboard Conversations® with Jeffrey Siegel
“Classics Go Pop!”
Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014 at 7 p.m.
FAIRFAX, Va., July 31, 2014 – Jeffrey Siegel opens his season of Keyboard Conversations® with a stellar program of well-loved and familiar compositions by some of the world’s greatest composers when he presents “Classics Go Pop!” at George Mason University’s Center for the Arts in Fairfax on Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014 at 7 p.m. This fascinating performance opens the 2014-2015 Great Performances at Mason season at the Center for the Arts. Steinway Piano Gallery of Washington, D.C. is the Series Sponsor for Keyboard Conversations® with Jeffrey Siegel at George Mason University’s Center for the Arts.
Showcasing a collection of music that never loses its enormous appeal, this exciting program features Siegel providing illuminating insight into the lives and works of Gershwin, Mozart, Chopin, Schubert and Debussy, among others.
Jeffrey Siegel created Keyboard Conversations® more than 40 years ago to help audiences gain a richer understanding and appreciation for piano and classical music. He has developed a following among both classical music enthusiasts and newcomers, and his ongoing series flourish in numerous cities across the United States, including New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, Cleveland, Phoenix, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Dallas, Denver and Washington, D.C. As a soloist, Siegel has appeared with some of the world’s greatest orchestras, including the Berlin Philharmonic, London Symphony, Moscow State Symphony, Orchestra of La Scala, New York Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic and Boston Symphony Orchestra, among others. Siegel has been interviewed by Dr. Mehmet Oz and Dr. Michael Roizen on Oprah Radio’s “Dr. Oz Show” and was the subject of “Keyboard Conversations® ~ Piano Treasures,” a one-hour television special produced by Time Life for PBS. Random House Audio Publishing Group has 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,” which are available at RandomHouse.com and Amazon.com, for download on iTunes and at booksellers across the country.
Jeffrey Siegel will continue his Keyboard Conversations season at the Center for the Arts with “Three Great B’s – Bach, Beethoven and Bartók!” on Nov. 9, “Torment and Triumph – The Romantic Music of Franz Liszt” on March 8 and “Rachmaninoff and Friends” on May 10. He also presents “Popular Piano Classics” at the Hylton Performing Arts Center in Manassas on April 19. Please visit cfa.gmu.edu and hyltoncenter.org for more information about these performances.
Steinway Piano Gallery of Washington, D.C.
is the Keyboard Conversations® with Jeffrey Siegel Series Sponsor
at George Mason University’s Center for the Arts
A FREE Young Artists Musicale is held at 6 p.m. in the Center for the Arts lobby. Talented piano students in grades 3-12 and winners of the Northern Virginia Music Teachers Association Honors Recitals perform short pieces.
Tickets for KEYBOARD CONVERSATIONS® WITH JEFFREY SIEGEL are $40, $34 and $24. Family Friendly: performance suitable for families with children. Youth Discount: tickets are half price for youth through grade 12. Single tickets to this performance go on sale on Aug. 1, 2014 at 10 a.m. Visit the box office (open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.) or charge by phone at 888-945-2468 or visit cfa.gmu.edu. The Center for the Arts complex is located on George Mason University’s Fairfax Campus at the intersection of Braddock Road and Route 123. Paid parking is located in the Mason Pond Parking Deck adjacent the Concert Hall and FREE parking is located in university Lot K. For more information, please visit cfa.gmu.edu. Like us on Facebook at Facebook.com/gmucfa and follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @GMU_CFA.
About Great Performances at Mason
Great Performances at Mason is a program of George Mason University's Center for the Arts, the professional presentation and production arm of the College of Visual and Performing Arts (CVPA). CVPA provides an academic environment in which the arts are explored as individual disciplines and interdisciplinary forms that strengthen one another. The college prepares students for careers as creators, performers, teachers, scholars, arts leaders and arts entrepreneurs. Understanding that an education in the arts is deepened by regular contact with the work of distinguished visiting artists, the Center for the Arts, the professional presentation and production arm of the college, welcomes a variety of professional and world-renowned artists, musicians and actors to its stage. Students have the opportunity to perform, create and exhibit their work in a wide variety of public venues including a 2,000-seat Concert Hall. CVPA is home to the Schools of Music, Dance, Art and Theater, as well as the Computer Game Design, Arts Management and Film and Video Studies programs.
About George Mason University
George Mason University is Virginia’s largest public research university. Located near Washington, D.C., Mason enrolls more than 33,000 students from 130 countries and all 50 states. Mason has grown rapidly over the past half-century and is recognized for its innovation and entrepreneurship, remarkable diversity and commitment to accessibility. Mason is also one of the best values in higher education, producing graduates who lead all Virginia schools with the highest annual salaries.