Keyboard Conversations® are concerts with lively commentary. Prior to performing each work, internationally acclaimed pianist Jeffrey Siegel briefly, and in non-technical language, engagingly speaks about the music. These programs enrich the listening experience for the avid music lover as well as provide an inviting, entertaining, instantly accessible introduction to great music for the novice.
2018-2019 Keyboard Conversations® Series
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COMMEMORATING RACHMANINOFF (1873-1943)
AND DEBUSSY (1862-1918)
Saturday, August 25, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
The year 2018 marks the 75th and 100th anniversaries of the deaths of these two beloved composers. Program includes the famous C Sharp Minor Prelude, Clair de lune, and stirring Etudes of both composers.
CHOPIN IN PARIS
Thursday, October 11, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
What music did this patriotic Polish composer write once he settled in Paris? Stirring Polonaises, dreamy Nocturnes, the enchanting Mazurkas, the vivacious Tarantelle, and the glorious Barcarolle.
THE JOYOUS MUSIC OF BEETHOVEN
Friday, January 11, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
The boisterous Rage Over a Lost Penny, the exhilarating Polonaise, the intimate Bagatelles, the "Theresa Sonata" (who was she?), and the "Farewell Sonata" (who was leaving , and why was Beethoven deeply affected?)
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
Syncopated Ragtime music of Gershwin and Scott Joplin, dashing polkas, alluring tangos, vibrant marches, and elegant waltzes. Music of Brahms, Prokofiev, Shostakovich, and Stravinsky.
American pianist Jeffrey Siegel has been a soloist with the world's great orchestras and has collaborated with many of the pre-eminent conductors of our time. He has performed his Keyboard Conversations® at the Harris Center every year since the facility opened; the reasons for this are instantly obvious. In presenting these "concerts with lively commentary," Mr. Siegel offers comments on the work, the composer, even the times in which the work was composed, and then gives a virtuosic performance of a piano masterpiece. A lively Q&A concludes the concert. His presentations enrich the listening experience for the avid music lover as well as provide an inviting, instantly accessible introduction to great music for those new to classical music. "An achievement of a sort seldom heard" (New York Times).
Pricing Per Event
Students with ID & Children 12 and under $6.50
Individual Event Length
2 hours, 30 minutes; with intermission and Q&A Session