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.
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).
2019-2020 Keyboard Conversations® Series
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MOZART AND HAYDN – HUMOR AND HEARTACHE
Saturday, August 24, 2019; 7:30 pm
Music of irresistible charm and wit – and deep anguish and sadness. Haydn’s exuberant Gypsy Rondo and melancholy F Minor Variations, Mozart’s passionate A Minor Sonata.
WARM ROMANTIC MUSIC FROM THE COLD FAR NORTH
Wednesday, November 20, 2019; 7:30 pm
A smorgasbord of musical delights! Grieg, Tchaikovsky, Brahms and Sibelius.
THE GLORY OF BACH
Saturday, January 11, 2020; 7:30 pm
Spellbinding, transformative works of one of the world’s most beloved composers. The joyous G Major Partita, the romantic Chromatic Fantasy, and the exhilarating Italian Concerto.
BEETHOVEN AND SCHUBERT – A MUSICAL FRIENDSHIP
Thursday, April 9, 2020; 7:30 pm
The “Moonlight Sonata” of Beethoven, the enchanting A Major Sonata of Schubert, and their respective short Bagatelles and Musical Moments.
Pricing Per Event
Students with ID & Children 12 and under $6.50
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Individual Event Length
2 hours, 30 minutes; with intermission and Q&A Session