Jeffrey Siegel Returns to the Center for the Arts with ‘Russia: Rebels on the Red Carpet!’

Posted: February 4, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Internationally acclaimed pianist Jeffrey Siegel returns to Mason’s Center for the Arts, performing the third of this season’s trademark “concert with commentary” series, Keyboard Conversations.

Part of his global focus, “Russia: Rebels on the Red Carpet!” will be presented on Sunday, Feb. 10 at 7 p.m.

In this performance, Siegel will showcase the great works of Shostakovich, Prokofiev and Rachmaninoff.

Created to help audiences gain a richer understanding and appreciation for piano and classical music, Keyboard Conversations presents an informal, accessible, and highly entertaining introduction to the vast piano repertoire and to classical music in general.

Siegel has developed a following among seasoned music-lovers, and his Keyboard Conversations series flourishes in numerous American cities, with several of these venues presenting Keyboard Conversations for more than 25 years. As a conductor, Siegel has appeared with the Pittsburgh, Milwaukee and Saint Louis Symphony Orchestras, the Minnesota Orchestra and the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, among many others.

A free young artists musicale will be held at 6 p.m. in the Concert Hall lobby. Talented piano students, grades 3-12, and winners of the Northern Virginia Music Teachers Association Honors Recitals, will perform short pieces.

Tickets $38, $30 and $19; tickets for children 12 and under are half price. Charge by phone at 888-945-2468 or visit tickets.com.

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