Siegel’s Latest ‘Conversation’ Explores Liszt, Strauss, Schubert

Posted: March 26, 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 last of this season’s trademark “concert with commentary” series, Keyboard Conversations.

Jeffrey Siegel
Jeffrey Siegel
Photo by Peter Schaaf

This year, Siegel takes audiences on a musical journey around the globe, focusing each of his four concerts on a different country or region of the world. The newest program, “Austria and Hungary – Captivating Continentals,” will be performed on Sunday, April 13, at 7 p.m. In the season’s final concert in the series, Siegel explores the works of three great composers, Liszt, Johann Strauss Jr., and Schubert.

This is Siegel’s 15th season at Mason’s Center for the Arts and the 38th anniversary of Keyboard Conversations. 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 repertoire for the piano and to classical music in general.

Siegel has developed a following among seasoned music lovers, and his series flourishes in numerous American cities, among them New York, Chicago, Cleveland, Minneapolis/St. Paul, San Francisco, Dallas and Denver. 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 others.

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

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

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