Center for the Arts Presents Jeffrey Siegel on ‘Three Great B’s – Bach, Beethoven and Barber’

Posted: August 23, 2010 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: August 19, 2010 at 2:45 pm

Center for the Arts favorite Jeffrey Siegel returns for the 18th season of Keyboard Conversations on Sunday, Sept. 19, at 7 p.m.

In this “concert with commentary” performance of “The Three Great B’s – Bach, Beethoven and Barber,” Siegel investigates the lives and works of three of the most prolific composers of all time.

The program includes Bach’s “Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue;” Beethoven’s “Appassionata Sonata, Op. 57 in F Minor”; and several works by Barber in celebration of his 100th birthday.

More Keyboard Conversations are planned, as well, including “Robert Schumann: Fantasies – Forbidden and Fulfilled” in November 2010, “Northern Stars” in March 2010 and “1911 – A Century Celebration!” in May 2010.

Steinway Galleries is the sponsor for Keyboard Conversations at George Mason University’s Center for the Arts.

Be sure to come early for a free Young Artists Musicale, 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, perform short pieces.

Tickets are $38, $30 and $19; tickets for youth through grade 12 are half price when the child is accompanied by an adult. Charge by phone at 888-945-2468 or visit

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