Keyboard Conversations Continues Sunday in Concert Hall

Posted: October 25, 2002 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Jeffrey Siegel begins his Oct. 27 program, Passion, Poetry, and Popularity, at the Concert Hall with Weber’s ever-popular Invitation to the Dance. This charming piece paints the musical picture of a young man escorting his partner to the dance-floor. From there, Siegel moves on to Franz Schubert, who embraced the phenomenon of an educated, musically aware middle class. The performance concludes with Beethoven’s beloved Les Adieux Sonata, depicting an event in the composer’s life. Keyboard Conversations is a unique concert plus commentary format in which Siegel speaks to the audience about the music before performing each work in its entirety.

American pianist Siegel has been a soloist with the world’s great orchestras and such eminent conductors as Claudio Abbado, Pierre Boulez, James Levine, Lorin Maazel, Zubin Mehta, Leonard Slatkin, and Michael Tilson Thomas.

Tickets for Keyboard Conversations are $37.50 and $32.50. Children 12 and under are admitted at half price. Charge by phone at (703) 218-6500 or visit www.tickets.com.

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