Jeffrey Siegel’s Keyboard Conversations Targets the Young at Heart

Posted: January 24, 2003 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Pianist Jeffrey Siegel, known for his immensely popular series of concerts with commentary, “Keyboard Conversations,” presents a special conversation aimed at the young members of the audience, and those who fondly remember the music of childhood. Music for the Young and Young at Heart is presented on Sunday, Jan. 26, at 2 p.m. at the Concert Hall. The performance features a full program of music, including Mozart’s Variations on Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star, Rimsky-Korsakov’s Flight of the Bumblebee, and Chopin’s Polonaise. The music is followed by a question-and-answer session in which the audience members, both young and old, can talk about the works and the composers.

Music is a language that is instinctively understood by children. Mozart’s Variations, now practiced and memorized by music students around the world, evokes the creative system and its intricacies. Siegel’s program explores how pleasing, organized melodies like the Variations, and other classical compositions, have great value for children and for the music lovers they will become.

Tickets are $25. All children 12 and under are admitted for half price. Charge by phone at (703) 218-6500 or visit

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