Distinguished Classical Pianist Jeffrey Siegel Returns to Harris Center/Three Stages Tonight
Jeffrey Siegel's unique "concerts with commentary" are a joy for both the piano aficionado and novice alike with exciting explorations of some of the best-loved works in the classical canon. Returning for the 2013-2014 season--his fourth such engagement with Harris Center/Three Stages-- with four programs of Keyboard Conversations, beginning with Bach and the Romantics tonight, August 23rd.
This program includes performance and commentary on high voltage, dramatic works of Bach and Bach-inspired compositions by such diverse composers as Mozart, Rachmaninoff, Chopin, Shostakovich, and Felix Mendelssohn.
According to the Los Angeles Times "Jeffrey Siegel has everything: massive technique, musical sensitivity and character, wide tonal resources, immense reserves of power, and the ability to communicate."
Harris Center Executive Director Dave Pier notes "Mr. Siegel's audience is so broad-he can engage everyone from the most avid music lover to the inquisitive newcomer-we're proud to bring him back. With his considerable experience as a concert pianist, his succinct commentary, and a brisk question and answer session, he gives his fans a memorable evening every time."
Keyboard Conversations with Jeffrey Siegel: Bach and the Romanticswill take place on Friday, August 23, 2013; 7:30 pm. Tickets are $19-$29; Premium are $39.
Tickets for students with ID are a real bargain at $7. Tickets are available online at www.harriscenter.net or from Harris Center Ticket Office at 916-608-6888 from 10 am to 6 pm, Monday through Saturday, and two hours before show time. Parking is included in the price of the ticket. Harris Center is located on the west side of Folsom Lake College campus in Folsom, CA, facing East Bidwell Street.
American pianist Jeffrey Siegel has been soloist with the world's great orchestras. Abroad, these include the Berlin Philharmonic, London Symphony, Philharmonic and Philharmonia, Moscow State Symphony, Munich's Bayerischer Rundfunk, the Amsterdam, Oslo and Stockholm Philharmonic, Orchestra of La Scala and NHK Symphony of Japan. In the United States, engagements include the New York Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic, The Philadelphia Orchestra, The Cleveland Orchestra, Boston Symphony Orchestra and Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Mr. Siegel has collaborated with many of the pre-eminent conductors of our time: Claudio Abbado, Pierre Boulez, Charles Dutoit, Neeme Järvi, James Levine, Lorin Maazel, Zubin Mehta, Leonard Slatkin, Michael Tilson Thomas, and David Zinman, as well as legendary maestros of the past, including Eugene Ormandy, Sir George Solti, William Steinberg, Klaus Tennstedt and Yevgeny Svetlanov.
Mr. Siegel's ongoing series of Keyboard Conversations flourish in numerous American cities, among them New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, Cleveland, Phoenix, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Dallas, Denver and Washington, D. C. Some of these venues have been presenting Keyboard Conversations for more than forty years-resounding testimony to Jeffrey Siegel's superb artistry, innovative format and loyal fans. New listeners discover an informal, entertaining and immensely accessible introduction to the magnificent piano repertoire. Seasoned music lovers enjoy a deeply enriched, more focused listening experience.
Future Keyboard Conversations by Mr. Siegel at Harris Center are The Miracle of Mozart, Saturday, October 26, 2013; 1:00 pm; The Glory of Beethoven, Wednesday, March 19, 2014; 7:30 pm and Mistresses and Masterpieces, Sunday, May 18, 2014; 1:00 pm. For further details visitwww.harriscenter.net.