Jeffrey Siegel to Explore TWO GREAT ROMANTICS at Harris Center This May

In his final concert of the 15/16 season, acclaimed pianist Jeffrey Siegel explores the romantic music of Frédéric Chopin and Robert Schumann in a Keyboard Conversation program entitled Two Great Romantics on Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at 7:30 pm.

Utilizing a brilliantly polished concert-with-commentary format, Siegel's unique Keyboard Conversation concerts are a joy for both the classical music aficionado and those new to classical music. Captivating remarks precede the virtuoso performances of piano masterpieces, and each concert concludes with a lively Q&A.

Tickets for Keyboard Conversations with Jeffrey Siegel: Two Great Romantics - Chopin and Schumann are $29-$39. Student tickets are $9 with ID. Tickets are available online at www.harriscenter.net or from the Harris Center Ticket Office at 916-608-6888 from noon to 6 pm, Monday through Saturday, and two hours before show time. The Harris Center is located on the west side of Folsom Lake College campus in Folsom, CA, facing East Bidwell Street. For further details visit www.harriscenter.net.

Mr. Siegel's May 4th concert features music of love, passion, and gorgeous melodies by two of the most beloved composers for the piano. Featured will be Robert Schumann's dramatic Novelettes and intimate Romances, and Frédéric Chopin's dynamic Scherzo and heroic Polonaise.

As Harris Center audiences have learned, Mr. Siegel's enthusiasm is contagious, his credentials world-class and his virtuosity astounding. Hailed by the New York Times as "an artist who means every note he plays," this American pianist has been a 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 Philharmonic Orchestras of Amsterdam, Oslo and Stockholm; the Orchestra of La Scala and NHK Symphony of Japan. In the United States, engagements have included the New York Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra, Boston Symphony Orchestra and Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

Mr. Siegel's ongoing series of Keyboard Conversations flourish in over twenty 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. This year Keyboard Conversations continues as a series for the sixth season at London's newest arts complex, Kings Place.

Siegel has also recorded The Power and Passion of Beethoven, The Romanticism of the Russian Soul and The Romance of the Piano (Random House Audio Publishing Group); Music for the Young - and Young at Heart (WFMT Radio, Chicago) and American Pianistic Treasures (WEDU, Tampa). Jeffrey Siegel's recording of Gershwin's complete works for piano and orchestra, with Leonard Slatkin and the Saint Louis Symphony, continues to be a best seller and is available on Amazon. Keyboard Conversations ~ Piano Treasures, a one-hour, PBS special produced by Time Life, was recently broadcast to more than 150 cities nationwide and is now available on DVD.

Visit Mr. Siegel's website at www.keyboardconversations.com for further information. Jeffrey Siegel is a Steinway artist.

Now in its Fifth Anniversary Season, the Harris Center for the Arts at Folsom Lake College brings the community together to share in cultural experiences featuring the work of artists from throughout the region and around the world. Built and operated by the Los Rios Community College District, the $50 million, state-of-the-art regional performing arts center boasts three intimate venues with outstanding acoustics, an art gallery, a recording studio, elegant teaching spaces, plenty of safe parking and all the other amenities of a world-class performing arts venue. Since opening, the Center has hosted over 1500 events attracting audiences of over three quarter million.



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