Bernstein Birhday Bash! The McCallum Theatre Presents Keyboard Conversations With Jeffrey Siegel

Bernstein Birhday Bash! The McCallum Theatre Presents Keyboard Conversations With Jeffrey Siegel

The McCallum Theatre presents Keyboard Conversations® with Jeffrey Siegel on Monday, December 3, at 7:00pm. This evening's program, "Bernstein Birthday Bash," celebrates the 100th birthday of Leonard Bernstein. Featured will be excerpts from West Side Story and Candide, Bernstein's arrangements for piano of Aaron Copland's El Salon Mexico, and the solo piano version of Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue.

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 Philharmonic Orchestras of Amsterdam and Oslo, as well as 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, 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: Sir Andrew Davis, Charles Dutoit, Neeme Järvi, James Levine, Zubin Mehta, Sir Simon Rattle, Leonard Slatkin, Michael Tilson Thomas, and David Zinman, as well as legendary maestros of the past, including Claudio Abbado, Pierre Boulez, Lorin Maazel, Eugene Ormandy, Sir George Solti, William Steinberg, Klaus Tennstedt and Yevgeny Svetlanov.

In addition to his solo appearances, Jeffrey Siegel presents Keyboard Conversations®, a brilliantly polished concert-with-commentary that combines captivating comments with virtuoso performances of piano masterpieces. The concert concludes with a lively Q & A. New listeners discover an informal, entertaining and instantly accessible introduction to the magnificent piano repertoire. Long-running series flourish in London, as well as in numerous American cities, among them New York, Philadelphia, Cleveland, Minneapolis, Palm Desert, Dallas, Washington, D. C., and Denver. The enthusiasm and loyalty of Mr. Siegel's audiences is heartwarming. In 2018-19, the Chicago series will celebrate its fiftieth consecutive season and the Scottsdale series its fortieth!

Mr. Siegel has appeared on Oprah Radio's "Dr. Oz Show," as guest of host and heart surgeon Dr. Mehmet Oz and author and co-host Dr. Michael Roizen. In addition, he has been a frequent guest on the popular BBC program "In Tune" in London. "Keyboard Conversations® ~ Piano Treasures," a Time Life production, has been broadcast by PBS to more than 150 cities nationwide, and is now available on DVD. CD releases include The Romantic Music of Chopin; The Miracle of Mozart, recorded live in London; 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), and Spellbinding Bach.Born into a musical family, Jeffrey Siegel studied with Rudolf Ganz in his native Chicago, with the legendary Rosina Lhévinne at The Juilliard School and, as a Fulbright Scholar, with Ilona Kabos in London. Jeffrey Siegel is a Steinway artist.

Tickets for this performance are priced at $43, $33 and $23. Tickets are available at the Theatre's website at or by calling the McCallum Theatre Box Office at (760) 340-2787.

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