This fall Chapman University’s
College of Performing Arts
welcomes the return of world-renowned pianist and Presidential Fellow Jeffrey Siegel for an engaging two-concert performance of his celebrated concert series, Keyboard Conversations, a brilliantly polished concert-with-commentary format in which lively, captivating remarks precede virtuoso performances of piano masterpieces.
The New York Times
as “an artist who means every note he plays,” Siegel has been a soloist with the world’s great orchestras. Abroad, these include the Berlin Philharmonic and London Symphony. 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.
Keyboard Conversations was inspired by the late Leonard Bernstein’s celebrated programs that made the joy of music accessible to audiences of all ages. To that format, Siegel has added his own unique blend of extraordinary musicianship, knowledge and engaging humor. As the
Los Angeles Times
“Siegel has everything: massive technique, musical sensitivity and character, wide tonal resources, immense reserves of power, and the ability to communicate.”
Siegel’s Chapman University performances
are open to the public, and will feature two concert performances showcasing the works of Beethoven and Chopin, plus one musical lecture. New listeners will discover an informal, entertaining and instantly accessible introduction to the magnificent piano repertoire, while seasoned music lovers will enjoy an enriched, more focused listening experience.
These concerts are available as a $50 subscription series. Single tickets are also available at $35 general admission; $20 senior citizens, alumni, non-Chapman students and Chapman community. To purchase the package, please visit the online
Save the dates now for:
Thursday, Sept. 11, 7:30 p.m., Salmon Recital Hall. Keyboard Conversations Concert: THE ROMANTIC MUSIC OF CHOPIN
Explore heroic Polonaises, the Nocturnes, vivacious waltzes and the mystery behind one of Chopin’s most beloved and familiar works, the Fantasy Impromptu. Purchase tickets for this event only
Thursday, Sept. 18, at 7:30 p.m., Salmon Recital Hall. Keyboard Conversation Concert: THE POWER AND PASSION OF BEETHOVEN
This concert includes some of the composer’s well-known pieces with interesting stories about their origins and musical ingredients in The Rage over a Lost Penny, the Moonlight Sonata, and the Farewell Sonata. Discover who was leaving and why was Beethoven so deeply affected. Purchase tickets for this event only