Keyboard Conversations® With Jeffrey Siegel
Returning for his 40th season in Scottsdale, acclaimed pianist Jeffrey Siegel makes the joy of music accessible to audiences of all ages. His brilliantly engaging concerts with commentary combine captivating remarks with world-class performances of masterpieces of the piano repertoire, and conclude with a fast-paced Q-and-A session.
Siegel plays and comments on music by two of the early 20th century’s greatest masters. The French Claude Debussy (1862-1918) and the Russian Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943) defined separate streams of musical aesthetics: the Impressionist and the late Romantic. Both were famous for, among other things, short piano pieces, such as their preludes. Siegel looks at the connections between the two and plays some of that era’s most glorious music.
The Denver Post writes of Siegel: “…a pianist with a bravura technique and a big, gorgeous sound…and when the artist himself offers the inside scoop, the musical experience becomes vastly more personal.”