ESCONDIDO–The California Center for the Arts, Escondido 2010/2011 season draws to an end, the ever popular Jeffrey Siegel will perform the last of his three-part Keyboard Conversations series in the Center Theater at 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 3.
This last performance, “Paris 1911 – A Century Celebration!” will feature forever-engaging masterpieces composed exactly 100 years ago. These include: Ravel’s Nobel and Sentimental Waltzes, Preludes of Debussy and Faure, humorous short pieces by Eric Satie, and Petrouchka of Stravinksy.
Jeffrey Siegel is an American distinguished pianist who has been solist with many of the world’s great orchestra’s. Abroad, these include the Berlin Philharmonic, London Symphony, Philharmonic and Philharmonia, Moscow State Symphony, Bayerischer Rundfunk, The Hague Residentie Orkest, Oslo Philharmonic, Stockholm Philharmonic, Orchestra of La Scala and NHK Symphony of Japan. In the United States, Siegel’s 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 pre-eminent conductors of our time which include 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- Eugene Ormandy, Sir George Solti, William Steinberg, Klaus Tennstedt and Yevgeny Svetlanov.
Jeffrey Sigel’s Keyboard Conversations® is a unique, concert-plus commentary style of performing where he speaks to the audience about each piece before performing it in its entirety, as well as illustrating musical examples from the keyboard. Jeffrey hopes to offer his audience an “inside track” to the songs he performs. As always, Mr. Siegel will conclude the show with a question and answer session with the audience.
Center Theater, California Center for the Arts, Escondido, 340 N. Escondido Blvd., Escondido, CA 92025.
Tickets are $32 and can be purchased at the Center’s Ticket Office. (800) 988-4253 (800) 988-4253 highlighting or visiting www.artcenter.org