Internationally-acclaimed pianist Jeffrey Siegel returns to Scandinavia House for his third season at Victor Borge Hall. Beginning each evening with commentary on the music and its composers, Keyboard Conversations offers a full performance of each of the works, and ends with a short and lively question and answer session.
The accessible and inviting performance format enriches audience understanding of classical music, for both the newcomer and seasoned listener alike. Each concert is followed by a reception.
Chopin for Lovers
This season the musical world will be celebrating the 200th birthday of Frédéric Chopin, one of the most romantic figures in music history. Chopin wrote almost exclusively for the solo piano and Mr. Siegel will discuss and perform some of Chopin’s most beloved compositions, each inspired by a different woman in the composer’s life.
The program will include the vivacious Waltz in E Flat, the poetic Larghetto from the Second Piano Concerto, four of the dynamic Preludes from Opus 28, the Minute and Farewell waltzes, and the tempestuous Scherzo No. 3. Bring a significant other and enrich your lives with some of the most inspired romantic music ever written.