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.
This concert features picturesque music inspired by visual stimuli: Rachmaninoff’s festive Etude Tableaux in E Flat, Opus 33, Debussy’s colorful Fireworks, the beloved Rustles of Spring by the Norwegian composer Christian Sinding, the evocative May Night by Finland’s Selim Palmgren,
and the famous and fascinating Pictures at an Exhibition by the Russian master Modeste Mussorgsky. A “Getting Behind the Pictures” discussion will make listening to this popular work even more rewarding.
THU – 4-15-2010 – 7:30 PM