Distinguished pianist and George Mason University’s Center for the Arts favorite Jeffrey Siegel poses the following question to his audience in his upcoming Keyboard Conversations® concert: “How do Franz Schubert’s irresistible lyric dramas in tones fit into our robotic society with today’s limited attention span?” If you want to find out the answer, then don’t miss Siegel’s performance of “Schubert in the Age of the Sound-Byte” at the Center for the Arts in Fairfax on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013 at 7 p.m.
Siegel promises to give audience members of all ages witty and illuminating insight into the life and work of Schubert as he performs a selection of works by this classical music master. The program for this exciting evening of music includes the prolific composer’s Impromptus, Waltzes and his final piano sonata, written in the final years of his life and not published until after his death. This is Siegel’s third concert in Fairfax as part of his 20th anniversary season, celebrating 20 years of Keyboard Conversations® at the Center for the Arts.
Siegel created Keyboard Conversations® more than 40 years ago to help audiences gain a richer understanding and appreciation for piano and classical music. He has since gained a following among both classical music enthusiasts and newcomers around the world. His talent has resulted in invitations to appear as a soloist with some of the world’s greatest orchestras, including the Berlin Philharmonic, London Symphony, Moscow State Symphony, New York Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic and Boston Symphony Orchestra, among many others.
A free Young Artists Musicale, showcasing the performances of talented local piano students in grades 3-12 and the winners of the Northern Virginia Music Teachers Association Honors Recitals, will be held at 6 p.m. in the Center for the Arts Concert Hall lobby.
Tickets are $19, $30 and $38. This performance is Family Friendly: youth through grade 12 can obtain half price tickets when accompanied by an adult. Tickets to this performance can be purchased at the box office at George Mason University's Center for the Arts (open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.) or by calling 888-945-2468 or visiting cfa.gmu.edu. George Mason University's Center for the Arts is located on Mason's Fairfax Campus, at the intersection of Braddock Rd. and Rt. 123. Free parking is available in Lot K and paid parking is available in the Mason Pond Parking Deck adjacent to the Concert Hall.
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