Press Release

March 18, 2021

Thursday, March 18, 2021

MEDIA CONTACT: Virginia McInnis | [email protected] | 480-874-4663

Long Running Classical Series with Jeffrey Siegel Returns to Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts

Jeffrey Siegel, December 2019. Photo credit: Scottsdale Arts

SCOTTSDALE, Arizona — Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts is thrilled to welcome back pianist Jeffrey Siegel to Scottsdale for Keyboard Conversations®, a series of concerts-with-commentary, scheduled to begin December 2021 on Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. in the Virginia G. Piper Theater. Scottsdale Arts ONE Members can save on a series subscription before tickets go on sale to the public on Friday, March 19.

Attending the everlastingly fascinating Keyboard Conversations®️ With Jeffrey Siegel is just one of the many beloved traditions that has been missed this past year, now in its 42nd season, Siegel’s brilliantly engaging classical concerts combine captivating remarks with world-class performances of masterpieces of the piano repertoire and conclude with an audience Q&A session.

While many classical series offer verbal insights into classical music, Keyboard Conversations® is different. Every program includes uninterrupted, full-length performances of the scores Siegel discusses. He was among the first to combine commentary with classical music, starting nearly 50 years ago in Chicago. New listeners discover an informal, entertaining, and instantly accessible introduction to the vast repertoire of the piano and to classical music, in general. Seasoned music lovers discover an enriched, more focused listening experience.

The repertoire of each Keyboard Conversations® performance is focused a single composer or a theme that connects different composers. Below is the schedule for his four appearances at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts:

The Glorious Music of Chopin
Dec. 14, 2021

From the heroic polonaise and dreamy nocturnes to the famous Fantasy Impromptu and virtuoso études, lose yourself in Chopin.

Spellbinding Bach
Jan. 11, 2022

Prepare to be spellbound by some of Bach’s greatest pieces, including the highly dramatic C Minor Partita, the exhilarating Italian concerto, and the beloved Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring.

My Favorite Brahms

Feb. 15, 2022

Siegel explores fiery rhapsodies, lively capriccios, charming waltzes, and deeply moving intermezzos by the German composer.

Evocative Visions

March 22, 2022

Be transported with Evocative Visions as Seigel explores visually inspired masterpieces by Rachmaninoff, Liszt, Debussy and Mendelssohn. 

Through its partnership with the city of Scottsdale, the nonprofit Scottsdale Arts (formerly known as Scottsdale Cultural Council) creates diverse, inspired arts experiences and educational opportunities that foster active, lifelong community engagement with the arts. Since its founding in 1987, Scottsdale Arts has grown into a regionally and nationally significant, multi-disciplinary arts organization offering an exceptional variety of programs through four acclaimed branches — Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA), Scottsdale Public Art and Scottsdale Arts Learning & Innovation — serving more than 600,000 participants annually. In conjunction with the city of Scottsdale, we also host more than 200,000 people annually on our campus through a robust rentals program.

Since 1975, Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts has provided a stage for a wide range of artists and genres, creating shared, inspiring experiences for the community that celebrate artistic excellence and cultural awareness. Today one of the premier performing arts halls in the western United States, the Center presents a diverse season of music, dance, theater, comedy and film from around the world.


Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts is located at 7380 E. 2nd St. in downtown Scottsdale. Free parking is available in the public parking garage located to the west of Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts on Wells Fargo Avenue. Additional free parking is available at the Old Town Parking Corral at East Second Street and Brown Avenue and at the Civic Center Library parking garage located on Drinkwater Boulevard at East Second Street.


Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts offers performance accommodations to enhance audience members’ experience, including: American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation or live audio description with two weeks advance notice. Assistive-listening devices and wheelchair seating are also available. Visit or contact the Member and Patron Services Box Office at 480-499-TKTS (8587) [TDD: 480-874-4694] for further details. Please inquire about services when ordering tickets.


Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts offers a variety of ticket discounts for Scottsdale Arts members at the Friends level and above, groups of 10 or more and those purchasing packages to four or more events in one order. The Center provides free tickets to selected events for eligible teachers and active-duty military and veterans. Visit or call 480-499-TKTS (8587) for more information.

The award-winning Store at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts supports the mission and diverse programs of the nonprofit Scottsdale Arts. The Store’s unique selection of merchandise includes artist-made jewelry, stylish furnishings for home and office, unique creations by Arizona artists, fair-trade and upcycled/recycled global crafts, music, books, greeting cards and imaginative toys. Purchases are tax free, and members receive a 15 percent discount. Gift wrapping and shipping are also available. The Store is open Wed. – Sat., 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Sun., noon 5 p.m., and throughout most evening events. Phone: 480-874-4644.


Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts

7380 E. 2nd St.

Scottsdale, AZ 85251

480-499-TKTS (8587)


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Virginia McInnis
Public Relations Specialist
Scottsdale Arts

Phone: 480-874-4663
Email: [email protected]