Keyboard Conversations®️ with Jeffrey Siegel: The Power and Passion of Beethoven
The first Keyboard Conversations® concert of 2024 highlights The Power and Passion of Beethoven with two of the composer’s personal favorites, the Appassionata and Sonata for Theresa.
Tuesday, Jan 9, 2024, 7:30 p.m.
- A: $46
- B: $36
- C: $26
Dr. David and Joan Goldfarb Trust
About the Event
The first Keyboard Conversations® concert of 2024 highlights The Power and Passion of Beethoven with two of the composer’s personal favorites, the Appassionata and Sonata for Theresa. For 45 seasons now, Jeffrey Siegel has lovingly researched the world’s greatest composers to bring his signature concerts with commentary to Scottsdale audiences.
American pianist Jeffrey Siegel has been soloist with the world’s great orchestras. Abroad, these include the Berlin Philharmonic; all the major orchestras of London, including the London Symphony, Royal Philharmonic, and London Philharmonia; Moscow State Symphony; Munich’s Bayerischer Rundfunk; Amsterdam’s Concertgebow; the Philharmonic Orchestra of Oslo, as well as Stockholm; Milan’s Orchestra of La Scala; and the NHK Symphony of Japan. In the United States, engagements have included the New York Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra, and Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Siegel has collaborated with many of the preeminent conductors of our time and legendary maestros of the past, including Claudio Abbado, Pierre Boulez, Sir Andrew Davis, Charles Dutoit, Neeme Järvi, James Levine, Lorin Maazel, Zubin Mehta, Eugene Ormandy, Sir Simon Rattle, Leonard Slatkin, Sir Georg Solti, William Steinberg, Yevgeny Svetlanov, Klaus Tennstedt, Michael Tilson Thomas, and David Zinman.
A passionate communicator and performer, Siegel also presents Keyboard Conversations®. These brilliantly polished concerts-with-commentary combine captivating comments with dynamic performances of piano masterpieces. The concert concludes with a lively Q & A. 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. Long-established series continue in numerous American cities, among them New York City, Philadelphia, Cleveland, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Palm Desert, Dallas, Denver, and Washington, D. C. The loyalty of Jeffrey Siegel’s audiences is heartwarming. In 2023–24, the Scottsdale series marks its 45th season, and the Chicago series celebrates its 55th.
Siegel has appeared in radio interviews on classical music stations across the United States and has been a frequent guest in interviews and live performances broadcast throughout the United Kingdom by the BBC. Keyboard Conversations®: Piano Treasures, a Time Life production, has been broadcast by PBS to more than 150 cities nationwide, and is available on DVD. Album releases include The Romantic Music of Chopin; The Miracle of Mozart, recorded live in London; The Power and Passion of Beethoven; The Romanticism of the Russian Soul and The Romance of the Piano (Random House Audio Publishing Group); Music for the Young – and Young at Heart (WFMT Radio, Chicago); American Pianistic Treasures (WEDU, Tampa); and Spellbinding Bach. Siegel’s recording of Gershwin’s complete works for piano and orchestra, with Leonard Slatkin and the St. Louis Symphony, continues to be a bestseller and is available on Amazon.
Born into a musical family, Siegel studied with Rudolf Ganz in his native Chicago, with the legendary Rosina Lhévinne at The Juilliard School, and, as a Fulbright Scholar, with Ilona Kabos in London. Siegel and his wife live in New York City.
Jeffrey Siegel is a Steinway artist.
“An achievement of a sort seldom heard.” — The New York Times
“A pianist with a bravura technique and a big, gorgeous sound … and when the artist himself offers the inside scoop, the musical experience becomes vastly more personal.” — The Denver Post
“Jeffrey Siegel has everything: massive technique, musical sensitivity and character, wide tonal resources, immense reserves of power, and the ability to communicate.” — Los Angeles Times