Keyboard Conversation with Internationally Acclaimed Pianist

February 21, 2014

Internationally acclaimed pianist Jeffrey Siegel will present a Keyboard Conversation concert, titled “Gershwin and Friends,” on Monday, March 10, at 7:30 p.m. at the Dingeldine Music Center, located at 1417 W. Barker Avenue. Admission is free. 

The concert will include Gershwin's rarely heard solo piano version of Rhapsody in Blue, Aaron Copland's humorous Cat and the Mouse, Louis Moreau Gottschalk's patriotic The Union, and the Peoria premiere of Leonard Bernstein's unpublished Meditation on a Wedding.

Jeffrey Siegel has performed as soloist with the world's great orchestras, including the Berlin Philharmonic, London Symphony, New York Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra, Boston Symphony Orchestra and
Chicago Symphony Orchestra. His Keyboard Conversation concerts, which he has presented in cities throughout the U.S., feature a brilliantly polished concert-with-commentary format in which lively, captivating remarks precede virtuoso performances of piano masterpieces. Each concert concludes with a fast-paced period of questions and answers.

Siegel, currently a Slane Scholar in residence at Bradley University, will present another Keyboard Conversation concert at Dingeldine on Tuesday, April 8, at 7:30 p.m., featuring the music of Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninoff.

For more information, call 309-677-2600.