Olin Arts Series Season Concludes with Jeffrey Siegel Show

WASHINGTON, PA (April 17, 2013)—Washington & Jefferson College’s Arts Series season concludes Thursday, April 25, with Jeffrey Siegel, “Keyboard Conversations®,” at 7:30 p.m. in the Olin Fine Arts Center.

Recently featured on PBS, “Keyboard Conversations” is a unique concert-plus-commentary in which Siegel speaks to the audience about the music prior to performing each work in its entirety. He presents an informal, accessible and highly entertaining introduction to the vast repertoire of the piano and to classical music in general. In this performance, Siegel will present “Gershwin and Friends!” Listen to some of America’s most melodious, jazzy music, featuring Rhapsody in Blue, Aaron Copland’s humorous Cat and Mouse, Leonard Bernstein’s expressive Anniversaries, Scott Joplin’s Wall Street Rag, and more

Siegel will host a masterclass/workshop at 11 a.m. in the Olin Theatre. The workshop is free and open to the public.

“This year’s Arts Series season has taken us from classical to contemporary; from an American Shakespeare Center-production to duets from operetta and Broadway; from marionettes to this PBS mainstay musician,” said Dan Shaw of the Olin Fine Arts Center.

Tickets are $12 for general admission; $10 for senior citizens over 60 years of age, W&J alumni and non-W&J students, and $7 for children 12 years of age and under. For more information, contact the box office at 724-223-OLIN (6546).

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