Keyboard Conversations features Schumann's romantic piano works

February 22, 2007

MILWAUKEE - Wisconsin Lutheran College presents the third installment of Keyboard Conversations® with Jeffrey Siegel Wednesday, March 7, at 7:30 p.m. in the Schwan Concert Hall. Siegel, who offers performances with commentary, presents "Schumann: Musical Love Letters," featuring a program of works inspired by Robert Schumann's love life. These pieces include "Variations on a theme by Chara Wieke, Op. 14," "Aufschwung (Soaring), Op. 12, No. 2," "Träumerei (Dreaming), Op. 15, No. 7," "Widmung (Devotion)" arranged by Franz Liszt, and "Sonata No. 2 in G minor, Op. 22."

Siegel, an American pianist, has soloed with the world's great orchestras, including the Berlin Philharmonic, the London Symphony and Philharmonic, the NHK Symphony of Japan and the Orchestra of La Scala in Milan. In the United States, Siegel's engagements include the New York Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony, Boston Symphony and the Los Angeles Philharmonic. In addition to his solo career, Siegel has appeared as a conductor with the Saint Louis Symphony, Milwaukee Symphony, Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, as well as orchestras in France, Scandinavia and South America.

The Jeffrey Seigel Keyboard Conversations® performance is sponsored in part by the Wisconsin Arts Board. The Schwan Concert Hall is located in the college's Center for Arts and Performance at 8815 W. Wisconsin Ave. Ticket prices are $29 general, $26 seniors and $10 students. To purchase tickets, please call the WLC box office at (414) 443-8802 or visit us online at

Since 1996, the college's Center for Arts and Performance has been providing a comprehensive program of performing and visual arts and educational and community events for students and the people of southeastern Wisconsin.