Keyboard Conversations® with Jeffrey Siegel Features the Romantic Fantasies of Mozart and Schubert

November 28, 2005

MILWAUKEE - Wisconsin Lutheran College presents the second installment of Keyboard Conversations® with Jeffrey Siegel Wednesday, December 14 at 7:30 p.m. in the Schwan Concert Hall. Siegel, who offers performances with commentary, presents "Mozart - Schubert: Romantic Fantasies" featuring the brooding "D Minor Fantasy" of Mozart and the technically difficult "Wanderer Fantasy" by Schubert. According to May Byron of the Schubert Institute, there is a story of Schubert giving up during the playing of his "Wanderer Fantasy" and shouting "the devil may play this stuff."

Siegel, an American pianist, has been soloist 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.

Tickets may be purchased through the box office at (414) 443-8802 or online at Ticket prices are $26 general, $24 for seniors and $10 for students. This concert is sponsored in part by the Wisconsin Arts Board. The Schwan Concert Hall is located in Wisconsin Lutheran's Center for Arts and Performance at 8815 W. Wisconsin Ave.

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.