Academics

Keyboard Conversations® features the devilish works of Franz Liszt

April 17, 2007

MILWAUKEE – Wisconsin Lutheran College presents the final installment of Keyboard Conversations® with Jeffrey Siegel Wednesday, May 9, at 7:30 p.m. in the Schwan Concert Hall. Siegel, who offers performances with commentary, presents “Liszt: The Devil Made Me Do It,” featuring a program of works by Franz Liszt. These pieces include “Unstern (Evil Star),” “Mephisto Waltz,” “Consolation in D-flat,” “Etude No. 6 in A minor (after Paganini)” and “Totentanz.”

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 Siegel 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 wlc.edu/arts.

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.