Keyboard Conversations Series Sponsors:
Dr. Cynthia Parlato, Dr. Douglas Hurd, and Dr. Lorna W. Grant
Learn the stories behind the patriotic compositions of Gershwin, Bernstein, Copland and more as internationally renowned pianist Jeffrey Siegel. Siegel discusses the influences that affected the creation of the music before playing each piece in its entirety. Discover the inspiration behind Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue in the composer's rarely heard solo piano version, Scott Joplin's The Maple Leaf Rag, the unpublished Meditation on a Wedding by Leonard Bernstein, and more.