Keyboard Conversations® performance spotlights Chopin April 13

Jeffrey Siegel’s popular Keyboard Conversations® series, now in its eighth season at RIC, will offer "Chopin and the Future," a celebration of the 200th anniversary of Frédéric Chopin’s birth.

The April 13 concert, a part of RIC’s Performing Arts Series, will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the Nazarian Center’s Sapinsley Hall.

Jeffrey Siegel
The program will feature works of Chopin that enchant the ear and point to the future – nocturnes and etudes – and the music of composers he inspired: Tchaikovsky, Debussy, Scriabin and Szymanowski.

A Keyboard Conversations® concert is uniquely entertaining. It features an insightful discussion of the music, followed by a performance of the works and an informative question-and-answer session.

Yoheved Kaplinsky, chair of the Piano Department at The Juilliard School described Siegel as “that rare artist who can combine a superb performance with an illuminating, inspiring, educational experience. Keyboard Conversations® are truly a treasure that will delight music lovers everywhere.”

Jeffrey Siegel has also showcased his talent as a solo pianist by performing with orchestras in the U.S. and abroad, including the London Symphony, Moscow State Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic and Philadelphia Orchestra. He has also collaborated with leading conductors such as Zubin Mehta, Leonard Slatkin and Pierre Boulez.

Tickets for Jeffrey Siegel’s Keyboard Conversations® are $35, with discounts for seniors, RIC faculty/staff/students/alumni, and children. For your convenience, tickets can be purchased in advance via Visa or MasterCard by calling (401) 456-8144 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays; online at; or at the box office in the lobby of the appropriate performance venue, which will open for sales two hours prior to performance start time.