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Jeffrey Siegel brings concert and conversation to Colorado

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Normally we wouldn't send you to Denver, but, in this case, we demur. Concert pianist Jeffrey Siegel, who's playing at the Arvada Center on Wednesday, Jan. 7, has been called "a musical Carl Sagan" by the Los Angeles Times. Heralded for his technical brilliance by critics across the country, Siegel is best known for his celebrated Keyboard Conversations, commentary that precedes each piece he plays, offering insight into the way the piece was composed and little-known facts that connect the audience with the composer.

At the Arvada Center, Siegel will play popular works by Johann Sebastian Bach, Bla Bartk and Claude Debussy, including Bach's Partita No. 5 in G major, Bartok's Suite, Op. 14 and Debussy's "Suite Bergamasque" and "L'isle Joyeuse." The program will end with a question-and-answer session.

If you've never been to the Arvada Center, this Wednesday evening foray will provide a good introduction to one of the Front Range's outstanding arts institutions and to one of the country's best piano soloists.

-- Kathryn Eastburn

capsule Sweets for the Suite: Bach, Bartok and Debussy

A concert by Jeffrey Siegel

The Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities

Wednesday, Jan. 7, 7:30 p.m.

Call 720/898-7200 or visit www.arvadacenter.org

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