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Globally renowned pianist to perform at Nicholls

THIBODAUX – Jeffrey Siegel, a piano soloist with some of the world’s great orchestras – including the Berlin Philharmonic and the London Symphony – will perform at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 5, in Talbot Theater at Nicholls State University. The concert is free and open to the public.

jeffreysiegelcolor21-at-piano“Jeffrey Siegel makes the music come alive for the audience with his verbal and musical introduction to the works,” said Dr. Carol Britt, director of the Nicholls School of Fine Arts. “This all-American program has something for everyone.”

Siegel will present a “keyboard conversation,” a unique concert plus commentary in which he speaks to the audience about the music before and after performing. Themed “An American Salute,” the program will include “Rhapsody in Blue” by George Gershwin, in the composer’s rarely heard arrangement for solo piano; “The Cat and the Mouse” by Aaron Copland; “Anniversaries” and “Meditation on a Wedding” by Leonard Bernstein; “To a Wild Rose” by Edward MacDowell; “Toccata” by George Antheil; and “The Union” by Louis Moreau Gottschalk, a New Orleans native.

Siegel’s performance, part of the 11th annual Jubilee: A Festival of the Arts and Humanities at Nicholls, is sponsored by the Southern Arts Federation and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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