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The Gershwins, Bernstein, Copland, Mendelssohn
Marcus Jewish Community Center April 6

2014 March 23


Pianist Jeffrey Siegel, who has been performing and educating audiences on music for more than 45 years, will present “Great Jewish Composers at the Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta.

Siegel will present a “concert with commentary” that includes Gershwin’s rarely heard solo piano version of Rhapsody in Blue, Aaron Copland’s famous Rodeo and humorous Cat and the Mouse, Mendelssohn’s vivacious Rondo Capriccioso, The Jets from Leonard Bernstein’s West Side Story, and the melodious gems of Milhaud, Alkan, Franz Reizenstein, and Anton Rubinstein.

Siegel has been a soloist with the world’s great orchestras, including the Berlin Philharmonic, London Symphony, and the Philharmonic and Philharmonia orchestras.

His concerts normally conclude with a fast-paced Q&A.

Siegel performs Sunday, April 6 at 4 p.m. at the Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta, 678-812-4002. Tickets run from $20 to $28.

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