Educational Outreach

Education Outreach is a central part of Clayton Piano Festival’s commitment to bringing great music to people of all ages and levels of exposure to classical music. If you are interested in hosting the outreach show or have questions about the show please contact us at or contact us at 919.606.9703

Jonathan Levin performs an outreach show at the Public Library of Johnston County and Smithfield last season.


Peter and the Wolf

In this years outreach program, Artistic Director of Clayton Piano Festival, Jonathan Levin, hosts  performances of Sergei Prokofiev’s timeless classic, Peter and the Wolf.  The show will begin with a brief introductory talk about musical characterization and how each personality in the story is represented by different types of music.  Every child can identify with Peter, the adventurous and confident young boy who ignores his grandfather’s admonition to stay safely near home. In the course of his exploration of the forbidden meadow with his friend the bird, they meet a duck, a cat, and a wolf, all represented by different themes.  A slide show with illustrations from the story will run throughout the performance. At the conclusion the floor is opened up for questions.


Outreach performances are provided as a free service to schools both public and private, homeschool groups, or church groups. Be sure to contact us soon to assure a spot, as there is only a limited amount of time in the schedule the week before the main stage festival.



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