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Events and Tickets

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Halloween Gala 


October 31, 2019 @ 7:30 pm, doors open at 7:00 pm

The Barn at Broadslab

4682 State Hwy 50 S, Benson, NC, 27504


David Brooks, pianist


Tickets: $25 General, $20 Seniors (65 and above), $10 Students and Children.







The season begins with this fun Halloween concert and costume ball with heavy hors’ d’oeuvres and cash bar.  David Brooks, a versatile pianist, violinist/violist, and composer presents a special evening of music with spooky or fantasy themes, including his own compositions and arrangements.  There will be a costume contest for audience members, the winner of which will win a pair of free tickets to the Nov. 4th event at Portofino. 

Classical Masterworks
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November 4th, 2019 @ 7:00 pm

The Piazza at Portofino

67 Paraggi Court Clayton, NC  27527

Zsolt Bognár, pianist

Tickets: $20 General, $15 Seniors (65 and above), $10 College and High School Students, Children 12 and under are free.   $15 for Portofino residents







Known to many around the globe in musical and cultural circles, Zsolt Bognár is host of the award-winning film series Living the Classical Life. As concert pianist, he frequently gives inspiring performances and lectures in North America, Europe, and Asia.  In this performance, Zsolt will take us on a journey through some of the world's greatest classical piano music in his inimitable and candid style of presentation and performance.  There will be a reception afterwards on the beautiful patio of the Piazza at Portofino.

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Living in the Moment
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November 6, 2019 @ 7:30 pm

Cary Arts Center

101 Dry Ave, Cary, NC 27511

Joey Chang, pianist


Tickets:  $20 general, $15 Seniors (65 and above), $15 All grade school and college students.







Classically trained prodigy pianist, composer and multi genre improvisor, Joey Chang, is a unique rising star on the musical scene in New York City since graduating from Julliard in 2018.  His chameleonic skills as an improvisor allow him to collaborate with many different artists in most genres.  He will create his own program for CPF, including film and audio/visual projections, personal anecdotes, and audience requests.  

Clayto Gala
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November 9, 2019 @ 8:00 pm

The Clayton Center

111 E 2nd St, Clayton, NC 27520

Nia Franklin, Christin Danchi, Joey Chang and Jonathan Levin, performers, plus other guests tba.

Tickets: $20 general, $10 students and young people 18 and under






Clayton Piano Festival’s 8th season concludes with this celebration of Clayton's 150th year.  Hosted by special guest performer, 2019 Miss America, Nia Franklin, the program will include multiple performers and genres on piano, voice, strings, interspersed with poetry and short documentary film clips, capturing various people and influences in the area.  The program will follow a narrative which presents many of the themes of life in Clayton and Johnston County from years past to the present day.  

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