AMERICAN PORTRAITS: Musical Glimpses of America

 

October 26, 2017 @ 6:30 pm

The Preston Woodall House

201 E Hill St, Benson, NC 27504

Elana Gleason, Soprano

Michael Danchi, Violin

Tyrone Chambers, Tenor

Jonathan Levin, pianist

Tickets: $45 general, $35 seniors (65 and above), $25 children 12 and under (dinner, concert, reception), $15 General (concert only), $5 Children 12 and under (concert only)

 

 

 

 

 

 

American Portraits is a cross-section of the greatest American music which speaks most closely to the history and culture generated by the southern states.  The program tells a story through selections inspired by folk songs, spirituals, poetry from the Civil War era, classic American musical theatre and jazz influences and much more.  The music touches on areas of national pride, racial struggles, conflicts of war and reconciliation, with the overarching theme of peace and unity.  Dynamic performers and collaborators, Tyrone Chambers, Elana Gleason and Jonathan Levin have created a unique program that gives the audience a personal glimpse into some of America’s greatest musical traditions.  These internationally acclaimed artists, all of whom have lived in or grown up in the south, provide a fresh perspective on their own cultural heritage through a tremendous variety of music, from timeless masterpieces to rarely heard gems.

 

MUSIC OF THE NIGHT

 

October 28, 2017 @ 6:30 pm

Brick and Mortar Events

217 East Main Street Clayton NC 27520

Elana Gleason, Soprano

Michael Danchi, Violin

Tyrone Chambers, Tenor

Jonathan Levin, pianist

Tickets: $50 general, $45 seniors (65 and above) - includes dinner, concert, reception

 

 

 

 

 

The season continues with this fun Halloween masked ball with dinner, concert and dessert reception.  Gleason, Danchi, Chambers and Levin join forces again for a dynamic show featuring some of the most scary, creepy and generally horrible music from the classical and musical theatre repertoire (in the best sense of those words of course!)  The program includes famous numbers featured in horror movies and other pieces, songs which have themes associated with menace in some way.  Come dressed for the occasion and participate in a costume contest to win free tickets to Thursday nights’ performance with Cesar Reyes on Nov. 2nd!

 

 

FIESTA: Music Without Borders

 

November 2, 2017 @ 7:00 pm

The Piazza at Portofino

67 Paraggi Court Clayton, NC  27527

Cesar Reyes, pianist

Tickets: $30 general, $25 Seniors (65 and above), $15 All grade school and college students, Children 5 and under are free

 

 

 

 

 

Cesar Reyes, renowned Mexican pianist and musicologist and founder of the Latin American Piano and Song Festival in New York City, guides audiences through some of Mexico’s most beloved and important music.  Selections include works from the classical tradition all the way up to modern day favorites.  Stay for a festive Mexican reception where audiences can meet the artist and enjoy the beautiful patio at Portofino. 

 

From Russia with Love

November 4, 2017 @ 7:30 pm

Cary Arts Center

101 Dry Ave, Cary, NC 27511

Nikita Galaktionov, pianist, David Dubal, Emcee

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

 

 

 

 

 

Emmy Award winning radio producer, author and teacher, David Dubal hosts this fascinating look at works from Russian romanticism, performed by young international virtuoso pianist, Nikita Galaktionov. Dubal and Galaktionov take you on a musical tour of Russia, visiting old war horses as well as obscure classics, giving insightful readings and entertaining commentary to make the music come alive.