Un-Idle Hands

October 29, 2021 @ 8:30 pm

Revival 1869

222 E Main St, Clayton, NC 27520

Christin Danchi, Violin

Joseph Cosgrove, Viola

Jonathan Levin, Pianist

Tickets: Free Admission!



 A fun musical celebration at Clayton's historic Revival 1869.  Artistic Director, Jonathan Levin, will join violinist Christin Danchi and violist Joseph Cosgrove for an evening of chamber music and virtuoso piano works, including photo exhibition of prints by Levin himself, and a costume contest. 



Johann Sebastian Bach/ Arr. Busoni

Toccata and Fugue in D Minor


Bohuslav Martinů

Three Madrigals for violin and viola 

1. Poco allegro


William Bolcom

Graceful Ghost Rag


Bohuslav Martinů

Three Madrigals for violin and viola 

2. Poco andante


Edvard Grieg 

In the Hall of the Mountain King


Bohuslav Martinů

Three Madrigals for violin and viola 

3. Allegro


Franz Liszt

Totentanz (Solo Piano Version)


Henri Vieuxtemps

Capriccio Op. 55 in C minor for Solo Viola 



George Tsontakis

Selections from Knickknacks for Violin and Viola 


Edvard Grieg

Violin Sonata No. 3, Op. 45

I. Allegro molto ed appassionato

II. Allegretto espressivo alla Romanza - Allegro molto - Tempo I. 

III. Allegro animato



November 12, 2021 @ 7:00 pm

Ava Gardner Museum

325 E Market St, Smithfield, NC 27577

Joey Chang, Piano

Shelby Stephenson, Poet/Author

Tickets: $25 general, $20 children/students (6-18), under 6 free




The Ava Gardner Museum, Johnston County Heritage Center, and Clayton Piano Festival will present a screening of a featurette film combining visuals, poetry, and original music called “Play My Music Anyhow.” The film was shot and edited by Jonathan Levin during 2020, featuring Julliard-trained virtuoso prodigy pianist Joey Chang improvising musical responses to the poetry of author and former NC Poet Laureate Shelby Stephenson. Shelby recites passages from his poems and relates personal anecdotes as he shows us around his old homestead, which he calls the “Plankhouse.” This, combined with scintillating and poignant music from Joey Chang, truly tells us stories that only these two mediums combined can create. Stay afterwards for a reception and Q & A, as well as a special live performance from Mr. Chang. Mr. Stephenson will also read poems paying tribute to the late Margaret B. Maron, and there will be a special toast to Maron.

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Tenth Season Holiday Gala Concert 

December 19, 2021 @ 7:00 pm

Twin Oaks Barn at Umstead Ranch

6644 Cornwallis Rd, Garner, NC 27529

Joel A. Martin, piano

John Arthur Greene, vocalist

Angelique Alexander, vocalist

Christin Danchi, violin

David Richards, trumpet

Jonathan Levin, piano

Swingsters Union Band

Shelby Stephenson, poet

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


Clayton Piano Festival presents this star-studded Holiday concert celebration as a finale to its 10th anniversary season.  The show features jazz and classical legend, Joel A. Martin, Broadway star, John Arthur Greene (West Side Story, Matilda, School of Rock, Tootsie), classical and jazz vocalist Angelique Alexander, multi-genre violinist Christin Danchi, David Richards and the Swingsters Union Band, and Artistic Director, Jonathan Levin, pianist.  The musical selections will be brought to you by narration from the renowned NC poet, Shelby Stephenson.  Stay afterwards to enjoy the beautiful ambience of the Twin Oaks Barn with a festive Holiday reception.