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PIANO FIREWORKS

A Celebration of American Piano Music

June 23, 2023 @ 7:00 pm

Neuse River Amphetheater

150 S. Front St., Smithfield, NC

Jonathan Levin, Pianist

Free Admission!

 

The Town of Smithfield and Clayton Piano Festival present this special 4th of July celebration of American piano music from virtuoso pianist and director of Clayton Piano Festival, Jonathan Levin.  Jonathan will take audiences through an eclectic mix of music from familiar classics like Rhapsody in Blue, to seldom heard masterworks, and even original compositions and arrangements by Levin himself.   Bring a lawn chair and hang out before, enjoying the new Neuse River Amphitheater and a meal from your favorite food truck.  Admission is free.   

Program Information

 

 

George Gershwin/ Arr. Earl Wild

Embraceable You

 

George Gershwin

I Got Rhythm 

 

Samuel Barber

Excursions 

I. Un poco allegro

IV. Allegro molto

 

Margaret Bonds

Spiritual Suite

III. Troubled Water

 

Aaron Copland/Arr. Leonard Bernstein 

El Salon Mexico

 

George T. Walker 

Sonata No. 2

I.  Theme and Ten Variations

II. Presto

III. Adagio

IV. Allegretto tranquillo

 

Jonathan Levin

Ava Fantasy (includes “You Are. Love,” “Bill,” and “Angel Eyes”)

 

George Gershwin

Rhapsody in Blue (Solo Version)

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