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"A Midsummer Night's Sing"

July 30, 2021 @ 9:00 pm EST

Revival 1869 - 222 East Main St., Clayton, NC

Angelique Alexander, Mezzo Soprano, Christin Danchi, Violin, Jonathan Levin, Piano

A fun after hours performance of classical and jazz favorites in the eclectic and welcoming environment of Clayton’s unique craft cocktail bar, Revival 1869.  The concert will feature operatic and jazz singer, Angelique Alexander, Christin Danchi, violinist, and pianist, Jonathan Levin performing classical, opera, jazz, and modern masterpieces.    

Program

Jerome Kern/Arr. Jonathan Levin

“Can’t Help Lovin’ Dat Man”

 

Johannes Brahms

“Von Ewiger Liebe” (The Forever Love) Op. 43

 

Ludwig Van Beethoven

Sonata Op. 27, No. 2 “Moonlight”

 

Georges Bizet

“Habanera” from Carmen

 

Pietro Mascagni

“Voi Lo Sapete” from Cavalleria Rusticana

 

Traditional

Irish Fiddle Medley

 

Lee Hoiby

“Angelique”

 

George Gershwin/Arr. Earl Wild

“Embraceable You”

 

George Gershwin

“The Man I Love”

 

George Gershwin/Arr. Earl Wild

Porgy and Bess Medley

 

Gerald Marks / Seymour Simons

“All of Me”

 

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

About the Artists

Christin Danchi is a collaborative violinist with a passion for exploring connections between music and visual arts, politics, sports, and other disciplines. Her performance interests include solo, chamber and orchestral collaborations. She has performed at a variety of locations including the North Carolina House of Representatives, the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., Saint Patrick’s National Cathedral in Dublin, Ireland, the Antiguo Convento de la Trinidad in Alcalá la Real, Spain, and Carnegie Music Hall in Pittsburgh. She has worked with conductors Manfred Honeck, Yan Pascal Tortelier, Joseph Silverstein, Gerard Schwarz, Paul Polivnick, Barry Douglas, and Andrés Cárdenes. Christin played baroque violin as part of the UNC Baroque Ensemble and has experience in chamber music from the Baroque to the contemporary.  

 

Christin also enjoys southern and Irish fiddle music, as well as sacred collaborations in her church. She is an active freelance performer in and around her home in Raleigh, North Carolina. Some of her recent appearances include September 2018 solo performances at the Thrival Festival in Pittsburgh, PA, and collaborative work with pianist Jonathan Levin for the 9th Annual Clayton Piano Festival in Clayton, NC. Christin is also a fundraising professional and currently works as the Associate Director of Development for the Emily Krzyzewski Center in Durham, NC. She is honored to serve on the boards of the Philharmonic Association and the Clayton Piano Festival, and she loves seeing students achieve their dreams in music, school, and all aspects of life.

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Praised by the New York Concert Review as “much more than a pianist, but a musician with a fine mind and enormously promising creative energy”, Jonathan Levin has established himself as a compelling pianist, composer, concert producer and music entrepreneur, creating innovative programs and and cross cultural events which reach diverse audiences throughout the world.

 

Jonathan presented a special performance of Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue at the Grand Kremlin Palace in Moscow, Russia as a part of the 4th Melody of Generations Festival with the Presidential Symphony Orchestra of the Russian Federation, and has made solo appearances in major venues across the US including Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center and Beneroya Hall.  He has been a laureate of many competitions and prizes including the National Stillman-Kelley Award, 2nd Prize at the 2012 Los Angeles International Liszt Competition and recipient of the Alan Walker Award from the American Liszt Society.  

 

Jonathan is Artistic Director and Founder of Clayton Piano Festival in Clayton, NC which is now in its 10th season of concerts, public classes, school outreach and other community events.  The festival creates accessible, educational, world-class concerts and music presentations that uniquely enrich the cultural life of the region. 

Angelique is a versatile singer of both opera and jazz. As the granddaughter of late jazz drummer/vibraphonist Ray Alexander and the daughter of Russell “Hitman” Alexander of The Hitman Blues Band, she was exposed from an early age to a wide variety of music.

Angelique pursued a musical education in classical voice where her uniquely dark and warm mezzo-soprano voice made her stand out from her peers. She has continued to use her ability in text painting with her vocal artistry as well as her expressive appearance when singing the varying styles of classical music and jazz.