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© 2015 by Clayton Piano Festival

Night of the Living Composers!

 

October 30, 2015 @ 7:00 pm

The Historic Wagner House

121 E Main St, Clayton, NC 27520

Jonathan Levin, pianist

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

The season starts off with this Halloween masked ball with dinner, concert and dessert reception.  Jonathan Levin treats listeners to a rousing collection of some of the most horrible works for the piano, in the best sense of the word of course!   The program includes famous numbers featured in horror movies and other pieces 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 and dinner with Yana Reznik!

In the Gardens of Spain

November 1, 2015 @ 3:00 pm

The Historic Wagner House

121 E Main St, Clayton, NC 27520

Paul Sanchez, pianist

Tickets: $12 general, 12 and under free

 

 

 

 

 

or pay cash at the door

 

 

 

Professor at Baylor University and expert on Spanish music, Dr. Paul Sanchez presents an evocative and thrilling collection of works from two of the most influential Spanish composers, Isaac Albeniz and Enrique Granados.   Experience the rich and colorful music of this country as Paul explores the dances, tangos, folk influence and traditional melodies that make up the unique Spanish flavor. 

 

From Russia with Love

 

November 5, 2015 @ 7:00 pm

The Historic Wagner House

121 E Main St, Clayton, NC 27520

Yana Reznik, pianist

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

From Russia with Love features Russian born pianist and producer/broadcaster Yana Reznik playing a program of Russian favorites.  The evening includes an exhilarating collection of works which everyone knows and loves like selections from Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite and famous preludes by Sergei Rachmaninoff.  You may choose to come early to have a full, wholesome Russian style dinner, or just come later for the concert, which will be followed by a dessert reception.

 

Beethoven and Why the Piano Matters

November 7, 2015 @ 7:30 pm

 

Hopper Piano Company

1800-A Tillery Place, Raleigh, NC 27604

David Dubal, emcee, Michael Bulychev-Okser, pianist

Tickets: $15 general, $10 Seniors (65 and above), $5 All grade school and college students, Children 5 and under are free

 

 

 

 

 

or pay cash at the door

 

Noted author, teacher, and broadcaster David Dubal hosts this unique look at the life and works of Ludwig van Beethoven through live performances of his piano music featuring the dynamic pianism of Russian born guest artist Michael Bulychev-Okser.  The program explores sonatas of his early middle and late periods, highlighting the evolution of his style, which was so inextricably linked to the composers' own life and inner journey.  Learn how this titan rocked the music world, leaving an indelible mark on the history of music and the piano – a force of influence that is still felt strongly today.