"CLASSICS AND OLD FASHIONEDS"
A Fundraiser at Revival 1869
August 27, 2019 @7:00 PM
222 E Main St, Clayton, NC 27520
Jonathan Levin, piano and Christin Danchi, violin
Tickets: Tickets: $35 (includes a complementary drink from specially tailored menu)
Help put the "fun" in fundraiser! Enjoy timeless classical favorites with world-class classical artists, Christin Danchi, violinist and Jonathan Levin, pianist, as you sip delicious craft cocktails in Revival 1869's sophisticated, yet cosy atmosphere. The price of admission gets you a complimentary drink from a specially tailored menu, and proceeds from the event go towards Clayton Piano Festival's 8th season, which commemorates the 150th Anniversary of Clayton this year.
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 advocate for classical music, creating integrated programs that garner closer connections with audiences through illuminating discussion and example.
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 presented its 7th season of concerts, public classes, school outreach and other community events in the fall of 2018. The festival creates accessible, educational, world-class concerts and music presentations that uniquely enrich the cultural life of the region.
Christin Danchi is a collaborative violinist and violist 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 an “Americans in Paris” performance at the 7th Annual Clayton Piano Festival in Clayton, NC. Christin works as the Annual Giving Coordinator for the North Carolina Symphony and is honored to serve on the boards of the Philharmonic Association and the Clayton Piano Festival.
During her undergraduate studies, Christin collaborated in a performance of Hanns Eisler’s film composition 14 Arten den Regen zu beschreiben, (14 Ways to Describe Rain) with its original 1929 art film "Rain," by Joris Ivens, as part of the Talking Music Series at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. This experience provided inspiration for Fiddling with Film, Christin's project dedicated to commissioning solo violin film scores for silent films. The first premiere in May of 2014 featured a solo violin score entitled "Launch Sequence" by composer Ash Stemke for Georges Méliès’ 1902 film, Le Voyage dans la lune. In May of 2016, "Launch Sequence" was selected to be part of the Carnegie Mellon University Moon Arts project and will be included in the collaborative MoonArk "museum" that will accompany an Astrobotic rover on its 238,900-mile journey to the moon in 2020. Fiddling with Film's second project culminated in the April 2015 premiere of composer Dayton Kinney's solo violin film score for the 1938 short film, "An Optical Poem," by German avant-garde artist Oskar Fischinger.