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© 2015 by Clayton Piano Festival

Hearing is Believing

 

October 14, 2016 @ 7:30 pm

Cary Arts Center

101 Dry Ave, Cary, NC 27511

Rachel Flowers, pianist

Tickets: $20 Adults; $15 Seniors & Students

 

 

 

 

 

Multi-talented instrumentalist and composer Rachel Flowers was born on December 21, 1993. Arriving 15 weeks premature, she lost her eyesight as an infant due to Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP). When Rachel was two years old, in order to discourage her from banging on their ancient piano with her toys, Rachel's mother showed her how to play "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star." Rachel picked it up immediately, and was soon working out for herself every song she heard.  Now over 20 years later, Rachel has brought home many awards as both a classical flutist and jazz pianist, including the John Phillip Souza Band Award, the Marine Corps Semper Fidelis Award for excellence in musicianship and has been featured on “60 Minutes“ twice.   She will present a wide selection of her original compositions and covers of famous Jazz and Rock artists in a style combining jazz, classical, and progressive rock genres which is uniquely her own.

 

American Portraits

 

October 16, 2016 @ 3:00 pm

The Historic Wagner House

121 E. Main Street, Clayton, NC 27520

Jonathan Levin, Pianist

Tickets: $15 Adults; $5 Children 18 and under

 

 

 

 

 

The program captures glimpses of America through some of our most beloved music, including virtuosic solo arrangements by Jonathan Levin based on tunes from the Great American Songbook - songs by Rogers and Hart, Jerome Kern and Cole Porter.  This concert is the culmination of a long process of preparation and study, which features Jonathan’s foremost musical influences and premieres of compositions by Levin himself.  The concert will conclude with George Gershwin’s immortal Rhapsody in Blue which Gershwin himself arranged for solo piano.

 

Yes You ARE a Classical Enthusiast!

 

October 18, 2016 @ 6:30 pm (concert at 7:30 pm)

The Historic Wagner House

121 E. Main Street, Clayton, NC 27520

Angelo Rondello

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)

 

 

 

 

 

Known for powerfully expressive and energetic performances, Angelo Rondello has been heard on CUNY TV (New York City), WFMT FM (Chicago), KING FM, KZAZ FM, and KUGS FM as well as in concert halls and with symphony orchestras throughout the globe as a pianist, speaker and educator.  He returns to Clayton Piano Festival for a special presentation of the classical "greatest hits" which even those unfamiliar with classical music will recognize.  The program will feature his probing and engaging insights into why this music is so popular and still such a large part of our cultural consciousness.  Audiences can choose to enjoy the full course meal provided by the Wagner House, or just come for the concert.

 

A Taste of Ragtime

 

October 20, 2016 @ 6:30 pm (concert at 7:30 pm)

The Preston Woodall House

201 East Hill Street, Benson, NC 27504

Bill McNally, 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)

 

 

 

 

 

A multifaceted musician, Mr. McNally has been widely recognized as a ragtime pianist and composer of numerous ragtime-styled works. He is the first three-time winner the World Championship Old-Time Piano Playing Contest’s New Rag Contest, and has appeared at ragtime festivals around the country.  He will present an eclectic selection of Rag-inspired music from classic Joplin through the late romantic era to modern blues.  The evening will be complimented by a tradition New Orleans/Cajun style meal and reception afterwards with the artist.

 

Romance, Revolution and Rachmaninoff

 

October 21, 2016 @ 6:30 pm (concert at 7:30 pm)

The Historic Wagner House

121 E. Main Street, Clayton, NC 27520

Azamat Sydykov

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)

 

 

 

 

 

Azamat Sydykov moved to the US in 2011 from Moscow, Russia where he attended the famed Tchaikovsky Conservatory.  Since living in America, he has performed concerts from coast to coast, the first ever in the history of his home country of Kyrgyzstan to play a solo recital at Carnegies Weill Hall.  This program will feature works by the most prominent and colorful composers of Kyrgyzstan, Central Asia and Eastern Europe, chronicling the turbulent history and rich cultural traditions in which the music was conceived.  The program includes American premiere performances. Audiences can choose to enjoy the full course meal provided by the Wagner House, or just come for the concert.

 

5 for 5: The Fifth Season Celebration Gala

 

October 22, 2016 @ 7:30 pm

Clayton Center Performing Arts Auditorium

111 East Second Street, Clayton, NC 27520

Jonathan Levin, Bill McNally, Mary Prescott, Angelo Rondello, Azamat Sydykov

Tickets: $20 Adults; $15 Seniors, Students and Children 18 and younger free

 

 

 

 

 

Hear five CPF artists perform, each sharing inspiring insights into a work with special personal significance for them.  Special guest, Mary Prescott, an adventurous, multi-genre artist, Joins the others as she shares her unique voyage into learning the art of improvisation. To conclude the concert and the 5th season, all 5 artists will perform together on stage at the same time…on 5 pianos!  Reception to follow in the Clayton Center lobby.

 

Buy the Wagner House Series Package!

The Wagner House Series package includes American Portraits, Yes You ARE a Classical Enthusiast and Romance, Revolution and Rachmaninoff with meals/receptions. 

 

Tickets: $90 adults, $70 seniors 65 and above, $50 children 12 and under

 

 

                                                                 

 

 

 

For more information about all reservations or amenities please call 919-606-9701.  You can also order tickets by phone by calling Brown Paper Tickets at 1-800-838-3006

(Buying this subscription puts you on the guest list for all three concerts at the Historic Wagner House and their respective amenities.)