Good way to celebrate Valentine’s Day — chocolate and flowers. Better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day — live music and dinner!
The Wine and Valentine put a new twist on this traditional holiday with a wonderful Italian dinner and wine pairing. Clayton Piano Festival partnered with Brick and Mortar in Clayton. Brick and Mortar, a chic event space was the perfect setting for a classy holiday gala, featuring live performances from talented artists of the Clayton Piano Festival.
Performances featured Jonathan Levin and Azamat Sydykov on piano, Michael Danchi on violin, and soprano Nikoleta Rallis. The program was well-rounded and entertaining including classics and popular tunes in between delicious courses of elegantly prepared and served dishes and wine selections.
These world class musicians brought the not-so-often heard classics to the audience with energy and joy, and gave new life to popular tunes such as Moon River. The sold out crowd enjoyed a wonderful evening with “that special someone,” made new friends, and enjoyed beautiful music and delicious menu.
The Clayton Piano Festival’s mission is to create magic with live music. The combined talents of their musicians and the Brick & Mortar chefs did just that for a special Valentine’s celebration.
4th Annual Valentine’s Day Gala
Adagio from Spartacus Aram Khachaturian
From Three Browning Songs Amy Beach
The year’s at the Spring
Ah, Love, but a Day
Liebesleid (Love’s Sorrow) Fritz Kreisler
O Mio Babbino Caro Giacomo Puccini
F-A-E Sonata Johannes Brahms
— Intermission —
Three Waltzes, Op.34 Frederic Chopin
- Vivace in A flat major
- Vivace in F major
Meine Lippen Sie küssen so heiß (My Lip’s Fiery Kiss) Franz Lehar
Can’t Help Lovin’ dat Man from “Showboat” Jerome Kern/Arr. Jonathan Levin
Moon River Henry Mancini
Shenandoah Traditional/Arr. Michael Danchi
So in Love from “Kiss Me Kate Cole Porter/Arr. Jonathan Levin
Summertime George Gershwin
Widmung (Dedication) Robert Schumann/Arr. Franz Liszt
El Vito (Spanish Dance) Fernando Obradors
I Could Have Danced all Night from “My Fair Lady” Frederick Loewe