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Pianist Captures Glimpses Of America In Fort Lee Performance

Jonathan Levin will perform a free concert July 24 at the Fort Lee Library.
Jonathan Levin will perform a free concert July 24 at the Fort Lee Library. Photo Credit: Fort Lee Public Library

FORT LEE, N.J.– The Fort Lee Library is set to present “American Portraits,” which captures glimpses of America through some of its most unique and beloved music.

The free 2 p.m. show Sunday features Jonathan Levin on piano, and will include works by living composers George Walker, Mark Stambaugh and Caroline Shaw, as well as solo arrangements by  Levin based on tunes from legendary composers such as Rodgers and Hart, Jerome Kern, Cole Porter and more.

Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Levin is quickly establishing a reputation as an enthusiastic and compelling advocate for classical music, creating integrated programs that garner closer connections with audiences through illuminating discussion and example, according to a press release from the library.

He made his debut with the Raleigh Symphony Orchestra when he was 15. Since then, he has become an increasingly sought-after recitalist, performing throughout the country in concert halls, schools, libraries, private salons and TV, said the press release.

Levin is the artistic director and founder of Clayton Piano Festival in Clayton, N.C..

This year, he will make his solo recital debut in Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall and his European concerto debut playing Gershwin’s "Rhapsody in Blue" with the Presidential Orchestra at St. George’s Hall in Moscow, Russia.

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