Calendar of Events

The Clayton Center Performing Arts Center Raleigh Durham Chapel Hill

Sep
9
Wed
2020
“THE AWAKENING” SOUNDS FOR SCULPTURE – Facebook Live Event
Sep 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Seward Johnson AtelierChristian Tamburr performing and world-renowned composer/musician Christian Tamburr announce their collaboration Sounds For Sculpture “The Awakening.” Enjoy this one-of-a-kind performance by the Christian Tamburr Quintet on Wednesday, September 9, at 7:00 PM.

This dynamic live performance features an all-star ensemble of Grammy and Tony recognized musicians. The quintet performs Tamburr’s original musical compositions inspired by 10 of Seward Johnson’s breathtaking sculptures.

Sounds For Sculpture premiered at Lincoln Center in New York City in August 2019. It was well-received and played to sold-out crowds and rave reviews. Its musical influences are rooted in modern and traditional jazz, South American rhythms, and contemporary vocals.

This show is presented by The Clayton Center, North Carolina Arts Council, Clayton Cultural Arts Foundation and Manifold Studios. It is part of our ongoing Wednesday Night Livestream concert series. Access the performance from our Facebook Live page.

Learn more at: www.soundsforsculpture.com

ABOUT CHRISTIAN TAMBURR

Christian Tamburr is an internationally renowned vibraphonist, pianist, composer and arranger with touring and performances in over 67 countries around the world. Downbeat magazine recognized him with the “Outstanding Solo Jazz Performance” award, and he is a five-time “Critics Choice Top Rising Star” award recipient on vibraphone.

Christian is the current musical director, pianist and arranger for 2018 double Grammy nominee Clint Holmes Soundtrack On Tour and The Modern Warrior. In addition to his public performances, Christian travels as CEO and lead facilitator of Sonic Leadership LLC, bringing unique musically inspired presentations on leadership and training to corporate teams around the globe.

Sep
16
Wed
2020
JOHN BROWN QUARTET – Facebook Live Event
Sep 16 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

John Brown with bassThe multi-talented John Brown brings his quartet to The Clayton Center stage on Wednesday, September 16. The performance is part of our ongoing Facebook Live concert series, which begins at 7:00 PM.

A successful bassist, composer, educator and actor, John currently serves as Vice Provost for the Arts at Duke University. He has a long history of performance excellence. At the age of 13, he began performing with the Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra. He was playing Principal Bass with that orchestra and performing with the Florence Symphony in South Carolina while still in high school.

John has performed in the United States and abroad with artists that include Wynton Marsalis, Ellis Marsalis, Delfeayo Marsalis, Elvin Jones, Nnenna Freelon, Diahann Carroll, Rosemary Clooney, Nell Carter, Lou Donaldson, Slide Hampton, Nicholas Payton, Frank Foster, Larry Coryell, Cedar Walton, Fred Wesley and Mark Whitfield.

He also has a Grammy nomination for his performance and co-writing on Nnenna Freelon’s 1996 Concord release, Shaking Free. His extensive experience includes performances at notable venues like Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, the Blue Note, Blues Alley, and the Hollywood Bowl and at major jazz festivals like the Playboy Jazz Festival, the JVC Jazz Festival, the Montreal Jazz Festival, the Free Jazz Festival (Brazil) and Jazz e Vienne (France).

This event is presented by The Clayton Center in collaboration with the North Carolina Arts Council and the Clayton Cultural Arts Foundation. It is part of our ongoing Wednesday Night Livestream concert series. Access the performance from our Facebook Live page.

Sep
23
Wed
2020
PROJECT 63 – Facebook Livestream from The Clayton Center
Sep 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

And they’re back….The Clayton Center welcomes Project 63 back to the stage on Wednesday, September 23. This Alt Americana band made their debut on our Facebook livestream series back on the first of July. They have since released their newest album, “Lost In The Light.”

Join us on Facebook Live at 7 PM and connect with our growing community of local livestream music lovers. The live stream is free, but you can show your support by donating to the Project 63 virtual tip jar during the show.

Sep
29
Tue
2020
PIEDMONT LAUREATE TAMARA KISSANE – Special Facebook Live Event
Sep 29 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Love in space, at the seashore, in the backyard.
Love in the future, one hundred years ago, and right this very moment.
Love between family, friends, and lovers.
Broken love, silly love, healing love.

It’s all in here. The Declaration of Love Project.

2020 Piedmont Laureate Tamara Kissane and colleague Aurelia Belfield of Artist Soapbox commissioned 11 North Carolina playwrights to craft short audio scenes based on the prompt “Declaration of Love.”

Though the resulting original pieces span the gamut in style, setting, and content, they all spark emotions and unleash imagination through story and sound.

Recorded remotely by local actors, the finished, sound designed scenes will be released to the public in podcast form later this year. But Tamara will present six of the 11 audio pieces in a special appearance on The Clayton Center’s Facebook Livestream on Tuesday, September 29, at 7:00 PM.

This special event, presented by The Clayton Center in collaboration with the North Carolina Arts Council and the Clayton Cultural Arts Foundation, will feature the following scenes:

Love is All I Know (Robin Carmon Marshall) and Happy Anniversary (Lakeisha Coffey), performed live by actors Lakeisha Coffey and Thaddaeus Edwards.

Video performances of Game On (Tamara Kissane) and Constellation (Aurelia Belfield) by actors Aurelia Belfield, Kyma Lassiter, AhDream Smith, and Lamont Reed.

Audio performances of Always (Thaddaeus Edwards) and The Gifts We Leave (Michael Ivory) by Trevor Johnson and Sai Graham and Yolanda Rabun (the same Yolanda Rabun who performed on our livestream with her band back in August).

During the event Tamara and Aurelia, co-producers and directors of the scenes, will discuss the project and their love for the audio drama art form.

Sep
30
Wed
2020
NEW COVENANT – Facebook Livestream from The Clayton Center
Sep 30 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Clayton Center prenew covenant gospel groupsents the first gospel performance of our Livestream Concert series, featuring New Covenant from just up the road in Wendell.

New Covenant brings to the stage a blend of Contemporary Christian, praise and worship, and southern gospel music, and they are even known to take a nostalgic journey with the music of the 50s and 60s.

The members of New Covenant are Larry Johnson, Sherry Gammon, Joanna King, Jeremy Gamble, and Angela Millenbaugh. Each member has the versatility of singing various vocal parts, and together they bring a casual yet spirited performance to a variety of musical venues. Roots run deep and wide as the individual members originate everywhere from Central and Eastern North Carolina, to Central Alabama, Texas and across the “pond” in England.

Learn more about New Covenant here.

Oct
14
Wed
2020
KTZ BAND – Live via YouTube
Oct 14 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join The Clayton Center as we present Clayton locals, the KTZ Band, on our weekly Livestream Concert Series. The show begins at 7:00 PM on Wednesday, October 14. You can view it live here.

Dec
12
Sat
2020
JOHNSTON COUNTY CHORUS VIRTUAL CHRISTMAS CONCERT
Dec 12 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join in with the sounds of Christmas as singers from the Johnston County Chorus present A Virtual Christmas Concert on December 12 at 7:00 PM. Enjoy virtual choir videos of singers along with live soloists and musicians as the Chorus presents secular and sacred Christmas favorites.

The show will be livestreamed via the JC Chorus YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdqfDdigWBFv6Wo52J5vd9g/).

Viewers can visit the JoCo Chorus Facebook page  for more details about the event.

There is no cost to view the virtual event. However, you can help support the Chorus by making a donation through Give Lively during the livestream.

Jan
20
Wed
2021
REBEL’S FOX – Livestream Virtual Concert
Jan 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
This Livestream Concert will be broadcast on The Clayton Center’s Facebook page, as well as on our YouTube channel at the following link: https://youtu.be/w2z7vKN2oMA.
Join us Wednesday, January 20, as Clayton’s own Rebel’s Fox returns to The Clayton Center. The band will be going live at 7 PM so gather your friends in front of your favorite screen and rock the evening away!
This concert is made possible with support from the Clayton Cultural Arts Foundation.
Feb
3
Wed
2021
REBEKAH TODD – Livestream Virtual Concert
Feb 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
This live stream concert will be broadcast via The Clayton Center’s Facebook, as well as YouTube at the following link: https://youtu.be/H7bS5rTWPJU

 

This concert is made possible with support from the Clayton Cultural Arts Foundation.
Feb
10
Wed
2021
WADE HILL – Livestream Virtual Concert
Feb 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
This live stream concert will be broadcast on The Clayton Center’s Facebook, as well as YouTube at the following link: https://youtu.be/ovg_QgLciRo

 

Join us on Wednesday, February 10, at 7pm.
Feb
14
Sun
2021
18th Annual Valentine’s Jazz Festival – Special Livestream Event, 4:00 PM
Feb 14 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Love Valentine’s Day? Love Jazz?

Then join us for the 18th annual Duke, NCCU and UNC Valentine’s Jazz Festival LIVE from The Clayton Center on Sunday, February 14.

Historically, the festival is a collaborative concert that brings together jazz ensembles from Duke University, North Carolina Central University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to perform and learn from one another while entertaining the community. 

This year faculty members from each university will assemble in a small combo on The Clayton Center stage and perform via livestream through HomePlay Live – a platform that allows us to keep the event alive, the universities connected and the jazz experience readily available to the community.

Tickets are $10 (plus tax and fee) for either a 4:00 pm or a 7:00 pm livestream.

All ticketed patrons will receive an email confirming their ticket purchase. This email will include a private passcode to use to access the concert through your HomePlay.Live account.

Please log in to HomePlay.Live prior to February 14 to register your email if you do not already have a HomePlay account. Then, just prior to 4:00 pm or 7:00 pm on February 14, log into your account to access the livestream.

Note that your concert details will be sent via email to the address you provided when you purchase your ticket(s). Also note that patrons are solely responsible for ensuring that they have the technology, connection, and other hardware, software, or services necessary to access the virtual show.

18th Annual Valentine’s Jazz Festival – Special Livestream Event, 7:00 PM
Feb 14 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

ValentLove Valentine’s Day? Love Jazz?

Then join us for the 18th annual Duke, NCCU and UNC Valentine’s Jazz Festival LIVE from The Clayton Center on Sunday, February 14.

Historically, the festival is a collaborative concert that brings together jazz ensembles from Duke University, North Carolina Central University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to perform and learn from one another while entertaining the community. 

This year faculty members from each university will assemble in a small combo on The Clayton Center stage and perform via livestream through HomePlay Live – a platform that allows us to keep the event alive, the universities connected and the jazz experience readily available to the community.

Tickets are $10 (plus tax and fee) for either a 4:00 pm or a 7:00 pm livestream.

All ticketed patrons will receive an email confirming their ticket purchase. This email will include a private passcode to use to access the concert through your HomePlay.Live account.

Please log in to HomePlay.Live prior to February 14 to register your email if you do not already have a HomePlay account. Then, just prior to 4:00 pm or 7:00 pm on February 14, log into your account to access the livestream.

Note that your concert details will be sent via email to the address you provided when you purchase your ticket(s). Also note that patrons are solely responsible for ensuring that they have the technology, connection, and other hardware, software, or services necessary to access the virtual show.

Feb
17
Wed
2021
VAN METER – Livestream Virtual Concert
Feb 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

This live stream concert will be broadcast on Facebook, as well as The Clayton Center’s YouTube at the following link: https://youtu.be/MmEKZxUMfMc

This concert is made possible with support from the Clayton Cultural Arts Foundation.
Feb
24
Wed
2021
LOREN DAY – Livestream Virtual Concert
Feb 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

This livestream virtual concert will be broadcast on The Clayton Center’s Facebook page, as well as YouTube at the following link: https://youtu.be/uzb0ZE2TJIo

Mar
3
Wed
2021
JONATHAN PARKER – Livestream Virtual Concert
Mar 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Jonathan Parker livestream concert at The Clayton Center

This Live Stream Concert will be broadcast on The Clayton Center’s Facebook page, as well as YouTube at the following link: https://youtu.be/DzErY_bxWOM
Join us from your homes on Wednesday, March 3, at 7pm as Jonathan Parker returns to our stage as part of our Live Stream Concert Series.
Mar
10
Wed
2021
FAITH & SCARS – Livestream Virtual Concert
Mar 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
This Livestream Concert will be broadcast on The Clayton Center’s Facebook, as well as YouTube at the following link: https://youtu.be/zGMqsi-sNMk

 

This concert is made possible with support from the Clayton Cultural Arts Foundation.
Mar
17
Wed
2021
BRUCE NAEGELEN – Livestream Virtual Concert
Mar 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
bruce naegelen at clayton centerThis livestream concert will be broadcast via The Clayton Center’s Facebook, as well as YouTube at the following link: https://youtu.be/5io4rPIREM8

 

This concert is made possible with support from the Clayton Cultural Arts Foundation.
Mar
24
Wed
2021
ERIK HAWKS – Livestream Virtual Concert
Mar 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
This Livestream Concert will be broadcast on The Clayton Center’s Facebook page, as well as on our YouTube channel at the following link: https://youtu.be/w2z7vKN2oMA.

 

This concert is made possible with support from the Clayton Cultural Arts Foundation.
Mar
31
Wed
2021
AARON HAMM & THE BIG RIVER BAND – Livestream Virtual Concert
Mar 31 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
This Live Stream Concert will be broadcast on Facebook, as well as The Clayton Center’s YouTube channel at the following link: https://youtu.be/bkfQqbVNoKA

 

In March of 2020, we started our weekly Live Stream Concert Series with Aaron Hamm. Now he returns one year later as we continue to bring these virtual concerts straight into your living room.
Apr
7
Wed
2021
Elle Stephens & Cameron Schuler – Livestream Virtual Concert
Apr 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

This live stream concert will be broadcast on Facebook, as well as The Clayton Center’s YouTube at the following link: https://youtu.be/Z2Eye-YyJas

 

This concert is made possible with support from the Clayton Cultural Arts Foundation.