Chaconne #46 – JCC on Hudson, May 10, 2021

May 10, 2021 / 1 Comment

August 4, 2018, Bennington College

September 1, 2018 / 0 Comments

Mahler Piano Quartet in a (composed circa 1875-76)

with Amadie Azikiwe, Viola, Michael Finckel, Cello and Adam Golka, Piano

part of Bennington Chamber Music Conference Faculty Artist Series 


August 1, 2018 – Bennington College

September 1, 2018 / 0 Comments

Haydn String Quartet in C, Op.20 #2

with Mayuyki Fukuhara, Violin, Amadie Azikiwe, Viola Lutz Rath, Cello

as part of Bennington Chamber Music Conference Faculty Artist Series

Chaconne #35 – 7:00pm 2/24/17 Opus Cafe

February 18, 2017 / 3 Comments

The third and final Journey of 100 performance sponsored by Hamilton College

TOMORROW NIGHT! June 6th, 7pm NYC 43 W. 13th Street 10011

June 5, 2015 / 0 Comments

A wonderful early evening program: Composer/Bassist Jeffrey Levine and Friends: featuring a selection of his solo piano works performed by Adrienne Kim, Shem and Jeff performing his ballet music Three Dances from Paper Castles, AND with cellist Julia Bruskin and violist Désirée Elsevier – Schubert’s Piano Quintet “The Trout”.

Refreshments offered starting at 6:30 PM, music at 7 (donations invited)

Tenri Cultural Institute 43 W. 13th Street NY NY 10011

Jeff Levine and Friends Tenri 6 June 2015

Chaconne #23 – West Side Community Garden NYC June 29, 2014

June 29, 2014 / 7 Comments

Sunday June 29, 2014 – 6 PM – FREE ADMISSION – West 89th Street between Amsterdam and Columbus Avenues.  The Chaconne opens this short program…Beethoven’s String Trio in G Major comes next – played with my friends Artie Dibble, Viola, and Lindy Clarke, Cello.

This outdoor concert was blessed with perfect weather and a large, appreciative audience…lots of families with children, and the little ones were getting up and coming to the front of the stage area and dancing away with pure delight…somewhat astonishing for me because their delight and joy was like a second counterpoint to this work of Bach’s and it was challenging to stay plugged into the deep flow of the Work and not “fall out” into the dancing of the children!

I had spent a lot of time in the last week working on purity of intonation as well as stronger rhythmic organization, and I was happy that that work wasn’t wasted…that being said it is humbling that even at this 23rd time, for me,  thorough practice is still an essential component:  there were areas of which I assumed in my practice sessions  “ok, that part’s fine, don’t need to invest time there”,  that would have benefitted from slow, mindful work….sigh….I remember reading Kreisler’s writing about train travel providing him time to review in his mind every tone of  the works he was performing, to sort of, in his words, “re-carve” the grooves on the disc (the vinyl or glass LP recordings of his time)….I will remember that going forward.

 The Beethoven seemed an easy delight to play – in gusty winds that required us to pause and carefully replace the clothespins that held the music onto the stands!!!  Artie and Lindy are, simply put, terrific.


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