Pleasures of Pan

Thursday, July 27, 1:30PM, Sunset Center Foyer 

Dawn Loree Walker, flute; Dan Levitan, harp 


JEAN BAPTISTE KRUMPHOLZ, Sonata in F Major – Mvt. 1

JEAN-MICHEL DAMASE, Sonata #1 Mvt. 1 & 4

FANNY MENDELSSOHN, Melodie for solo harp

FANNY MENDELSSOHN, Adagio in E Major for flute and harp


BENJAMIN GODARD, “Idylle” from Suite of Three pieces

GAETANO DONIZETTI, Sonata Larghetto & Allegro

CECILE CHAMINADE, Chanson Bretonne Op. 76

CECILE CHAMINADE, “Orientale” Op. 22 for flute and harp

MAURICE RAVEL, Pièce en forme de Habanera

HENRIETTE RENIE, Scherzo Fantasie


A concert featuring works for a heavenly duo, flute, and harp. These pieces by Miyagi, Ravel, Ibert, and Doppler are among the best for the combination. Charming familiar melodies combined with technical mastery will highlight the talent and artistry of the performers. 



Jul 27 2023


1:30 pm

Starting at



  • Dan Levitan
    Dan Levitan
    Principal Harp

    Dan Levitan holds contracts as the Principal Harpist with three professional orchestras: Santa Rosa Symphony, Marin Symphony, and Symphony Silicon Valley.

    He is the “first call” harpist with the San Francisco Opera. He regularly performs for the San Jose Chamber, Mission Chamber, UC Berkeley Symphony orchestras and is sought after as a soloist by numerous other orchestras, choirs, and ensembles throughout northern California.

    Mr. Levitan’s concerto performances by Bach (Johann Christian), Boieldieu, Debussy, Ginastera, Glière, Mozart, Ravel, Reinecke, and Saint-Saëns with orchestras throughout the San Francisco Bay Area have been highly praised by local critics, who write of his “impeccable virtuosity” (San José Metro), “virtual perfection” (Marin Independent Journal) and “precision and élan” (Mercury News). Internationally, Mr. Levitan was invited to perform two works for harp and string quartet at the Seventh World Harp Congress in Prague, Czech Republic, and was a semi-finalist in the prestigious 10th International Harp Competition in Israel.
    As a teacher and coach, he coaches for California Youth Symphony, CYS, as well as El Camino Youth Orchestra, ECYS, (mid-peninsula and south bay), in addition to teaching privately.

    Born and educated in Philadelphia, Mr. Levitan received Bachelor of Arts degrees in Music Performance and in Music Education from Temple University —both magna cum laude—and was named “Most Promising Musician” on graduation. He studied with Margarita Montanaro, (retired) Co-Principal Harpist with the Philadelphia Orchestra and internationally acclaimed harpists Susann McDonald and Susanna Mildonian, as well as the well-known late Bay Area Harpists Anne Adams, Marcella DeCray, and Phyllis Schlomovitz.

  • Dawn Loree Walker
    Dawn Loree Walker

    Celebrated flutist Dawn Walker is principal flute of the Monterey Symphony and a member of the Carmel Bach Festival Orchestra. She has performed with the San Francisco Opera and Ballet orchestras for more than 25 years. Ms. Walker toured the United States for two years as principal flute with the SF Opera’s touring group, the Western Opera Orchestra. She has been a featured soloist with the New Century Chamber Orchestra, the Monterey Symphony and the Carmel Bach Festival Orchestra. She was on the flute faculty of the Community School of Music and Arts in Mountain View and has taught classes at San Jose State University. Ms. Walker has been an adjudicator for the California Music Teachers Association and University of the Pacific.

    Ms. Walker received her Master of Music degree with distinction in performance and academic honors from the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston. She has studied with Julius Baker, Frances Blaisdell, Keith Underwood and Claude Monteux.


Sunset Center Foyer
Sunset Center Foyer
San Carlos St between 8th and 10th Ave, Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA 93923

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