Geneva Lewis, violin
Geneva Lewis, violin
Evren Ozel, piano
Sun, May 14, 2 p.m.
Kennedy Center Terrace Theater
New Zealand–born violinist Geneva Lewis is an artist whose star is rising rapidly. Having debuted as a soloist with the Pasadena POPS at the tender age of 11, she followed up in her early 20s with honors including the Grand Prize in the 2020 Concert Artists Guild Competition, a 2021 Avery Fisher Career Grant, and a Musical America “Artist of the Month” designation.
On the theme of her repertoire choices for her Washington Performing Arts debut recital, Lewis stated, “This program celebrates home and the simple yet profound connections to where we come from.” The program covers an expansive range of both eras and geography, from European icons Beethoven and Bartók to contemporary Turkish composer Fazil Say and one of her homeland’s most noted composers, the late Douglas Lilburn.
This performance is an external rental presented in coordination with the Kennedy Center Campus Rentals Office and is not produced by the Kennedy Center.
FAZIL SAY – Sonata, Op. 7
BEETHOVEN – Violin Sonata No. 10 in G Major, Op. 96
DOUGLAS LILBURN – Violin Sonata (1950)
BARTÓK – Violin Sonata No. 1, Sz. 75
Washington Performing Arts’s classical music performances this season are made possible in part through the generous support of Betsy and Robert Feinberg.
His Excellency Hasan Murat Mercan, Ambassador of the Republic of Türkiye, is the honorary patron of this engagement.
This is one of twenty 2022/23 season performances included in Washington Performing Arts’s The World in Our City initiative, which promotes cross-cultural understanding and cultural diplomacy via the presentation of international visiting artists, globally inspired local programming, and the award-winning Embassy Adoption Program, a partnership with D.C. Public Schools.
Special thanks to the following lead supporters of Washington Performing Arts’s mission-driven work: Jacqueline Badger Mars and Mars, Incorporated; D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities; the National Capital Arts and Cultural Affairs Program and the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts; The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation; and the Dallas Morse Coors Foundation for the Performing Arts.