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Geneva Lewis, violin, Audrey Vardanega, piano

Sunday, September 11, 2022

Will's Shed, 11:00 AM

Program

WILLIAM GRANT STILL: Suite for Violin and Piano
African Dancer
Mother and Child
Gamin

GARETH FARR: Wakatipu for Solo Violin

ROBERT SCHUMANN: Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 2 in D Minor, Op. 121

Ziemlich langsam – Lebhaft
Sehr lebhaft
Leise, einfach
Bewegt

Description

Described by Musical America as “clearly one to watch” and a recipient of a 2021 Avery Fisher Career Grant, the New Zealand violinist Geneva Lewis will make her Tippet Rise debut together with pianist, performing arts entrepreneur, and composer Audrey Vardanega, founder and artistic director of Musaics of the Bay and co-founder of Arium TV. The two will perform William Grant Still’s Suite for Violin and Piano, a piece inspired by artworks associated with the Harlem Renaissance of the 1930s; contemporary composer Gareth Farr’s Wakatipu for Solo Violin, which refers to Lake Wakatipu in Queenstown, New Zealand; and Schumann’s dramatic Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 2 in D Minor.