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    Saturday-Sunday, January 7-8 | Brahms & Beethoven At The Hemmens

    The Elgin Symphony Orchestra will be presenting Beethoven’s Symphony No. 8 in F Major and Brahms’ Violin Concerto in D major this Saturday and Sunday, January 7th and January 8th, at the Hemmens Cultural Center in Elgin.

    Andrew Crust will conduct the ESO while Geneva Evans will be the featured violinist on the Brahms concerto. Evans will replace Stella Chen, who was previously scheduled to perform but experienced a foot injury and is no longer able to travel to Elgin for the concerts.

    Geneva Lewis

    New Zealand-born violinist Geneva Lewis has forged a reputation as a musician of consummate artistry whose performances speak from and to the heart. Lauded for “remarkable mastery of her instrument” (CVNC) and hailed as “clearly one to watch” (Musical America), Geneva is the recipient of a 2022 Borletti-Buitoni Trust Award, 2021 Avery Fisher Career Grant and Grand Prize winner of the 2020 Concert Artists Guild Competition. Additional accolades include Kronberg Academy’s Prince of Hesse Prize, being named a Performance Today Young Artist in Residence, and Musical America’s New Artist of the Month. Most recently, Geneva was named one of BBC Radio 3’s New Generation Artists.

    Since her solo debut at age 11 with the Pasadena POPS, Geneva has gone on to perform with orchestras including the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Pasadena Symphony, Sarasota Orchestra, Pensacola Symphony and Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra and with conductors including Nicholas McGegan, Edwin Outwater, Michael Feinstein, Sameer Patel, Peter Rubardt, and Dirk Meyer. The 2022-23 season includes performances with the Auckland Philharmonia, North Carolina Symphony, Augusta Symphony, Kansas City Symphony, Austin Symphony and Arkansas Symphony. In recital, recent and upcoming highlights include performances at Wigmore Hall, Tippet Rise, Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, Washington Performing Arts, Merkin Hall, and the Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts.

    Times: Saturday, January 7, 7:30pm; Sunday, January 8, 2:30pm

    Tickets are available here.

    The Hemmens Cultural Center is located at 45 Symphony Way in Elgin.

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