Piano Recital: “The Unbearable Lightness of Grief”

 

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Piano Recital: “The Unbearable Lightness of Grief”

October 14 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Stephen Lewis, performs a recital exploring grief, death, transcendence, and acceptance. The program includes (in this order):

Chopin Sonata #2 in B-flat minor, Op. 35
Scriabin Sonata #4 in F-sharp major, Op. 30
Brahms Drei Intermezzi Op. 117
Mozart Sonata #8 in A minor, K. 310

Chopin’s Sonata, which includes the famous funeral march, depicts life, death, contrasting visions of how we leave this life: vibrating into celestial light through ecstatic movement on the one hand and grief with a stylized, narrative perspective. Following this opening, Scriabin and Brahms present co, retrospective and muted resignation on the other. Mozart’s A minor Sonata, written in the aftermath of his mother’s death, provides catharsis through the rawness and immediacy of grief.

There will be a reception afterwards and a chance to purchase his new album!

Admission: freewill donation

Dr. Stephen Lewis serves as Music Director for St. Stephen’s Epicopal Parish. Stephen received his D.MA. (Doctorate of Musical Arts) in Contemporary Piano Performance from the University of California San Diego, where he also received a Ph.D. in Composition. He is also a graduate of the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, where he double-majored in Composition and Piano Performance.

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Date:
October 14
Time:
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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St. Stephen, Portland
Phone:
5032266424
Email:
office@ststephenspdx.org
Website:
www.ststephenspdx.org

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St. Stephen, Portland
1432 SW 13th Avenue
Portland, OR 97201 United States
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(503) 223-6424
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https://www.ststephenspdx.org/