This concert is generously sponsored by Debra Fishman Yates in loving
memory of The Honorable Stephen R. Yates.

Gifts from friends like you allow us to continue bringing the finest in classical music to our community.


  • Clara Schumann – Three Romances, Op. 22
  • Darius Milhaud – Printemps, op. 18
  • Lili Boulanger – Deux Morceaux for violin and piano
  • Germaine Tailleferre – Berceuse for violin and piano
  • Gabriel Fauré – Trois mélodies, Op. 7
  • Claude Debussy – Sonata for violin and piano, L. 140

About Geneva Lewis

Lauded for the “remarkable mastery of her instrument” (CVNC),
Geneva is the recipient of a 2021 Avery Fisher Career Grant and
Grand Prize winner of the 2020 Concert Artists Guild
Competition. Other recent accolades include Kronberg
Academy’s Prince of Hesse Prize, as well as being named a
Performance Today Young Artist in Residence and Musical
America’s New Artist of the Month.
Deeply passionate about collaboration, Geneva has had the
pleasure of performing with such prominent musicians as Ilya
Kaler, Michael Kannen, Kim Kashkashian, Ida Kavafian, Mitsuko
Uchida, and the Borromeo String Quartet, among others. Geneva
is currently in the Artist Diploma program at the New England
Conservatory studying with Miriam Fried. She is currently
performing on the “Joachim-Ma” Stradivarius, c. 1714, on
generous loan from the New England Conservatory.

About Sahun Sam Hong

Praised as an “artist of enormous prowess” (Verbier Festival
Newsletter) with “lots of clarity, confidence, and wisdom” (New
York Concert Review), pianist Sahun Sam Hong brings his colorful
style and riveting energy to the solo, chamber, and concerto
In addition to performing, Hong is a prolific arranger of chamber
music and orchestral works. His creative transcriptions are
performed all over the world, and have been described by
renowned musicians as “superb” (Yong Hi Moon, pianist), and
“fresh, witty and intelligent” (Herbert Greenberg, violinist). The
chamber music collective ensemble132 presents Hong’s virtuosic
chamber music arrangements on annual tours throughout the
United States.

About Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts

Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts are made possible through the
generosity of the Paul M. Angell Family Foundation, the National
Endowment for the Arts, the Illinois Arts Council and contributions
from individual donors.

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