Katherine Lewis of Illinois State University’s School of Music will present a viola recital at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 3, in Kemp Recital Hall. Admission is free and open to the public. The recital is part of the Charles W. Bolen Faculty Recital Series.
Lewis will play Passacaglias for solo viola, violin and viola, and viola and piano by Biber, Hindemith, Rebecca Clarke, and Halvorsen. Darby Fitch and Sarah Gentry will accompany her.
In addition to serving on the Music faculty, Lewis is a master teacher with the ISU String Project. She received her Bachelor of Music degree from Lawrence University in Appleton, Wis., Master of Music degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music and her Doctor of Musical Arts degree at Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music.
Lewis is principal viola with the Peoria Symphony and former principal viola of the Symphony of Southeast Texas and Orchestra X. She played frequently with the Houston and New World Symphonies and the River Oaks Chamber Orchestra in Houston. She has participated in the Aspen and Sarasota Music Festivals, the American Conservatory in Fontainebleau, France, the Baroque Institute at Longy, France, and the International Holland Music Sessions.