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Spring Piano Recital with Dorothy Lewis-Griffith
May 4 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm$50
Western Piedmont Symphony presents a Spring Piano Recital with Dorothy Lewis-Griffith (Mrs. Adrian L. Shuford, Jr.)
Featuring works by Chopin, Ravel, Rachmaninoff.
The Azalea Garden
THURSDAY, MAY 4, 2023
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Keiser Community Room at the SALT Block
243 Third Ave. NE, Hickory, NC 28601
Event includes the performance and light hors d’oeuvres.
Individual tickets: $50
This event is a special fundraiser to benefit Western Piedmont Symphony.
🎟️TICKETS AVAILABLE AT DOOR ONLY🎟️
About the artist:
Pianist Dorothy-Lewis-Griffith (Mrs. Adrian L. Shuford, Jr.) has received wide-acclaim for her great technique, poetic interpretation, and powerful performance. With a repertoire that ranges from Baroque to contemporary works, Ms. Lewis-Griffith brings new insights to well-known pieces, as well as showcasing some of the most exciting new, contemporary works.
Described by The New York Times as “a sensitive and attentive musician,” Ms. Lewis-Griffith has given recitals and soloed with orchestras in major U.S. cities, as well as in Europe, South America, and Asia. Ms. Lewis-Griffith began performing as a young age and made her orchestral debut at age fourteen as guest soloist with the North Carolina Symphony. She has released four recordings to date – A Bonn Recital; A Christmas Celebration; Gershwin: A Piano Solo Album, and Gershwin: An American in Paris, the last two featuring some of Ms. Lewis-Griffith’s own solo piano arrangements of Gershwin’s orchestral works. Her recording, Opus 109 and Other Favorites (2017) features a wonderfully innovative program of works for solo piano ranging from Classical to contemporary works. Her latest recording, Rachmaninoff Remastered (Zent Records, 2022), features superb new interpretations of Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 and his Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, performed with the Czech Studio Orchestra under the direction of Mikel Toms.
Ms. Lewis-Griffith completed her undergraduate and master’s degrees at The Juilliard School and earned a Doctor of Musical Arts from Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University. She was also winner of a Fulbright-Hays Award, which led her to studying at the Conservatoire de Paris and the École Normale de Musique. In addition, she won a prize in the Geneva International Music Competition. Ms. Lewis-Griffith has served on the faculties of the University of Wisconsin-Superior, the Peabody Conservatory, Valdosta State College, and Catawba College in North Carolina. Ms. Lewis-Grifith is a Steinway Artist.