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“Sonata Mulattica” – Beethoven’s Kreutzer Sonata

April 6, 2024 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Readings from “Sonata Mulattica”
Beethoven: Sonata in A Major, Op. 47, “Kreutzer”

Njioma Grevious
Described as “superb” by the Chicago Classical Review, violinist Njioma Chinyere Grevious is an emerging, passionate and versatile solo, chamber and orchestral musician and performer. She is a graduate of The Juilliard School and a winner of its John Erskine Prize for scholastic and artistic achievement. In 2023, Njioma won both the Robert F. Smith First Prize and the Audience Choice awards in the Senior Division of the Sphinx Competition and joint prizes in the CAG/YCAT auditions. In 2022, she was the winner of concerto competitions at the University of Delaware and the Newark Symphony Orchestra. Njioma was also a winner of the Music Academy of the West Keston-Max Fellowship to study and perform in the London Symphony Orchestra in November 2022. She won First Prizes for Performance and Interpretation in the 2018 Prix Ravel in Fontainebleau, France.

Rita Dove
Rita Dove, former US Poet Laureate (1993–1995), won the Pulitzer Prize for her third book of poetry, Thomas and Beulah, in 1987; her latest poetry collection, Playlist for the Apocalypse, was published in 2021. She received the 1996 National Humanities Medal from President Clinton and the 2011 National Medal of Arts from President Obama. Recent honors include the 2019 Wallace Stevens Award, the American Academy of Arts & Letters’ 2021 Gold Medal in poetry, a 2022 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize, a 2022 Bobbitt Prize from the Library of Congress and the 2023 Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters from the National Book Foundation. Her song cycle Seven for Luck, with composer John Williams, premiered at Tanglewood in 1998, and her 2021 song cycle A Standing Witness, with music by Richard Danielpour, has been performed at the Kennedy Center and other venues. She also collaborated repeatedly with Cuban-American composer Tania Leon. A 2023 recipient of the National Book Foundation’s Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, Rita Dove teaches creative writing at the University of Virginia.

Prince of Peace Lutheran Church

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