Winter Recital: Trailblazers of the Early 20th Century

Michael Lewis, Music Director and Pianist

December 14–16, 2021

AVA is joining performing arts organizations across the nation in requiring that our visitors and audience members provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination to attend all indoor public performances and events at AVA. Proof of negative COVID-19 tests will not be accepted, with the exception of children under the age of 12; children under 12 will be required to show a negative PCR test result taken within 72 hours of the event. Further, AVA will adhere to the guidelines regarding proof of vaccination set forth by all venues that host AVA performances. Masking may be required based on the mandates set forth by the City of Philadelphia and we encourage our visitors and audience members to bring masks with them for all AVA performances. This policy is subject to change based upon guidance from the CDC and local health authorities.


  • Eternels Baisers by Georges Adolphe Hüe (1858–1948) 
  • Six Chansons Françaises by Germaine Tailleferre (1892-1983) 
    • I. Non, la fidélité…
    • II. Souvent un air de vérité
    • III. Mon mari m’a diffamée
    • IV. Vrai Dieu, qui m’y confortera
    • V. On a dit mal de mon ami
    • VI. Les trois présents
  • Deux Melodies by Federico Mompou (1893-1987) 
    • Pastoral
    • Llueve sobre el rio
  • Three Millay Songs by Margaret Bonds (1913-1972) 
    • Even In the Moment
    • I Know My Mind
    • Hyacinth
  • Four Songs by Ture Rangström (1884-1947)
    • Melodi
    • En gammal dansrytm
    • Pan
    • Sköldmön
  • Liederbuch des Hafis by Viktor Ullmann (1898-1944)
    • Vorausbestimmung
    • Betrunken
    • Unwiderstehliche Schönheit
    • Lob des Weines
  • Till I wake by Harry T. Burleigh (1866-1949)
  • 2 Songs by Paul Hindemith
    • Image
    • Beauty touch me
  • Reverie by Pauline Viardot (1821-1910)
  • Songs of Separation by William Grant Still (1895-1978)
    • Idolatry
    • Poéme
    • Parted
    • If You Should Go
    • A Black Pierrot
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