Piano Recital: Benefit for Eamonn Lewis at Zion Manchester, March 9
MANCHESTER CENTER, VT – Meet Eamonn Lewis (pictured above). The non-verbal, autistic 22-year-old finished his twelfth year last April in the New England Center for Children’s residential program. Living at home has not been a sustainable option for Eamonn. However, he has been accepted into Triform Camphill Community in Hudson, New York, an intentional community that specializes in meeting the needs of young adults with developmental disabilities.
To help support Eamonn’s transition, his dad, Christopher Lewis, will perform a piano recital of works by Chopin on Saturday, March 9, at Zion Episcopal Church, 5167 Main Street/Route 7A, Manchester Center, VT. The concert starts at 4:00 p.m., and all are welcome!
Christopher has taught and performed in the US, Italy and British Columbia. He has given concerts at Carnegie, Weill, and Alice Tully Halls in NYC; Orchestra Hall in Detroit; the Empire State Performing Arts Center in Albany; the Southern Vermont Arts Center; and the Bennington Center for the Arts. He is a winner of the American National Chopin and New York Leschetizky Society competitions and has held faculty positions at NY University, as well as at several private schools in NYC. In 2010, he joined the faculty of Bennington College as a piano and chamber music instructor.
Christopher is also an accomplished organist. He held positions at several churches in New York and in southern Vermont and has served as organist for Zion Episcopal Church since 2010.
This event is sponsored by the parishioners of Zion. All proceeds will go to support Eamonn’s placement at Triform. A reception will follow the concert.