Elegy for Sharon for solo violin - live recording
Sharon Gewirtz was a serious professional violinist, teacher of the violin, friend and supporter of fine music.
This piece was written to remember her and her music.
It was premiered by the composer at a memorial concert on June 26, 2007 in First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church in Arlington.
The music contains gentle references to other composers and Jewish influences.
I intended it to be solemn yet not overly sad, but rather to reflect on the beauty and joy that music brings to our lives and that Sharon brought to so many, as shown by the outpouring of expression from so many friends and associates.
for performers, you may download the sheet music from the Shilakowsky Originals page