Obituary: Metropolitan Opera Orchestra Member Patmore Lewis Dies

By Francisco Salazar

Metropolitan Opera violinist Patmore Lewis has died.

Lewis was an associate violinist of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra of New York City and performed as a soloist and chamber musician in the U.S. and Europe including France, Great Britain, and Switzerland. He made his Carnegie Hall recital debut in November of 1992 and performed live on NPR radio broadcasts, with singer Jessye Norman, and with Henry Threadgill’s Jazz Windstring Ensemble.

Lewis released his solo recital album “From the Soul,” released in 1997 and later the Rillito River Project, to draw attention to the environment through pop and innovation. He was also a composer.

Music director Yannick Nezet Seguin released a statement saying, “Another sad and huge loss in our Met Orchestra family. RIP dear Patmore Lewis. I will never forget your smile, your kindness, your warmth, your dedication.”