Evelyn Swensson's "Lifetime Achievement" Award October 10 2014

On Monday October 6th, 2014

The 2014 Governor's Awards for the Arts of Delaware was presented to a grand audience of 800+. On that night Evelyn Swensson was nominated for the "lifetime achievement" in the arts and received the "Peggy Amsterdam Outstanding Achievement Award." She received a standing ovation for all of her successful work in the state of Delaware as a conductor, composer, fundraiser, educator, and general art advocate. Evelyn has spent 58 years of her life dedicated to the performing arts and she is happy to say,

"I am thankful for the honor and especially proud that the event took place at the Grand Opera House where the majority of my work with OperaDelaware,1974-2007, took place. To be honored at the Grand Opera House in Wilmington, DE by Governor Markell and a host of longtime friends and colleagues was a tribute I never expected. Those 58 years of making music in Delaware were pure joy while they were happening." - Evelyn Swensson.

Evelyn's Book - Notes: My Life with Music


Photography by Kathy Buckalew

Evelyn Swensson, 2014 Delaware Governor's Awards for the Arts Recipient.


Watch The Full Award Ceremony, Evelyn's award speech starts at 1:03:45