In January 2018, we’ll play the magnificent Viola Concerto, written in 1929 by William Walton. Our soloist is Steven Ansell of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. I’m always thrilled to discover new music that I’ve never played before. I think you, as audience, will be thrilled too.
Here are some links with information about the concerto:
Viola Concerto (Walton) in Wikipedia
A personal reminiscence of William Walton in the Guardian
About William Walton on his Oxford University Press webpage
You can also search for Walton’s music on Spotify, or Pandora, or in Naxos Music Library (a subscription service).
Image: Blue plaque erected in 2009 by English Heritage at Lowndes Cottage, 8 Lowndes Place, Belgravia, London SW1X 8DD, City of Westminster