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Learn more about the Walton Viola Concerto

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,

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Two Violas: Part Two

Who would have guessed that we would be presenting two viola recitals in connection with our Young Artist concert? In most years, there aren’t any violists who even audition. This year, two high-school age violists are presenting our pre-concert recitals.

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Two Violas: Part One

Violinist Hana Chang is our Concerto Competition winner, but there are always other fine young performers in the competition. Several years ago, the Orchestra began doing prelude recitals before our full-orchestra Young Artist concert, featuring the almost-winners. This year, two

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Ehlers Concerto Competition Winners for 2015

Violinist Hana Chang of Lexington, age 11, will play Mendelssohn’s Violin Concert in e minor with the orchestra. Concerts are January 30 & 31, 2015. Our Music Director Richard Pittman told the orchestra of the results at our recent rehearsal

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