The New World Symphony and Michael Tilson Thomas present Viola Visions
October 14, 2019 - October 19, 2019
Miami Beach, FL United States

The New World Symphony, America’s Orchestral Academy (NWS) and Michael Tilson Thomas (MTT) present Viola Visions—a five-day celebration of the viola featuring the instrument’s most prodigious artists in concerts, master classes and seminars. Renowned performers and educators Roberto Díaz, Kim Kashkashian, Matthew Lipman, Cynthia Phelps, Nadia Sirota, Jonathan Vinocour and Tabea Zimmermann will join NWS Fellows and alumni in performances of viola-centric works led by MTT.

Premiere of major new viola concerto
October 19, 2019
Champaign, IL United States

Violist Csaba Erdelyi and the Sinfonia da Camera conducted by Ian Hobson will give the premiere of David DeBoor Canfield's Concerto after Elgar for Viola and Orchestra, the composer's attempt to write a large-scale Romantic viola concerto.

Violas Unite! at Northern Illinois University
November 16, 2019
Dekalb, IL United States

Join Professor Anthony Devroye of the Avalon String Quartet and the NIU Viola Studio for Violas Unite! Meet violists from the region, take part in workshops on technique and musical interpretation, learn practical tips on the care and feeding of every aspect of your instrument, and listen to and play in an all-viola recital. Bring your viola, prepare your part, and open your eyes and ears, we’ll take care of all the rest (including feeding you dinner). Ideal for high school and undergraduate viola students, also amateur players and students of all ages.