concerto for viola

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concerto for viola explores the interplay between soloist and ensemble, slow rubato and driving mechanical beats, sweetness and sorrow, intimate lyricism and virtuosic spitfire.

I am greatly indebted to violist Sam Bergman of the Minnesota Orchestra for his comments and feedback throughout the writing process, as well as his brilliant performance.

Premiere: Curtis Symphony Orchestra, with Sam Bergman, viola, April 2013

For more information about recordings, scores, and commissions, please contact Erica J. Ball.