New York Viola Society

The New York Viola Society's 2003-2004 Season of
Concerts, Recitals and other Viola Events

The New York Viola Society's Twelfth Season:

October 20, 2003, 7:30 p.m.
Mannes College of Music

Vincent Persichetti - Parable for Solo Viola
Valentina Charlap-Evans, Viola

Leanne Darling - Mirage I (2002) and Aftershock (2001) for Solo Amplified Viola and Boomerang
Leanne Darling, Viola

Stephen Siegel - Midnight's Garden (2002)
Ann Roggen, Viola
Shmuel Katz, Violin

Paul Salerni - "Speaking of Love"
Donald Dal Maso, Viola
Debra Field, Soprano
Paul Salerni, Piano

Joseph Pehrson - "Levitations" for Viola and Piano (2003)
Lev Zhurbin, Viola
Leonard Lehrman, Piano

Benjamin Britten - Lachrymae
Richard O'Neill, Viola
Yi-Fang Huang, Piano

November 17, 2003, 7:30 p.m.
Mannes College of Music

Brian Chen, Viola
Yi-Fang Huang, Piano

Max Reger - Suite No.1, Op. 131d
George Rochberg - Sonata for Viola and Piano (1979)
Arnold Bax - Sonata for Viola and Piano
Efrem Zimbalist - Sarasateana: Tango

January 11, 2004, 4:00 p.m.
Manhattan School of Music

Helen Callus, Viola
Peter Vinograde, Piano

Brahms - Scherzo from FAE Sonata (arranged by Barbara Westphal)
DeFalla - Suite Populaire Espagnole (arranged by Helen Callus)
Prokofiev - Romeo and Juliet Suite (arranged by Vadim Borisovsky)
Rebecca Clarke - Morpheus
Rebecca Clarke - Sonata

January 25, 2004, 2:30 p.m.
Donnell Library Center Auditorium

J.C. Bach - Concerto for Viola(first movement)
Amanda Hall, Viola

Hector Villa-Lobos - Duo for Violin and Viola (first movement)
Cori Tolda, Viola
Heather Sommerlad, Violin

Rebecca Clarke - Prelude, Allegro and Pastorale
Arman Alpyspaev, Viola
Ricardo Morales, Clarinet

Tigran Mansourian - Lachrymae
Joseph Turrin - Fragments
Martin Lodge - Ritual
Timothy Deighton, Viola
Carrie Koffman, Saxophone

Paola Prestini - Sympathique
Melia Watras, Viola

Maurice Wright - Grand Duo for Viola and Percussion
Anthony Simmons, Viola
Harvey Price, Percussion

March 14, 2004, 7:30 p.m.
Manhattan School of Music

Cynthia Phelps, Viola
Yi-Fang Huang, Piano

J.S. Bach - Gamba Sonata #3 in g minor
Paul Hindemith - Sonata op. 25, #1 for Viola Alone
Hendrik Andriessen - Sonatina in one Movement, for Viola and Piano
Arnold Bax - Legend
Julius Rontgen - Sonata in c minor

April 18, 2004, 1 - 6 p.m.
Bloomingdale School of Music

NYVS ViolaFest 2004

An Afternoon of Playing

Throughout the afternoon, participants were able to play through works for ensembles of 3 to 12 violas, including pieces performed at our Collegial and Multiple Viola Concerts.


  • String Secrets. Fan Tao, string developer for D'Addario Strings, spoke about varieties of strings, their tone and other properties, and how to choose them. Fan is currently developing a new A-string for the viola.

Get Together

A reception followed the afternoon's activities. A fine afternoon for old and new friends to get together.


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