Violas of the world, unite! (You have nothing to lose…)

Moscow has announced a contemporary music festival for violas next month.

Taking its title from Morton Feldman’s work, The Viola in My Life, and organised by violist Sergey Poltava, the festival will match Russian works with pieces by Lutoslawski, Gavin Bryars, Catherine Reed, Steven Snowden, George Pelecis and Fred Rzewski. Most will receive their Russian premiere. Revolutionary stuff.

Details here.

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  • John Borstlap says:

    Is this one of these viola jokes?

  • Robert McCarthy says:

    ‘Fred Rzewsky’? Or Frederic Rzewski?

  • Tim says:

    Reminded me of this slightly surreal video from The Northern California Viola Society’s “ViolaMania” in 2012:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pTuv6k9xXTg

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