A Historic Unveiling!! Orchestral Version of the Sonata for Viola and Orchestra (1919), premiered June 8, 2007
Submitted anonymously with 72 other works, Clarke’s piece tied for first place with Ernest Bloch’s submission – an unheard of achievement in 1919 for a “woman composer.”
The Rebecca Clarke Society commissioned Ruth Lomon, resident composer and scholar at the Women’s Studies Research Center at Brandeis University, to orchestrate the sonata. Lomon has received commissions from numerous organizations including the Massachusetts Council for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, and New England Arts. More information about the new orchestration is available on this page. We are happy to send copies of the entire score of the Viola Concerto (in PDF format) to interested orchestras; we invite you to be in touch with us.
The Rebecca Clarke Society, Inc.
phone (617) 863-7660 (leave a voice message),
e-mail [email protected] (please include “Clarke” in your subject line)
25 Ellington Rd / Somerville, MA 02144