Matson stunning

Melissa Matson stunning in West Coast Premiere of orchestrated Viola Sonata

The Feb. 18-19, 2012 performances of Clarke’s Viola Sonata (as orchestrated by Ruth Lomon) were a thrilling success.  Violist Melissa Matson was, by all accounts, absolutely stunning as the soloist in the performance with the North State Symphony (of California).  The concerts took place to near-capacity audiences In Chico and Redding, CA, directed by Maestro Kyle Wiley Picket.

We are happy to offer excerpts of the performance, recorded live!

Sonata for Viola and Orchestra, Rebecca Clarke (1919), orchestrated by Ruth Lomon.  Movement I — Impetuoso
Movement II — Vivace
Movement III — Adagio  (Clarinet solo Russell Burnham)
Movement III — (continued — Adagio, Allegro, Agitato

Melissa Matson, violist