• The two viola sonatas by Darius Milhaud (1892–1974), Op. 240, were written in 1944 at Mills College in Oakland, California, where Milhaud was on the composition faculty. Both of them are short but extremely vivid.
• The Bohuslav Martinů (1890–1959) viola sonata was written in 1955 when the composer was reaching the end of his life. Beautiful in its clear lines, it has two movements. It’s titled “Sonata No.1,” even though the second was was never composed.
• Felix Mendelssohn (1809–1847) composed his viola sonata in C minor, MWV Q 14, in 1824, when he was only 15 years old — but the magnitude of his talent is already obvious in this meticulously detailed work.
Tickets are $0–25, available through Festival Baltimore here.
Plan your visit
UMBC is located about 10 minutes south of the Inner Harbor along I-95. For this event, free visitor parking is available in Lot 8, directly adjacent to the Performing Arts and Humanities Building, where Linehan Concert Hall is located — please see here for additional information.
This event is a production of Music for Minds, Inc., a non-profit organization.