Courtney Lewis Conductor
Adelya Nartadjieva Violin
Edward ELGAR In the South
Ralph VAUGHAN WILLIAMS The Lark Ascending
William WALTON Symphony No. 1
Concertmaster Adelya Nartadjieva takes center stage for Vaughan Williams’ soaring The Lark Ascending. Elgar’s love letter to Italy and its musical traditions opens the program with its sunny, Mediterranean-inspired themes. In a powerful conclusion, the bold and innovative use of orchestral color in Walton’s First Symphony draws this dynamic program to a sonorous, thrilling close.