Sunday 16 Feb 2020, 7.30pmThe Marlowe, Canterbury

Venue Box Office: 01227 787787

Angus Webster conductor

Timothy Ridout viola

Opener TBC

Walton Viola Concerto [1962 rev. version]


Brahms Symphony No. 2

Two contrasting works feature in a colourful programme of Walton and Brahms.

Brahms’ sunny Second Symphony came hot on the heels of his eagerly awaited First: ‘the melodies flow so freely that one must be careful not to trample on them’, Brahms wrote as he composed from the idyllic surroundings of the Austrian lakeside village of Pörtschach.

In the first half, enjoy Walton’s fiery Viola Concerto – a piece so popular at its premiere that The Manchester Guardian’s critic said that it was tempting to call the concerto the best thing in recent music of any nationality.


  • Prices: £49; £39; £30; £21; £15
  • Discounts: subscription discounts available; £10 'Discovery' tickets available for ages 16-26; concession discounts available
  • Running time: 105 minutes, including 20 minute interval
  • Recommended age: from 7+