A Hampton Roads native returns home as the featured soloist in the season finale of the Virginia Symphony Orchestra’s 2017-18 Williamsburg Classics Series. The concert, which celebrates the music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and William Walton, resonates at CrossWalk Church Friday.
Originally from Chesapeake, violist and Juilliard graduate Andrew Gonzalez serves as the centerpiece for the concert’s interpretation of Walton’s “Viola Concerto.”
“There aren’t that many. It’s an instrument that didn’t really have concertos written for it for many decades,” conductor Benjamin Rous said.
But that began to change during the 20th century, when composers such as Walton embraced the...