Artistic Director: William Boughton
In 2009 the NHSO and the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library of Yale University announced the beginning of the William Walton Project, an exciting collaboration of which include concerts, broadcasts, lectures, and recordings of English composer Sir William Walton's works. This is the largest concentration of performances in one place anywhere in the world of Walton’s music.
The Beinecke houses the Frederick R. Koch Collection of Walton’s Music, which accounts for approximately 98% of Walton’s original manuscripts, serving as the primary source for the Project.
The project’s Artistic Director William Boughton and the NHSO have released the first of a set of three CDs on the life and music of Walton, produced in conjuntion with Nimbus Records. The first CD, featuring Walton's Violin Concerto with Kurt Nikkanen and his Symphony no. 1 was released world-wide in 2010. CLICK HERE to purchase your copy today!
The NHSO is currently raising funds to support the recording of the second William Walton Project CD. Interested in donating? Contact Elaine Carroll, Executive Director or call 203.865.0831 x12.
Italian musicologist and Beinecke Fellow, Paolo Petrocelli, presented a talk on the William Walton Symphonies and Concertos held at the Beinecke Library, as a result of the research conducted in coordination with William Boughton, music director of the New Haven Symphony Orchestra and artistic director of the NHSO Beinecke / Walton Project.