Sunday 12 Feb 2017, 3pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

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John Wilson conductor

Lawrence Power viola

Elgar Cockaigne (In London Town)

Anderson Prayer

Walton Viola Concerto

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Vaughan Williams A London Symphony

Elgar’s ‘Cockaigne’, an old nickname for London, or the ‘land of the Cockneys’, is in Elgar’s own words ‘cheerful and Londony – stout and steaky’. Forming a meditative prequel to Walton’s fiery Viola Concerto, Lawrence Power performs Julian Anderson's Prayer for Solo Viola. Finally, Vaughan Williams’s own portrait of London: a misty river Thames, Bloomsbury Square on a November afternoon, the busy, bright lights on the Strand and the echoing chimes of Westminster.

1.30pm Free pre-concert talk

This concert is supported by the Principal Friends of the Philharmonia

This concert is part of the series