International Viola damore Society
The International Viola damore Society is the continuation of the Viola damore Society of America. It is a wonderful organisation directed by Dr Myron Rosenblum and Dr Daniel Thomason. Every two years, international players gather in Europe or America to play and listen and meet historians, composers and luthiers. These congresses are fascinating, and I have been fortunate in attending and playing at many of them, most recently in 2018.
An example of the repertoire I tend to play there is this programme from 2010, when I played Gordon Tonsons Balletto Solenne, based in an early Italian ballet, York Bowens Introduction and Allegro and his Caprice, arrangements by Montagu Cleeve of Estrellita and Kreislers Menuett in Elaine Fines 3 Dances for 5 Violas damore.
The web site for the International Viola damore Society is: violadamoresociety.org.