La Mortella is the spectacular subtropical and mediterranean garden developed since 1956 by the late Susana Walton, Argentinian wife of the British composer Sir William Walton.Go
It is near Forio, a village in the Island Ischia, in the bay of Naples. Designed by landscape architect Russell Page, La Mortella is acclaimed as one of the most beautiful private gardens of Italy.Go
In Spring and in Autumn the chamber music recitals are held on Saturdays and Sundays in the indoor Recital Hall.Program
from 4 November 2019 to 2 April 2020During the winter months
Via Francesco Calise, 45
80075 Forio (NA), Italy
La Mortella Gardens were created in 1958 by Lady Susana Walton , the wife of Argentine origin of the English composer Sir William Walton . Today La Mortella belongs to Fondazione William Walton La Mortella, that manages the garden, opens it to the public, takes care of the administration , and is in charge of cultural activities.
Was born in Argentina and received the type of education held to be appropriate for a girl of her social class. She learned to speak English before Spanish, her native tongue, and it was expected that she would become engaged and, after a suitable number of months, marry a young Argentinian of an equal status.
Is considered as one of the greatest English composers of the twentieth century. A determining factor in the development of his career was the patronage of the eccentric Sitwell family (the siblings Edith, Osbert and Sacheverell) who took him under their wing in 1919 when he left Oxford.
During the year there are three different concert seasons: in Spring and in Autumn the chamber music recitals are held on Saturdays and Sundays in the indoor Recital Hall; in Summer the Festival of Youth Orchestras with symphonic concerts held every Thursday evening in the Greek Theatre.