In advance of an eight state national tour, the New Century Chamber Orchestra is performing a kick-off concert on Tuesday, Jan. 15 at 8:00 pm at the Menlo-Atherton Performing Arts Center in Atherton. Musical sections include:
- Mendelssohn: String Symphony No. 10
- Bolcom: Romanza for Solo Violin and String Orchestra Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, violin
- Villa-Lobos: Aria from Bachianas Brazilieras No. 5
- Strauss: Metamorphosen for 23 Solo Strings
Single concert tickets range in price from $29 to $59 and are on sale through City Box Office: www.cityboxoffice.com or at (415) 392-4400.
The New Century Chamber Orchestra, one of only a handful of conductorless ensembles in the world, was founded in 1992 by cellist, Miriam Perkoff, and violist, Wieslaw Pogorzelski. Musical decisions are made collaboratively by the 19-member string ensemble, including San Francisco Bay Area musicians and those who travel from across the U.S. and Europe to perform together. World-renowned violin soloist, chamber musician and recording artist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg leads from the concertmaster chair.
Photo by Kristin Loken Anstey