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New Century Chamber Orchestra at M-A PAC on Jan. 15

by Linda Hubbard Gulker on January 13, 2013

New Century Chamber Orchestra

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 

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