San Francisco’s premier conductorless ensemble, the Grammy®-nominated New Century Chamber Orchestra relies on the virtuosic skill of each individual – instead of a baton – to achieve its improvisatory sound, with power, color and precision. Hailed as the “best kept secret in San Francisco,” by Sir Simon Rattle, NCCO gives performances that you don’t need prior musical experience to enjoy. World-renowned violin soloist, chamber musician and recording artist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg joined the ensemble as Music Director and Concertmaster in 2008, bringing “a new sense of vitality and determination, as well as an audacious swagger that is an unmistakable fingerprint of its leader,” according to Gramophone magazine. The concert will feature Romanza for Violin & String Orchestra, an edgy, high-intensity three-movement opus written with Salerno-Sonnenberg in mind, by composer William Bolcom. Other works to be performed include Symphony No. 10 in B minor (Mendelssohn), Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5 (Villa Lobos), and Metamorphosen (R. Strauss). This performance will take place at Newlin Hall.
1-887- HIT-SHOW for tickets.