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New Century Chamber Orchestra feat Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, violin

Friday, January 25, 2013 | 8:00 pm

Reynolds Industries Theater

“A committed and distinctive performer,” (NY Times), Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg has been a top classical violin soloist since winning the Naumburg International Violin Competition in 1981. Upon becoming the Music Director of the SF Bay Area’s New Century Chamber Orchestra in 2008, she lent its signature rough-hewn musicality “a new sense of vitality and determination, as well as an audacious swagger” (Gramophone Magazine).

Salerno-Sonnenberg performs with and conducts the New Century Chamber Orchestra at Duke Performances, soloing in a William Bolcom violin concerto after an opening Mendelssohn sinfonia. On the second half of the program, Bachianas Brasileiras from Brazil’s Heitor Villa-Lobos leads into the late Metamorphosen of Strauss, a novel and highly personalized work of restless transformations.


MENDELSSOHN: String Symphony No. 10 in B Minor
WILLIAM BOLCOM: Romanza (w/ Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, violin)
VILLA-LOBOS: Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5
STRAUSS: Metamorphosen, Study for 23 Solo Strings