Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg Leads New Century Chamber Orchestra At Sewanee

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Acclaimed violinist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg will lead the New Century Chamber Orchestra in concert in the University of the South’s Guerry Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. (CST) Saturday, Jan. 19, as part of the university’s 2012-13 Performing Arts Series. 

The New Century Chamber Orchestra, founded in 1992 in the San Francisco Bay Area, looks for ways to present classical music by combining performances of extraordinary quality with innovative programming. World-renowned violin soloist, chamber musician, and recording artist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg was appointed music director and concertmaster in 2008.

One of only a handful of conductorless ensembles in the world, New Century is comprised of local musicians and those who travel from across the U.S. and Europe to perform together. Musical decisions are made collaboratively by the 19-member string ensemble, resulting in an enhanced level of commitment on the part of the musicians to concerts of remarkable precision, passion and power. 

Tickets are $25 for adults; $20 for seniors; $10 for students, and are available by calling  931.598-1770. More information is online at sewanee.edu/performingarts.


Movie Matinee At Heritage House 'Cyrano de Bergerac'

As part of the Monthly Classic Film Series, Heritage House presents the movie matinee "Cyrano de Bergerac" on Thursday, Nov. 20, at Heritage House Arts and Civic Center, 1428 Jenkins Road. There will be two showings, one at 2 p.m. and one at 7 p.m.  There is free admission and popcorn. In the film, the charismatic swordsman-poet helps another woo the woman he loves in a ... (click for more)

Chattanooga’s Live Music Scene – “Payne” In The Neck Is Gone!

Sunday I wrote about my adventures with a busted up C5 disc rupture on my neck/spine. It was one of the most painful things I ever endured, and I have had kidney stones, so I know all about pain. I haven’t given birth to any kids I am aware of, so I won’t touch that one. (I did live with someone that gave birth to two kids and that had some pain associated with those, however.) ... (click for more)

Chickamauga Lock To Reopen As Soon As Next Thursday

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District  plans to reopen Chickamauga Lock to all navigation traffic as early as next Thursday. An inspection of the upper gate anchorage and a repair plan were completed today. Chickamauga Lock closed on Monday after a routine inspection revealed a crack in the anchorage of the upper gate. Lt. Col. John Hudson, commander ... (click for more)

Downtown Chattanooga Apartment Complex That Brought $3 Million Profit Exempt From Most Taxes Until 2022 Under PILOT

A downtown Chattanooga apartment complex that recently was sold at a $3 million profit is exempt from most property taxes through 2022 under a PILOT (payment in lieu of taxes) agreement.   No payment of school taxes was included in the deal for Walnut Commons at Walnut Street and Aquarium Way.   The only taxes due on the property for the next eight ... (click for more)

A Vote For Education Is Critical In Tennessee

In a state where just 28 percent of eighth graders are proficient in math and 33 percent are proficient in reading according to national assessments, education is deserving of more attention in 2014 elections. Across the country, more parents are making informed decisions about their child’s education, but for Volunteer State parents without resources, choices are difficult to come ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: My Garden In November

As the first day of November arrives today, it is cold enough in my garden to officially certify that fall has fell! There are even signs of ice on the ground but there is a bounty crop of acorns so, in keeping with our monthly tradition, some will get shiny acorns and others will get a chunk of cold ice: A SHINY ACORN for Patriots football coach Bill Belichick for scoffing at ... (click for more)