Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg Leads New Century Chamber Orchestra At Sewanee

Tuesday, January 8, 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.


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