New Century Chamber Orchestra Announces 2012–13 Season
Music director Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg and the New Century Chamber Orchestra announced this week that the ensemble’s 21st season will include the NCCO’s most extensive national tour to date, a concert series celebrating the centennial of composer Benjamin Britten, and Vivaldi’s beloved The Four Seasons. The 2012–13 season also includes an open-rehearsal series, featuring five rehearsals in San Francisco that will allow audiences to experience the Grammy-nominated conductor-less orchestra’s dynamic and collaborative rehearsal style.
Pianist-composer Lera Auerbach joins New Century for the 2012–13 season as featured composer, a program begun by Salerno-Sonnenberg in her first season as music director (other featured composers have included Mark O’Connor and Ellen Taafe Zwilich).
This week, NSS Music released the documentary and concert video On Our Way: The Journey of Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg and the New Century Chamber Orchestra. The DVD reveals how the soloist and recording artist first partnered with the New Century Chamber Orchestra, and includes concert and behind-the-scenes footage of orchestra members revealing their personal journeys with music.
The 2012–13 season begins September 18 with a performance of Benjamin Britten’s Simple Symphony.