May 10 - 13
Zwilich World Premiere
The New Century Chamber Orchestra is one of the great Bay Area institutions, especially under the dynamic helm of its music director since 2008, Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg. Its most attractive program of the season will be presented in May, featuring Edvard Grieg’s ever-popular Holberg Suite and Arnold Schoenberg’s early and powerful homage to Wagner and redemption, Verklärte Nacht (Transfigured night).
Yet what should be most fascinating on the docket is a new commission by the first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for music, Ellen Taaffe Zwilich. Her work often displays her genial nature, so expect her contribution to the NCCO’s repertoire, titled Commedia Dell’Arte to be a lively and congenial experience.
Jeff Dunn is a freelance critic with a B.A. in music and a Ph.D. in geologic education. A composer of piano and vocal music, he is a member of the National Association of Composers, USA, a former president of Composers, Inc., and has served on the Board of New Music Bay Area. A photomontage enthusiast, he illustrates his own reviews.
- Organization: New Century Chamber Orchestra
- Venue: First Congregational Church - Berkeley
- City: Berkeley
- Date: Thu May 10, 2012 8:00pm
- Price Range: $29-49
- Tickets: 415-357-1111
Fri May 11, 2012 8:00pm
First United Methodist Church
Sat May 12, 2012 8:00pm
Sun May 13, 2012 5:00pm
Osher Marin JCC, Hoytt Theater