PAST CONCERTS

2016-2017

Silver Season Opener | September 15-18, 2016

Anton Webern (transcribed by Gerard Schwarz): Langsamer Satz
W.A. Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 13 in C Major, K 415 - Inon Barnatan, piano
Philip Glass: Symphony No. 3 for String Orchestra
Peter Heidrich: Happy Birthday Variations
 

Ray Chen Leads | November 10-13, 2016

W. A. Mozart: Divertimento in F major, K. 138
Benjamin Britten: Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge for String Orchestra, Op. 10
W. A. Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 3 in G Major - Ray Chen, violin
Edward Elgar: Introduction and Allegro for Strings, op. 47
 

Americans in Paris | March 14-19, 2017

New Century Chamber Orchestra

Eric Satie (arr. Gerard Schwarz): Gymnopedie #1 - Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, violin
Albert Roussel: Allegro from Sinfonietta for String Orchestra

Chanticleer

Ravel: Trois Chansons

New Century Chamber Orchestra

Stravinsky: Apollon Musagete

New Century Chamber Orchestra and Chanticleer

Fauré: Pavane

Chanticleer

Saint-Saëns: Serenade d’Hiver

New Century Chamber Orchestra and Chanticleer

Various, arr. Clarice Assad: French Medley
I. Giacomo Puccini: Musetta's Waltz from La Boheme
II. Cole Porter - I Love Paris
III. Hubert Giraud - Sous Le Ciel de Paris
IV. Jacques Offenbach Infernal Gallop from Orpheus in the Underworld

Chanticleer with Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg and Cortez Mitchell, soloists

Various, arr. Evan Price: Four Cabaret Songs

1. Comment allez-vous, as sung by Blossom Dearie
2. Les Chemins de l'Amour, as sung by Yvonne Printemps
3. J'ai Deux Amours, as sung by Josephine Baker
4. La vie en rose

New Century Chamber Orchestra

 

George Gershwin( arr. Clarice Assad): Suite from An American in Paris

New Century Chamber Orchestra and Chanticleer

G. Gershwin / Cole Porter: Medley

25th Anniversary Festival

New Creations | May 16, 2016

Lera Auerbach (b. 1973): Memoria de la Luz

1.     Primera Luz

Derek Bermel (b.1967): Murmurations

2.     Gliding over Algiers

Jennifer Higdon (b. 1962):

Strings from Concerto for Orchestra
To the Point

Clarice Assad (b. 1978): Impressions

1.     Personas: Theme and Variations
a.     1st Violins
b.     Celli
c.      Bass
d.     2nd Violins
e.     Violas


Mark O’Connor (b. 1961): Song of the Liberty Bell
Ellen Taafe Zwilich (b 1939): Prologue and Variations  
Michael Daugherty (b. 1954): Strut
William Bolcom (b.1938): 3 Rags

2.     The Graceful Ghost
3.     Incineratorag

Farewell to Nadja! | May 18, 2016

Antonio Vivaldi: The Four Seasons
Astor Piazzolla: Four Seasons of Buenos Aires

Silver Jubilee Celebration | May 20, 2016

Selected Works by George Gershwin (1898-1937):

Embraceable You
It Ain't Necessarily So - Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, violin, Anne-Marie McDermott, piano
Nice Work if you can Get it - Efrain Solis, baritone
By Strauss…- Melody Moore, soprano
An American in Paris Suite (Arr. Clarice Assad)
INTERMISSION
Summertime (from Porgy and Bess) (Arr. Jeremy Franklin Goodman) - Melody Moore, soprano
Lady Be Good (Arr. Jeremy Franklin Goodman) - Efrain Solis, baritone
Let's Call the Whole Thing Off (Arr. Jeremy Franklin Goodman) - Melody Moore, soprano, Efrain Solis, baritone
Rhapsody in Blue (Theater Orchestra version) - Anne-Marie McDermott, piano

2015-2016

Letters from Russia | September 17-20, 2015  

Pärt: Trisagion
Jennifer Higdon: Strings from Concerto for Orchestra
Jennifer Higdon: String Lake from All Things Majestic
Jennifer Higdon: To the Point   
Shostakovich: Elegy and Polka
Tchaikovsky: “Letter Scene” from Eugene Onegin - Ailyn Pérez, soprano
Rachmaninoff: Vocalise - Ailyn Pérez, soprano

Holiday Lights | December 17-20, 2015   

New Century Chamber Orchestra

J.S. Bach (Arr. Clarice Assad): Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring from Cantata 208
J.S. Bach (Arr. Assad): Sheep May Safely Graze from Cantata 147

San Francisco Girls Chorus

Traditional / John Jacob Niles: I Wonder as I Wander 

New Century Chamber Orchestra and San Francisco Girls Chorus

Baldassare Galuppi: Dixit Dominus

San Francisco Girls Chorus

Various: Medley of Christmas Carols

New Century Chamber Orchestra and San Francisco Girls Chorus

Charles Gounod (Arr. Assad): O Divine Redeemer

David Krakauer, clarinet soloist

Trad. (Arr. Kathy Tagg): Hanukkah O Hanukkah
Trad. (Arr. David Krakauer): Wedding Dance
Trad. (Arr. Krakauer): Der Gasn Nign (The Street Song)
David Krakauer: Synagogue Wail
Trad. (Arr. Krakauer): Der Heyser Bulgar (The Hot Bulgar)

Hope for Menuhin | February 4-7, 2016   

J. S. Bach: Concerto in D Minor for 2 Violins, Strings and Basso Continuo, BWV 1043 - Daniel Hope and Dawn Harms, violins
Pärt: “Darf ich…” Solo violin, Tubular Bells and Strings - Daniel Hope, violin
Philip Glass:  “Echorus” for 2 Violins and Strings - Daniel Hope and Iris Stone, violins
Mendelssohn: Concerto in D minor for Violin and Strings - Daniel Hope, violin
Vivaldi: Concerto in A minor for 2 Violins, RV 522 - Daniel Hope and Candace Guirao, violins
El-Khoury:  Unfinished Journey – in memorium Yehudi Menuhin - Daniel Hope, violin
Takemitsu: Nostalgia for Solo Violin and Strings - Daniel Hope, violin
Bartók:  Six Romanian Folk Dances

Delight in Dancing | May 5-8, 2016   

Khachaturian: Sabre Dance from Gayaneh
Jennifer Higdon: Dance Card (World Premiere Commission)
Stravinsky: Apollon musagète
R. Strauss (Arr. Clarice Assad): Dance of the Seven Veils from Salome

2014-2015

Carmen Returns | September 11-14, 2014

Bizet/ Shchedrin: Carmen Suite
Pärt: Fratres
Bermel: A Short History of the Universe (as related by Nima Arkani-Hamed) - Derek Bermel, clarinet
Bermel: Oct Up
Bermel: Silvioudades - Derek Bermel, clarinet - Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, violin

Holiday Favorites | December 18-21, 2014

Handel: Arrival of the Queen of Sheba from Solomon
Corelli: Concerto Grosso in G minor, Op. 6, No. 8, Christmas Concerto
Vivaldi: Winter from The Four Seasons - Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, violin
Bach: Brandenburg Concerto Number 3
Rutter: Nativity Carol
Mozart: Engel Gottes Kunden
Handel: Unto us a child is born and Hallelujah from Messiah (arr. Assad)
Vaughan Williams: Winter from Folksongs of the Four Seasons
Cesar Antonovich Cui: Radiant Stars
Traditional: Christmas Carols

Dicterow Leads Brahms and Mozart | March 5-8, 2015

Mozart: Divertimento in D Major K. 136
Grieg: Two Nordic Melodies, Op. 63
Holst: St. Paul’s Suite, Op. 29, No. 2
Brahms: Sextet for Strings No. 1 in Bb Major, Op. 18

Schubert and Stravinsky Masterpieces | May 28-31, 2015

Stravinsky: Pulcinella Suite
Bermel: Murmurations (Featured Composer Commission)
Schubert/ Mahler: String Quartet in D Minor D. 810, Death and the Maiden

2013-2014

Daugherty Perspectives | September 26-29, 2013

Daugherty: Viva for solo Violin - Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, violin
Daugherty: Viola Zombie for two violas
Daugherty: Regrets Only for violin, cello, and piano
Daugherty: Elvis Everywhere for string quartet and pre-recorded sound
Daugherty: Strut for string orchestra
Suk: Serenade for string orchestra in E-flat Major, Op.6

Legacies and Concertos | November 20-24, 2013

Jones: Elegy Tchaikovsky: Andante Cantabile Susan Babini, cello
Arensky: Variations on a Theme of Tchaikovsky
Assad: Dreamscapes Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, violin
Daugherty: Fallingwater for solo violin and strings Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, violin World Premiere Commission

Donizetti's Rita | February 12-16, 2014

Strauss (arr. Lindstrom): Overture to Die Fledermaus
Mascagni (arr. Assad): Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana
Verdi: Prestissimo from String Quartet in E minor
Massenet (arr. Assad): Meditation from Thais Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, violin
Donizetti: Rita Maria Valdes, Rita Thomas Glenn, Beppe Efraín Solís, Gasparo Eugene Brancoveanu, Director, Script, Production Design

Atlantic Crossing | March 20-25, 2014

New Century Chamber Orchestra

Fritz Kreisler: Midnight Bells 
Miklós Rózsa: Allegro Giusto from Concerto for String Orchestra, Op. 17
Béla Bartók: Romanian Folk Dances
   I. Jocul cu bâtă
   II. Brâul
   III. Pe loc
   IV. Buciumeana
   V. Poarga Românească
   VI. Mărunțel

Chanticleer

Jacques Offenbach/ Julius Hopp (arr. Erwin Bootz/ Comedian Harmonists): Barcarole aus “Hoffmanns Erzählungen”
Trad. (arr. H. Frommermann/ Comedian Harmonists): In einem kühlen Grunde
Béla Bartók: Four Old Hungarian Folksongs
Paul Hindemith: Selections from Six Chansons

  • O La Biche
  • Un Cygne
  • Puisque tout passe

Milton Ager/ Jack Yellen (arr. Harry Frommermann/ Comedian Harmonists): Wochenend’ und Sonnenschein 
Kurt Weill: My Ship
Vincent Youmans/ Irving Caesar (arr. H. Frommermann/ Comedian Harmonists): Tea for Two  
Harold Arlen (arr. H. Frommermann/ Comedian Harmonists): Stormy Weather 

Tutti

Kurt Weill (arr. Clarice Assad): Mack the Knife
George Gershwin (arr. C. Assad): Medley 

  • It Ain't Necessarily So
  • Summertime
  • Bess, You Is My Woman Now
  • There's a Boat Dats Leavin Soon for New York
  • Duke Ellington/ Billy Strayhorn (arr. C. Assad): Medley  
  • Lush Life
  • East St. Louis Toodle-oo
  • Take the A Train
  • It Don't Mean a Thing

2012-2013

Benjamin Britten Centennial | September 18-23, 2012

Britten: Simple Symphony
Bartok: Divertimento
Britten: Les Illuminations Melody Moore, soprano

Soloists of New Century | December 12-16, 2012

Handel: Solomon, Entrance of the Queen of Sheba
Auerbach: Sogno di Stabat Mater for Solo Violin, Viola, Vibraphone and String Orchestra Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, violin Jenny Douglass, viola
Assad: Suite for Strings, based on themes of Bach
Vivaldi: The Four Seasons

National Tour Kick-Off | January 13 & 15, 2013

Mendelssohn: String Symphony No. 10
Bolcom: Romanza for Solo Violin and String Orchestra Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, violin
Villa-Lobos (arr: Assad): Aria from Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5
Strauss: Metamorphosen for 23 Solo Strings

Anne-Marie McDermott Returns | April 3-7, 2013

Golijov: Last Round Mozart: Piano Concerto in A Major, K. 414 Anne-Marie McDermott, piano
Chausson: Concert for Piano, violin and string quartet, Op. 21 Anne-Marie McDermott, piano Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, violin

Auerbach World Premiere | May 23-26, 2013

Auerbach: String Symphony (Memoria de la luz) World Premiere Commission
Wagner: Siegfried Idyll
Haydn: Symphony No. 45 “Farewell”

2011-2012

Carmen Revisited | September 22-25, 2011

Bloch: Concerto Grosso for String Orchestra with Piano Obbligato Miles Graber, piano
Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in D minor for Violin and Orchestra Stuart Canin, violin
Shchedrin: Carmen Suite

20th Anniversary Gala: Tour Kick-Off Celebration | November 5, 2011

Rossini: Sonata in G Major
Barber: Adagio for Strings
Bolcom: Romanza for Violin and String Orchestra Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, violin Mendelssohn: Octet in E-flat Major

Celebrate the Holidays | December 13-18, 2011

Zwilich: Prologue and Variations
Haydn: Violin Concerto in G Major, Hob. VIIa: 4 Krista Bennion Feeney, violin
Corelli: Christmas Concerto Brahms: Hungarian Dances

Sounds from the Bay Area | March 1-4, 2012

Getty: Ancestor Suite
Price: Emergence (World Premiere)
Marshall: Concerto for Mandolin and Strings Mike Marshall, Mandolin
Vivaldi: Concerto for Mandolin in C Major Caterina Lichtenberg, Mandolin
Adams: Shaker Loops

Zwilich World Premiere | May 10-13, 2012

Grieg: Holberg Suite
Zwilich: Commedia dell'Arte (World Premiere Commission) Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, violin
Schoenberg: Verklärte Nacht Heidrich: Happy Birthday Variations

2010-2011

An Evening with Edgar Meyer | September 23-26, 2010

Rossini: Sonata No. 1 in G major
Bottesini: Concerto for String Bass No. 2 in B minor Edgar Meyer, bass
Mahler: Adagietto from Symphony No. 5
Shostakovich (arr. Barshai): Chamber Symphony in C minor (Op. 110a)

Waltzing in Appalachia | November 18-21, 2010

Bach (arr. Sitkovetsky): Goldberg Variations
Mark O’Connor: Song of the Liberty Bell
Mark O’Connor: Strings and Threads Mark O’Connor, violin
Mark O’Connor: Appalachia Waltz

Tour Kick-Off Concert | Saturday, January 29, 2011

Wolf (arr. Drew): Italian Serenade Bartók: Romanian Folk Dances
Piazzolla (arr. Desyatnikov): The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires
Tchaikovsky: Serenade for Strings in C major, op. 48

Mastery of Schubert | March 24-27, 2011

Bach: Violin Concerto in E major Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, violin
Schubert (arr. Assad): Lieder An den Mond, D. 259 An den Mond, D. 296 Gretchen am Spinnrade, D. 118 Sehnsucht, D. 636, Op. 39 Melody Moore, soprano
Mendelssohn: Octet in E-flat major, Op. 20

O'Connor World Premiere | May 19-22, 2011

Edward Elgar: Larghetto from Serenade for Strings in E minor, op. 20
Edward Elgar: Introduction and Allegro
Frank Bridge: Sir Roger de Coverly
Mark O’Connor: Elevations (World Premiere Commission)
Alfred Schnittke: Moz-art a la Haydn

2009-2010

Pictures at an Exhibition: New Traditions | September 10-13, 2009

J.S. Bach (arr. Starr): Chaconne (from Partita No. 2 for Violin, BWV 1004)
J.S. Bach (arr. Reitz): Concerto for Violin in D minor (transcribed from BWV 1052) Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, violin
Mussorgsky (arr. Assad): Pictures at an Exhibition

Bolcom Meets Strauss | November 19-22, 2009

Bolcom: Serenata Notturna for Oboe & Strings Laura Griffiths, oboe
Bolcom: Three Rags for Strings
R. Strauss: Metamorphosen for 23 solo strings

Serenades and Dances | March 4-7, 2010

Wolf: Italian Serenade
Dvořák: Serenade for Strings
Britten: Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings, op. 31 Brian Thorsett, tenor Kevin Rivard, horn
Bartók: Romanian Folk Dances

Sea to Shining Sea | May 5-9, 2010

Barber: Adagio for Strings
Bolcom: Romanza violin concerto (World Premiere Commission) Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, violin
Copland: Appalachian Spring (chamber version for 13 instruments) Copland: Hoe-Down from Rodeo

2008-2009

Nadja Plays Piazzolla: The Sounds of Brazil & Argentina | September 11-16, 2008

Clarice Assad: Impressions, Suite for Chamber Orchestra (World Premiere Commission)
Alberto Ginastera: Glosses on Themes by Pablo Casals Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, violin
Astor Piazzolla (arr. Leonid Desyatnikov): Four Seasons of Buenos Aires Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, violin
Heitor Villa-Lobos (arr. Clarice Assad): Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5

Celebrate the Holidays | December 11-14, 2008

George Fredrich Handel: Entrance of the Queen of Sheba from Solomon
Johann Sebastian Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F major, BWV 1047
Johann Sebastian Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D major, BWV 1050 Pedro de Cristo: Quaeramus cum Pastoribus
Antoine Brumel: Noe, Noe
Dietrich Buxtehude: Das neugeborne Kindelein
Morten Lauridsen, arr. Clarice Assad: O Magnum Mysterium
Traditional, arr. Clarice Assad: An International Holiday Medley

Program features Melody Moore, soprano Schola Cantorum San Francisco, Paul Flight, Artistic Director Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, violin Jung-Hae Kim, harpsichord Laura Griffiths, oboe Jan Ketchum, flute Bill Williams, trumpet

The Glory of Russia | March 5-8, 2009

Prokofiev (arr. Rudolf Barshai): Visions Fugitives, Op. 22 Anne-Marie McDermott, piano
Shostakovich: Piano Concerto No. 1 in C minor, Op. 35 Anne-Marie McDermott, piano Adam Luftman, trumpet
Tchaikovsky: Souvenir de Florence

Shadows and Light | May 14-19, 2009

Mozart: Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
Bernard Herrmann: Psycho Suite
Borodin: Nocturne
Clarice Assad: Dreamscape (World Premiere Commission) Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, violin Strauss (arr. Mats Lidstrom): Die Fledermaus Suite