New Century Chamber Orchestra

San Francisco Performances presents the Danish String Quartet in its San Francisco debut on Feb. 19 (Courtesy Caroline Bettenco)

Winter 2018 Arts Preview: Classical

Chamber music and oratorios, symphony concerts and intimate recitals with top artists…

San Francisco Performances presents the Danish String Quartet in its San Francisco debut on Feb. 19 (Courtesy Caroline Bettenco)
“Dream,” a public installation by Ana Teresa Fernández commissioned by Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, get its unveiling at Alemany Farmer’s Market. (Courtesy Gizmo Art Production/
“Dream,” a public installation by Ana Teresa Fernández commissioned by Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, get its unveiling at Alemany Farmer’s Market. (Courtesy Gizmo Art Production/
San Francisco Performances opens its season with mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard performing an All-Bernstein Centennial program on Oct. 1 at Herbst Theatre. (Courtesy  Becca Fay)

Fall 2017 Arts Preview: Classical

Virtuosity abounds – with chamber ensembles, orchestras, soloists and grand opera. Here…

San Francisco Performances opens its season with mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard performing an All-Bernstein Centennial program on Oct. 1 at Herbst Theatre. (Courtesy  Becca Fay)
New Century Chamber Orchestra’s varied 25th anniversary programs this week include a farewell to music director and violin soloist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg on May 18, featuring Vivaldi's "Four Seasons,"

May 17-18: Sordid Lives, Fellini’s Rome, Gordon Ball, SF Symphony with Roberto Abbado, Sweet Spirit, New Century Chamber Orchestra

WEDNESDAY, MAY 17 Sordid Lives: New Conservatory Theatre Center’s San Francisco premiere…

New Century Chamber Orchestra’s varied 25th anniversary programs this week include a farewell to music director and violin soloist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg on May 18, featuring Vivaldi's "Four Seasons,"
Award-winning writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie told a Dutch newspaper that her feminism, and that of Beyonce, are different. (Courtesy Facebook)

Scoop: Chimamanda Adichie doesn’t feel beholden to Beyoncé

It took awhile to go public, but Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie…

Award-winning writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie told a Dutch newspaper that her feminism, and that of Beyonce, are different. (Courtesy Facebook)
New York-based pianist Inon Barnatan appears with the New Century Chamber Orchestra in the Bay Area. (Courtesy Marco Borggreve)

Pianist Inon Barnatan joins NCCO for ‘Silver Season Opener’

The New Century Chamber Orchestra is kicking off its 25th season with…

New York-based pianist Inon Barnatan appears with the New Century Chamber Orchestra in the Bay Area. (Courtesy Marco Borggreve)
Pianist Sarah Cahill plays contemporary works in a recital at Hotel Rex presented by San Francisco Performances. (Courtesy Marianne La Rochelle)
Pianist Sarah Cahill plays contemporary works in a recital at Hotel Rex presented by San Francisco Performances. (Courtesy Marianne La Rochelle)
COURTESY CHRIS LEEViolinist Glenn Dicterow makes his first San Francisco appearance since his retirement from the New York Philharmonic in New Century Chamber Orchestra concerts this week.

N.Y. Phil's Glenn Dicterow plays with New Century

Although he occupied one of the most prestigious positions in the classical…

COURTESY CHRIS LEEViolinist Glenn Dicterow makes his first San Francisco appearance since his retirement from the New York Philharmonic in New Century Chamber Orchestra concerts this week.
courtesy photoCurrent and past Adler Fellows Efrain Solis

New Century Chamber Orchestra ventures into opera

In a novel and promising enterprise, a chamber-music ensemble is presenting an…

courtesy photoCurrent and past Adler Fellows Efrain Solis
courtesy photoNew Century Chamber Orchestra presents the world of a piece by American composer Michael Daugherty.

New Century Chamber Orchestra premieres Michael Daugherty’s ‘Fallingwater’

Like Aaron Copland, considered by many the guiding light of American composers,…

courtesy photoNew Century Chamber Orchestra presents the world of a piece by American composer Michael Daugherty.
Courtesy PhotoComposer Lera Auerbach

Musical phenom does it all

It is no exaggeration to call 2013 the “Era of Lera” in…

Courtesy PhotoComposer Lera Auerbach