Please note: In order to better accommodate the artists and audience, the New Century Chamber Orchestra concert featuring musical director and violinist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg has been moved from Page Auditorium to Reynolds Industries Theater in the Bryan University Center. No changes have been made to the date, time or concert program.
For patrons who purchased tickets to the concert before Friday, January 11: The Duke University Box Office staff has reassigned all previous ticket-holders seats in Reynolds Theater comparable to the seats purchased for Page Auditorium. New tickets will be mailed to patrons at the address on file as of January 11. Tickets that were being held at will call will continue to be held at the Box Office. Your original tickets will NOT be valid for entry. If you have questions about your new tickets, you may contact the University Box Office at 919-684-4444 or email@example.com. All new tickets purchased will be for Reynolds Theater.
"A committed and distinctive performer," (NY Times), Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg has been a top classical violin soloist since winning the Naumburg International Violin Competition in 1981. Upon becoming the Music Director of the SF Bay Area's New Century Chamber Orchestra in 2008, she lent its signature rough-hewn musicality "a new sense of vitality and determination, as well as an audacious swagger" (Gramophone Magazine).
Salerno-Sonnenberg performs with and conducts the New Century Chamber Orchestra at Duke Performances, soloing in a William Bolcom violin concerto after an opening Mendelssohn sinfonia. On the second half of the program, Bachianas Brasileiras from Brazil’s Heitor Villa-Lobos leads into the late Metamorphosen of Strauss, a novel and highly personalized work of restless transformations.
MENDELSSOHN: String Symphony No. 10 in B Minor
WILLIAM BOLCOM: Romanza (w/ Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, violin)
VILLA-LOBOS: Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5
STRAUSS: Metamorphosen, Study for 23 Solo Strings