New Century Chamber Orchestra sets concerts for in-person return in 2021-22

Posted on: August 9, 2021

“Violinist Daniel Hope, music director of New Century Chamber Orchestra, is on a tear all over Europe, playing and conducting at … summer music festivals,” writes Janos Gereben in last Tuesday’s (8/3) San Francisco Classical Voice. “Still, the Berlin resident and Zurich Chamber Orchestra music director somehow found time … to put together an unusual season for NCCO next year. He and the 19-member conductorless chamber ensemble will be together once again … for the first time since January 2020…. The season features two co-commissions: the U.S. premiere of Mark-Anthony Turnage’s Violin Concerto, with Hope, and the world premiere of Mark Adamo’s Cello Concerto, with guest leader and soloist Jeff Zeigler…. NCCO Executive Director Richard Lonsdorf [said], ‘Given the rapidly changing health guidance in the past few weeks, New Century … will inform subscribers and ticket holders of the attendance policies in effect closer to the dates of each concert week.’ … Paola Prestini’s From the Bones to the Fossils … and Adamo’s new compositions are inspired by the issue of climate change…. Hope returns to lead the first concerts in 2022” with music by David Diamond, Florence Price, and Copland; Soprano Leah Hawkins will perform songs of the Harlem Renaissance.