Pianist-composer Lera Auerbach joins New Century for the 2012-13 Season as Featured Composer, a program begun by Salerno-Sonnenberg in her first season as music director. The composer's Sogno di Stabat Mater for Solo Violin, Viola, Vibraphone and String Orchestra, a reworking of the 18th-century Italian sacred work by Giovanni Pergolesi's famous Stabat Mater in which Auerbach filters the old baroque style through a contemporary lens, will be featured on the December concerts. To showcase the ensemble's virtuosic musicians as soloists, the December concerts also feature Vivaldi's beloved The Four Seasons, Handel's Solomon, Entrance of the Queen Sheba and Clarice Assad's Suite for Lower Strings, based on themes of Bach.
Presented by New Century Chamber Orchestra.
$29 to $59.
Thu, 13 Dec at 8:00pm - at 10:00pm
First Congregational Church in Berkeley, 2345 Channing Way