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About New Century

The New Century Chamber Orchestra, one of only a handful of conductor-less ensembles in the world, was founded in 1992. Musical decisions are made collaboratively by the 19-member string ensemble, comprised of both local musicians and those who travel from across the U.S. and Europe to perform together. World-renowned violin soloist, chamber musician, and recording artist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg joined the ensemble as Music Director and Concertmaster in January 2008, bringing “a new sense of vitality and determination, as well as an audacious swagger that is an unmistakable fingerprint of its leader” (Gramophone Magazine).

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