New Century Chamber Orchestra continues its 25th Anniversary Season celebrations with the return of Chanticleer, "the world's reigning men's chorus" (The New Yorker). Following a highly successful, first-time collaboration in 2014, New Century and Chanticleer will present "Americans in Paris" featuring a program of works that includes a suite from Gershwin's An American in Paris, selections from Stravinsky's Apollon Musagete and a variety of works by French composers including Ravel, Saint-Saens, Faure and Satie.
Embarking on a musical journey across France, New Century begins the evening with a Gerrard Schwarz arrangement of Satie's Gymnopedie No. 1 and will be featured in further works for string orchestra including a suite from Gershwin's An American in Paris, arranged by 2008-2009 Featured composer Clarice Assad, the final two movements from Stravinsky's Apollon Musagete and the third movement of Roussel's Sinfonietta. Chanticleer takes to the stage with Ravel's Trois Chansons, Saint-Saens' Serenade d'hiver and Four Cabaret Songs arranged by Bay Area composer and violinist Evan Price. Both ensembles will join forces throughout the evening in further works arranged by Clarice Assad including Faure's Pavane, a French Medley and a medley of songs by Gershwin and Porter.
Partnering with some of the Bay Area's premiere organizations is one of many initiatives that Music Director Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg introduced throughout her nine year tenure with New Century. In addition to Chanticleer, these collaborations have included the San Francisco Opera Center's Adler Fellows, San Francisco Girls Chorus and Schola Cantorum.
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