Sat May 13, 2023

New Century Chamber Orchestra

Points of Origin

New Century Chamber Orchestra invites you to join them on a series of musical journeys inspired by ideas of the past. Two works explore America’s identity as a melting pot, including Jessie Montgomery’s Banner, a reimagining of the United States national anthem, and Nico Muhly’s Stranger, a song cycle with tenor Nicholas Phan that reflects on the American immigrant experience. British composers offer masterful tributes to their predecessors in two landmark works from the 20th century: Ralph Vaughan Williams’s Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis and Benjamin Britten’s Variations on a Theme by Frank Bridge. The world premiere of a new work by Hannah Kendall rounds out the program.

Daniel Hope
Music Director and Concertmaster

Nicholas Phan



[9’]  Jessie Montgomery: Banner’

[10’]  Hannah Kendall: …I may turn to salt. (World Premiere)

Commissioned by the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, Germany

[26’]  Benjamin Britten: Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge, Op. 10


[14’]  Ralph Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis

[18’]  Nico Muhly: Stranger, for Tenor and String Orchestra (World Premiere)

Co-commissioned by New Century Chamber Orchestra and the Palaver Strings.



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Sat, May 13



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