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Daniel Hope, Alexey Botvinov

Music For A New Century w/New Century Chamber Orch

Deutsche Grammophon
Release Date: June 16, 2023

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1 Philip Glass: Piano Concerto No. 3 / Movement I  
2 Movement II  
3 Movement III (for Arvo Pärt)  
4 Tan Dun: Double Concerto / I. Misterioso  
5 II. Misterioso  
6 III. Misterioso  
7 Mark-Anthony Turnage: Lament for Solo Violin & Orchestra  
8 Jake Heggie: Overture  
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Celebrating its 30th anniversary this season, New Century Chamber Orchestra has been resident in San Francisco’s Bay Area since its founding in 1992. One of just a handful of conductorless chamber orchestras in the world, the ensemble makes collaborative musical decisions, leading to an enhanced level of engagement from all involved. As well as giving masterful performances of the core chamber repertoire, New Century is known for reviving long-lost gems, experimenting with works from genres such as rock or jazz, and championing new music by commissioning, programming and premiering works by living composers. 

Its commitment to contemporary music has grown even stronger under the leadership of Daniel Hope. The multifaceted artist and musical activist worked with New Century as Artistic Partner in the 2017-18 season, before being appointed Music Director, a role he took up at the start of the 2018-19 season. A shared passion for excellence, innovation and exploration has subsequently informed the performances and other projects both he and New Century have undertaken. 

The latest of these is Music for a New Century, a stunning new recording for Deutsche Grammophon made as part of the ensemble’s 30th-anniversary celebrations. Recorded at Stanford University’s Bing Concert Hall, the album features four recent compositions, all commissioned or co commissioned by New Century. 

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