Christmas with Anne Sofie von Otter
New Century Chamber Orchestra celebrates the holidays with debut appearances by internationally renowned mezzo-soprano Anne Sofie von Otter. In celebration of the Christmas season, Anne Sofie von Otter will join New Century for a selection of arias including "Bereite dich, Zion" from J.S. Bach's Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 and "Vedro con mio diletto" from Vivaldi's Giustino, as well as traditional songs, such as White Christmas, O Tannenbaum and A Child is Born. Music Director Daniel Hope will take the stage as soloist in Winter from Vivaldi's The Four Seasons and leads the orchestra for Handel's Concerto Grosso in D minor, Op. 6 No. 10, HWV 328 and Corelli's Concerto Grosso in G minor, Op. 6. No. 8 "Christmas Concerto."
With a career spanning more than three decades, Anne Sofie von Otter has become one of the most acclaimed opera, concert and recording artists in the world. Her 2019-2020 season includes a new role as Countess in Tchaikovsky's Pique Dame at La Monnaie in Belgium; Mahler's Symphony No. 3 with the Swedish Radio Symphony; and Kaija Saariaho's Passion de Simone with the New European Ensemble at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. Regarding her March 2019 Bay Area performances with Philharmonia Baroque, the San Francisco Chronicle said "von Otter tore with beguiling ease through the passagework of 'Iris, hence away' from Semele" while Switzerland's Neue Zurcher Zeitung praised her "softe timbre yet robust stage presence" as L'Opinion Publique in August 2019 performances of Offenbach's Orpheus in the Underworld at the Salzburger Festspiele.
Submitted by the FullCalendar Event Promotion Service
Cost: $30 to $67.50.
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Berkeley, CA 94704