Internationally acclaimed violinist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg will perform at UNCG’s Aycock Auditorium on Friday, Oct. 23, at 8 p.m. as part of the 2015-16 University Performing Arts Series.
Salerno-Sonnenberg will perform alongside the UNCG Symphony Orchestra and the Gate City Camerata, a professional-level faculty/student string ensemble. She will play two classic pieces: “Violin Concerto No. 1 in G Minor” by Max Bruch and “The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires” by Astor Piazzolla.
“Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg is one of the best violinists in the world right now,” said Marjorie Bagley, professor of violin at UNCG’s School of Music, Theatre and Dance. “We’re thrilled that she is coming to UNCG. She’s a different level of musician than most people get to hear.”
Salerno-Sonnenberg has enjoyed highly successful careers in both the solo and music chamber worlds. Widely recognized for her work on the concert stage, in the recording studio and as music director of the San Francisco-based New Century Chamber Orchestra, she is praised for her compelling, emotional performances. Salerno-Sonnenberg continues to expand the offerings of her record label NSS Music, a label that includes pianist Anne-Marie McDermott, horn player John Cerminaro and conductor Marin Alsop.
She has been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post and The Huffington Post, among others, with The Washington Post calling her “one of the few classical artists who must be experienced in person.”
According to Bagley, this performance is the opportunity of a lifetime for students.
“A lot of my most meaningful learning took place when I had the chance to play next to great musicians,” Bagley said. “I know our students will have the same kind of experience.”
Ticket prices are $25 for adults, $23 for seniors, $15 for UNCG employees, $10 for non-UNCG students and $5 for UNCG students. Tickets can be purchased online at http://performingarts.uncg.edu/upas/ or by calling the Triad Stage Box Office at 336-272-0160.
Story by Alyssa Bedrosian, University Relations
Photography by Kristin Hoebermann