2016-2017 Season

Subscription Sales and Festival Passes are now available for our 2016-2017 25th Anniversary Season! Please click here to find out more.

Single tickets are available for purchase online at City Box Office or by calling 415.392.4400.

Berkeley, Thursdays, 8pm
First Congregational Church
Sep 15 Nov 10 Mar 16
Palo Alto, Fridays, 8pm
First United Methodist Church
Palo Alto JCC
N/A Nov 11 Mar 17
San Francisco, Saturdays, 8pm
(special 2pm Friday matinee on Sep 16)
Herbst Theatre
Sep 16
Sep 17
Nov 12 Mar 18
San Rafael, Sundays, 5pm
Osher Marin JCC
Sep 18 Nov 13 Mar 19

*PLEASE NOTE: There will be no September performance in Palo Alto. An alternative matinee performance in San Francisco on Friday, September 16 at 2pm will be available as part of any Choose Your Own subscription package.


San Francisco, Herbst Theatre
May 16 May 18 May 20

I: Silver Season Opener

Inon Barnatan 2014- Pianist Photo: Marco BorggreveNadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, Music Director & Concertmaster
Inon Barnatan, Piano
September 15-18, 2016

New Century kicks off its 25th anniversary celebrations with a debut appearance by the New York Philharmonic’s Artist-in-Association, Israeli pianist Inon Barnatan, performing Mozart’s beloved Piano Concerto No. 13 in C Major, K. 415.

II: Ray Chen Leads

Ray Chen credit Sophie ZhaiRay Chen, Guest Concertmaster
November 10-13, 2016

Winner of the Yehudi Menuhin (2008) and Queen Elisabeth (2009) Competitions, Australian/Taiwanese violinist Ray Chen joins New Century as Guest Concertmaster leading a program of Mozart, Elgar and Britten.


III: Americans in Paris

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March 16-19, 2017

New Century welcomes the return of the GRAMMY Award-winning vocal ensemble Chanticleer, with a musical journey through Paris showcasing works by French composers Fauré and Satie and songwriters Piaf and Gershwin.


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Opening Night: New Century Creations

Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, Music Director & Concertmaster
May 16, 2017

The opening night of New Century’s 25th Anniversary Festival honors Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg’s visionary founding and leadership of the FEATURED COMPOSER PROGRAM.


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Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, Soloist & Concertmaster
May 18, 2017

New Century bids farewell to its beloved Music Director Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, in a concert featuring performances of two of her signature concerti: Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E minor and Piazzolla’s Four Seasons of Buenos Aires.



McDermott_cropSilver Jubilee Celebration

Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, Music Director & Concertmaster
May 20, 2017

Join New Century for our biggest concert event of the year as we celebrate 25 years of extraordinary music-making! Pianist Anne Marie-McDermott returns as soloist for the seldom-heard jazz band version of Rhapsody in Blue in an all-Gershwin extravaganza.