New Century Chamber Orchestra
The first movement, “Boisterous Bourée” took me straight back to my high school music comp class.
The complexity of this smoky music was immediately gripping.
The New Century Chamber Orchestra, one of only a handful of conductor-less ensembles in the world, was founded in 1992.
The end result was as if Bach had indulged in whatever red-hot psychedelic circulated around Eisenach.
Meyer’s treatment of this work was jaw-dropping.
New Century Chamber Orchestra’s Sea to Shining Sea was a special treat. Samuel Barber’s 1836 Adagio for Strings found its way into our collective unconscious when it was played during a radio broadcast of the 1945 funeral of Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Since that time its been played on radio announcements...