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Daniel Hope makes notable NCCO debut with Max Richter's Recomposed / SFCV

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Violinist Daniel Hope has been soloist, first violinist, guest conductor, and "artistic partner" with the ensemble, and yet when he leads the New Century Chamber Orchestra Feb. 7-10, it will be a notable debut, his first appearance as new music director. The NCCO's theme is "recomposition," with Max Richter's Recomposed: Vivaldi – The Four Seasons, from Hope's 2012 bestselling Deutsche Grammophon album. Rather than variations on a theme, Richter's work discards most of Vivaldi's original material, phasing and looping what remains, and emphasizing Richter's own style grounded in minimalism and contemporary electronica.

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