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Thursday, January 28, 2016

Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg and Mark O'Connor perform at Loyola University Jan. 30

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  • Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg

Acclaimed violinist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg is Loyola University's first resident artist in music, and began a two-year stay in September 2015. On Saturday, Jan. 30, she's joined by Mark O'Connor for a concert with the Loyola Symphony Orchestra. The program includes original works by O'Connor, such as Overture to Queen Anne's Revenge and the Double Violin Concerto, which he wrote for Salerno-Sonnenberg. Video of the duo performing O'Connor's Double Violin Concerto with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra is after the jump.

Salerno-Sonnenberg won the Walter W. Naumburg International Violin Competition in 1983. She was awarded an Avery Fisher Career Grant in 1983 and in 1999 won the Avery Fisher Prize. She directs the New Century Chamber Orchestra.

O'Connor is an innovative string player and composer, and has released more than 30 albums.

The concert is at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Loyola University's Louis J. Roussel Performance Hall. 

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