New Century Orchestra Cancels ‘Hope Leads Appalachian Spring’ Performances

By Francisco Salazar

The New Century Chamber Orchestra has canceled its “Hope Leads Appalachian Spring” performances.

The orchestra noted that due to rising COVID-19 cases, it has made the decision to cancel the four concerts which were scheduled to be performed in Berkeley, Rohnert Park, Stanford, and San Francisco. The concerts were expected to take place on Jan. 20, 21, 22, and 23, 2022

The concert was set to star Leah Hawkins and Daniel Hope in a program that includes music by David Diamond, William Grant Still, Harry Lawrence Freeman, Florence Price, Duke Ellington, and Aaron Copland.

The orchestra is offering ticket holders the option to exchange tickets for Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante on May 12-13, donate the tickets and receive a tax deduction for the total value or receive a full refund.