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The Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg era at the New Century Chamber Orchestra is over, and on Thursday night, with a suave and often forceful concert in Berkeley's First Congregational Church, a new chapter in the ensemble's 26-year history began.

It seems a little extreme to dub this the Daniel Hope era, if only because the British violinist hasn't been named music director, the position from which Salerno-Sonnenberg stepped down in May after a starry nine-year tenure. Instead, Hope...

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