Concerts at a glance
Brilliant Palette | Dec 3 & 5 2016
A Garland for Weinberg | Oct 8 & 9 2017 (Berkeley and San Francisco, 7:30pm)
We celebrate the distinctive Polish composer Mieczysław Weinberg with a performance of his Clarinet Sonata and new works written in tribute to this neglected musician.
Death and A Knight | Nov 4 & 5 2017 (San Francisco, 7:30 and 2:00pm)
Left Coast presents a double feature: The West Coast premiere of Never was a knight... Kurt Rohde’s new work about the interior life of Don Quixote. PLUS A new production of Kurt Rohde and Tom Laqueur’s Death With Interruptions. In this tale by José Saramago, death falls in love with a cellist. Difficult and fascinating complications ensue. The original production sold out two weeks in advance. Don’t miss these two 21st century masterpieces.
Visions de l'Amen | Feb 1 & 3 & 5 2018 (Berkeley x2 and San Francisco, 7:30pm)
Olivier Messiaen’s towering Visions de l’Amen for two pianos, performed by keyboard champions Eric Zivan and Sarah Cahill. Colorful, mystical, and glorious, it sometimes sounds like all the church bells in Paris ringing at once!
Sonnets to Orpheus | Mar 17 & 19 2018 (Berkeley and San Francisco, 7:30pm)
Why do we love the Orpheus myth? It has intrigued composers from every century because music is the story’s true hero, defeating death and despair. Left Coast presents works about Orpheus by Eric Moe, Claudio Monteverdi and others.
A Rare Serenade | May 19 & 21 2018 (Berkeley and San Francisco, 7:30pm)
A rare live performance of Arnold Schoenberg’s Serenade, a witty and deeply satisfying work for guitar, mandolin, two clarinets, strings and baritone.
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