Some Serious Fun

 composers from left: Laura Schwendinger, Steve Horowitz, Michael-Thomas Foumai, Moritz Eggert (with Henze), Scott Lindroth

composers from left: Laura Schwendinger, Steve Horowitz, Michael-Thomas Foumai, Moritz Eggert (with Henze), Scott Lindroth

MILL VALLEY 142 Throckmorton Theatre • Thursday 1/30/2014 at 8:00pm buy tickets
SAN FRANCISCO SF Conservatory of Music • Monday 2/3/2014 at 8:00pm buy tickets

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart • Trio in E-flat Major for Clarinet, Viola, and Piano, Kegelstatt
Michael-Thomas FoumaiScat for Flute, Clarinet, Violin, Viola, and Cello 2013 LCCE Composition Contest winner/WEST COAST PREMIERE
Scott Lindroth • Yield to Total Elation for Flute, Viola, and Guitar
Steve Horowitz • New Work for Chamber Ensemble WORLD PREMIERE
György KurtágSigns, Games, and Messages for String Trio
Moritz EggertPong 2003 LCCE Composition Contest winner
Laura Schwendinger • High Wire Act for Flute, Violin, Viola, Cello, and Piano

Games inspired this program, which includes LCCE 2003 Composition Contest Winner Moritz Eggert’s Pong, a charming musical rendering of the 1972 Atari game, as well as Mozart’s E-flat Trio, nicknamed “Kegelstatt,” or “Billiards,” and  György Kurtág’s Signs Games and Messages. Risk and competition come into play with Laura Schwendinger’s High Wire Act, and LCCE 2013 Composition Contest Winner Michael-Thomas Foumai’s Scat.  Local star Steve Horowitz, who teaches a course on writing music for games, is contributing a brief new trio. We also hear Scott Lindroth’s musical parallel of the imaginary world envisioned by Achilles Rizzoli, in Yield to Total Elation.

Reviews

Left Coast Chamber Ensemble serves up a delightful program of 'serious fun' by Stephen Smoliar, SF Examiner