Spring Gala: A Night Out with Left Coast Chamber Ensemble!

Cellist Leighton Fong Photo: Vivian Sachs

Cellist Leighton Fong
Photo: Vivian Sachs

You are invited to join us Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 6:00pm at the Ansel Adams House in San Francisco for a night out. Left Coast’s own Leighton Fong will present Schubert’s stunning Arpeggione Sonata in the intimate and warm acoustic of this historic private home.

Wine, a light supper, and dessert provided.
Complimentary Valet Parking.

Minimum donation of $150 per person. To RSVP you may donate now online or contact us if you’d like to pay in person at the door

There will be a brief live auction and Fund-A-Need in support of Left Coast’s season offerings and education initiatives.

Auction Items

We’re offering up a few unique treats in support of Left Coast:

  • Left Coast to Go!
    Acclaimed early music cellist Tanya Tomkins delights at your next party with selections from Bach’s Solo Cello Suites.
    Starting Bid: $250

  • Left Coast to Go!
    Eric Zivian and Anna Presler playing Janacek's dramatic Sonata for Violin and Piano. The home concert would be scheduled at a time of mutual convenience for the winning bidder and the musicians on a date after September 15, 2019.
    Starting Bid: $250


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Leighton Fong, longtime member of LCCE, is Principal Cellist of the California Symphony. He plays regularly with Eco Ensemble and Empyrean Ensemble, and was a member of the SF Contemporary Players. Leighton studied at the SF Conservatory, the New England Conservatory, the Bern Conservatory in Switzerland, and the Royal Danish Conservatory in Copenhagen, Denmark. He has taught at UC Berkeley since 1997.


Contact Managing Director Susan Thieme if you have questions at susan@leftcoastensemble.org.

Limited availability!

banner image: Lena Zentall