Death and A Knight

SAT 11/4 IS SOLD OUT. <20 tickets left for Sunday 11/5!

Kurt Rohde Never was a knight…a singspiel told in vignettes from Cervantes’ Don Quixote for Tenor and Small Ensemble – WEST COAST PREMIERE

Kurt Rohde Death With Interruptions…opera based on the novel by José Saramago with libretto by Thomas Laqueur.  – New Production with original cast 

Read about how composer Kurt Rohde brings voice to center stage.

"Preview: "Left Coast Chamber pairs tales of death and courtly love" -- Joshua Kosman

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.

Featuring Volti, San Francisco's premiere new music chorus!

Kurt Rohde, composer
Nikki Einfeld, soprano (DWI)
Joe Dan Harper, tenor (DWI and Knight)
Daniel Cilli, baritone (DWI)
Matilda Hoffman, conductor
Volti, chorus (DWI)
Bob Geary, chorus director (DWI)
Barbara Heroux, director (DWI)
Jennifer Coates, video (Knight)
David Humphrey, staging (Knight)
Jennifer Gonsalves, costumes
Del Medoff, lighting

Left Coast/Guest Instrumentalists:
Anna Presler, violin
Ilana Blumberg Thomas, violin
Phyllis Kamrin, viola
Tanya Tomkins, cello
Leighton Fong, cello
Karen Rosenak, piano
Eric Zivian, piano
Loren Mach, percussion
Michel Taddei, bass
Jonathan Szin, clarinet
Michael Hernandez, saxophone
Jason Park, trumpet

DWI = Death With Interruptions
Knight = Never was a knight...

Reserved seating, special ticket prices:
Purchase early bird and save $5! Ends November 1.
Standard seating included with a season subscription!

$60 Premium ($55 early bird)
$45 Standard ($40 early bird)
$35 Community ($30 early bird)
$18 Student/Under 35 ($15 early bird, Community)

Doors open an hour before concerts.

Z Space
450 Florida St, San Francisco
Saturday, November 4, 2017, 7:30 PM
Sunday, November 5, 2017, 2:00 PM

Leighton Fong (cello), Nikki Einfeld (soprano) in  Death with Interruptions , 2016

Leighton Fong (cello), Nikki Einfeld (soprano) in Death with Interruptions, 2016

Kurt Rohde and Left Coast Ensemble in 2016 production of  Death with Interruptions

Kurt Rohde and Left Coast Ensemble in 2016 production of Death with Interruptions

Joe Dan Harper in  Death with Interruptions,  2016

Joe Dan Harper in Death with Interruptions, 2016

Death with interruptions PHOTOS

Dress rehearsal photos from 2015 on flickr 
"Best of"dress rehearsal photos from 2015  (resized to 300dpi 5x7)

Image credit: Copyright Tom Killion, used by permission of Artist. Tom Killion  is a print artist and native of the left coast. He creates stunning woodblock prints of the California coast and much more. The banner image is a detail of "Mount Tamalpais, Marin County".