25th Anniversary Gala!

You are invited to join us Sunday, September 24, 2017 at 6:00pm at the Swedenborgian Church (2107 Lyon St.) in San Francisco. Mozart's Clarinet Quintet, featuring Jerome Simas, will be performed by Left Coast in the intimate and warm acoustic of Bernard Maybeck's unique church design. 

Wine and dessert will be provided. Valet parking will be available.

Minimum donation of $150 per person. You may DONATE NOW online or in person at the door (checks preferred at door). 

2017-18 Season Announced

Left Coast is thrilled to invite you to our 25th season. Season tickets are on sale now.

1. A Garland for Weinberg

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.

2. Death and A Knight

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.

3. Visions de l'Amen

Olivier Messiaen’s towering Visions de l’Amen for two pianos, performed by keyboard champions Eric Zivian and Sarah Cahill. Colorful, mystical, and glorious, it sometimes sounds like all the church bells in Paris ringing at once! 

4. Sonnets to Orpheus

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. 

5. A Rare Serenade

A rare live performance of Arnold Schoenberg’s Serenade, a witty and deeply satisfying work for guitar, mandolin, two clarinets, strings and baritone.