Left Coast Goes to the Museum

  Jean Ahn, Nick Benavides, Jonathan Bailey Holland, Emily Koh, Mei-Fang Lin, Ryan Suleiman

Jean Ahn, Nick Benavides, Jonathan Bailey Holland, Emily Koh, Mei-Fang Lin, Ryan Suleiman

MILL VALLEY 142 Throckmorton Theatre • Sunday, May 31, 2015 8PM  buy tickets
SAN FRANCISCO SF Conservatory of Music • Monday, June 1, 2015 8PM buy tickets

Modest Mussorgsky · Selections from Pictures at an Exhibition
Felix Leuschner • Krieg ohne Schlacht for Tenor and Cello (2008)  2014 LCCE COMPETITION WINNER
NEW WORKS by Jean Ahn · Nick Benavides · Jonathan Bailey Holland · Emily Koh · Mei-Fang Lin · Ryan Suleiman

Two exquisitely contrasting artworks, one black and one gold, displayed in Gallery 16 of the de Young Museum, serve as inspiration for the six emerging composers commissioned to write new works for this program. Both sculptures create art out of leftovers: Learning of an arson attack on a church that had a predominantly African American congregation, Cornelia Parker collected the charred remains of the building and constructed Anti-Mass (see above), which seems to float in the gallery, defying gravity. On the opposite wall is El Anatsui's Hovor II; he transformed discarded bottle tops into an enormous opulent wall hanging. Completing this program is selections from Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition and the winning piece from the 2014 composition contest, Krieg ohne Schlacht by Felix Leuschner, featuring a tenor and a cellist performing songs about a young man who mourns the death of his late father.

SPECIAL EVENT

de Young Museum • Friday,  May 29, 2015 at 7pm, Koret Auditorium. Left Coast will perform new works by six emerging composers at this special event. FREE admission get details

Support for this project was provided by the San Francisco Arts Commission Cultural Equity Grants Program.

 Jean Ahn

Jean Ahn

 Ryan Suleiman

Ryan Suleiman

 Emily Koh

Emily Koh

 Jonathan Bailey Holland

Jonathan Bailey Holland

 Nick Benavides  photo : Valentina Sadiul

Nick Benavides photo: Valentina Sadiul

 Mei-Fang Lin

Mei-Fang Lin

  El Anatsui's Hovor II

El Anatsui's Hovor II

  El Anatsui's Hovor II: Detail

El Anatsui's Hovor II: Detail

Doors open an hour before concerts. Open seating. 

art photos: Lena Zentall