Volti + Left Coast Premieres: The Tower and the Garden

Benjamin Britten  Phantasy Quartet, op. 2

Addie Camsuzou Murmuration for Oboes and Strings WORLD PREMIERE*

Laurie San Martin  Witches for Vocal Ensemble, Cello, and Two Oboes WORLD PREMIERE

Gregory Spears The Tower and the Garden for Vocal Ensemble and String Quartet WEST COAST PREMIERE

Left Coast Chamber Ensemble and Volti join forces for three premieres, including Gregory Spears’ The Tower and the Garden, with texts by Thomas Merton and others. World premieres Witches from Laurie San Martin and Murmurations from Addie Camsuzou feature the notable oboists Andrea Plesnarski and Tom Nugent. Benjamin Britten's Phantasy Quartet Op. 2 rounds out the program.

Doors open a half hour before concerts. Open seating. 

*Addie Camsuzou's new work is made possible by generous support from the Kurt Rohde Emerging Composer Fund.

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Artists

Tom Nugent, oboe
Andrea Plesnarski, oboe
Anna Presler, violin
Phyllis Kamrin, viola
Leighton Fong, cello
Ilana Blumberg-Thomas, violin (guest artist)

And featuring Volti vocal ensemble

BERKELEY
Berkeley Hillside Club
2286 Cedar St, Berkeley [directions]
Sunday, November 18, 2018, 7:30 PM

SAN FRANCISCO
SF Conservatory of Music, Concert Hall
50 Oak Street, San Francisco [directions]
Monday, November 19, 2018, 7:30 PM

 

 Image credit: Vivian Sachs

Image credit: Vivian Sachs

 Volti San Francisco, vocal ensemble  Left to right: Yuhi Aizawa Combatti, Andrea Mich, Kristina Blehm, Colby Smith, Alice Del Simone, Lindsey McLennan Burdick, Rachel Rush, Celeste Winant, Monica Frame, Tim Silva, Eric Tuan, Jacob Thompson, Ben Barr, Sidney Chen, Philip Saunders, Joel Chapman, Peter Dennis, Robert Geary.

Volti San Francisco, vocal ensemble

Left to right: Yuhi Aizawa Combatti, Andrea Mich, Kristina Blehm, Colby Smith, Alice Del Simone, Lindsey McLennan Burdick, Rachel Rush, Celeste Winant, Monica Frame, Tim Silva, Eric Tuan, Jacob Thompson, Ben Barr, Sidney Chen, Philip Saunders, Joel Chapman, Peter Dennis, Robert Geary.