Reviews 2013-14

Set 1: Point/Counterpoint

Flash Forward Performances to Full Pleasure by Georgia Rowe, SF Classical Voice

Left Coast Chamber Ensemble presents diversity over four centuries by Stephen Smoliar, SF Examiner

Set 2: Left Coast String Bands

Left Coast Chamber Ensemble presents strings in different combinations by Stephen Smoliar, SF Examiner

Set 3: Some Serious Fun 

Left Coast Chamber Ensemble serves up a delightful program of 'serious fun' by Stephen Smoliar, SF Examiner

Set 4: Short Stories

Left Coast's Stories by Be'eri Moalem, San Francisco Classical Voice


Review Quotes

June 2013: Cello Squared!

In “Angels Arrive with Left Coast” in the San Francisco Classical Voice in June 2013, Be’eri Moalem reviewed Left Coast’s final performance of the season, praising the performers for


“play[ing] the mesmerizing piece with a devotion and loving lyricism rarely heard in contemporary music.” Read full review.


March 2013: To Schumann With Love

Georgia Rowe, writing for the San Francisco Classical Voice about Left Coast’s March 2013 concert, To Schumann With Love, remarked that,


"...each work on the well-structured program revealed its own connection to the great Romantic composer’s enduring influence. And, like all of Left Coast’s endeavors, the evening married standard repertoire and contemporary works in provocative and beguiling ways...
Closing the program with Robert Schumann’s late-life Violin Sonata in A Minor, these two artists summoned an enveloping atmosphere of turbulence and rapture. The first movement sounded lush and gorgeous; the central Allegretto lacked nothing in wit and charm. The whirling finale seemed the essence of Schumann’s restless, mercurial spirit; this was a deeply felt performance from Schumann, with love."  Read full review.


December 2012: Night Music

Left Coast’s December concert, Night Music, was reviewed in The Piedmont Post. According to Adam Broner (December 2012),

“This concert succeeded so well on so many levels that the small and faithful audience felt spoiled...Held in Mill Valley’s cozy 142 Throckmorton Theatre, that concert was an absolute treat. Artistic Director and violinist Anna Presler created a varied program with a twist, works that spoke of the moods and magic of the night, from open-eyed dreaming to the evening of the soul." Read full review.