Spring 2019 Residency Events

Left Coast at the Doug adams Gallery

Left Coast will be the Ensemble-in-Residence at the GTU’s Doug Adams Gallery for Spring 2019, offering open rehearsals, live performances, composer Q&As, a storytelling concert with Susan Strauss, and more.

Events are FREE, though space is limited! Reserve your seat today with the links below.

All events will be at the Doug Adams Gallery, Center for Arts & Religion (CARe)
2465 Le Conte Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94709


Stacey Pelinka, flute. photo: Vivian Sachs

Stacey Pelinka, flute. photo: Vivian Sachs

photo: Jeanette Yu

photo: Jeanette Yu

Sacred Sounds Exhibit: Opening Concert & Reception!

Join Left Coast Chamber Ensemble musicians and guests for sacred and secular music celebrating the opening of the Sacred Sounds exhibit at the Doug Adams CARe Gallery, and kicking off our residency! Featuring music for cello, flute, and harpsichord.

Thursday, February 7, 2019 at 5:00-7:00pm
FREE. Limited availability.


Sam Nichols, composer.

Sam Nichols, composer.

Richard Chowenhill, composer.

Richard Chowenhill, composer.

Left Coast Ear with Kurt Rohde

Acclaimed violist and composer Kurt Rohde plays and discusses new works for solo viola and electronics from Sam Nichols and Richard Chowenhill.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at 5:00-7:00pm
FREE. Limited availability.


Elainie Lillios, composer

Elainie Lillios, composer

Tina Tallon, composer

Tina Tallon, composer

Left Coast Ear with Kurt Rohde

Acclaimed violist and composer Kurt Rohde plays and discusses new works for solo viola and electronics from Tina Tallon and Elainie Lillios.

Thursday, February 28, 2019 at 5:00-7:00pm
FREE. Limited availability.


Loren Mach, percussion. photo: Vivian Sachs

Loren Mach, percussion. photo: Vivian Sachs

Leighton Fong, cello. Photo: Vivian Sachs

Leighton Fong, cello. Photo: Vivian Sachs

Storytelling with Susan Strauss

A family-friendly concert with storyteller Susan Strauss. Two folktales are set to original music by Chris Castro, performed by Left Coast Chamber Ensemble musicians Stacey Pelinka, Loren Mach, and Leighton Fong.

Sunday, March 10, 2019 at two times — 11:00am & 1:00pm
FREE. Limited availability.


Left Coast musicians. photo: Vivian Sachs

Left Coast musicians. photo: Vivian Sachs

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New Music by Students from Oakland School for the Arts

Left Coast Chamber Ensemble musicians perform new compositions by students from Oakland School for the Arts. Student composers will also perform in some of the new works. Music was written and developed as part of LCCE’s Music From the Inside Out workshop series at OSA.

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at 5:00pm-7:00pm
FREE. Limited availability. RSVPs opening soon!


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open rehearsal: from the field

In preparation for our micro opera From the Field, about the art and milieu of pioneering photographer Dorothea Lange, Left Coast will offer open rehearsals at the Gallery. Music by Christopher Stark; starring soprano Nikki Einfeld and featuring cellist Leighton Fong and violinist Anna Presler. Enjoy this early preview event - more open rehearsals will be scheduled for May 2019.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at 1pm
FREE. Limited seating! RSVP to reserve your spot.


Amadeus Regucera, composer

Amadeus Regucera, composer

Stacey Pelinka, flute. photo: Vivian Sachs

Stacey Pelinka, flute. photo: Vivian Sachs

intra•sonant

intra•sonant is an interactive experience between audience and performers. Composer Amadeus Regucera and Left Coast's flutist and Feldenkrais practitioner Stacey Pelinka will interweave sound, movement, and meditation. Your movements will shape the music, and we will guide you in adding sounds to the composition we invent together. We have yet to find out out where this experimental journey will take all of us, so please bring your curiosity. Dress comfortably. Chairs will be provided, or bring a mat if you are interested in lying on the floor. No late arrivals.

Friday, April 26, 2019 at 4:00pm & 8:00pm
FREE. Limited availability.


Nicolas Benavides, composer. Photo: Vivian Sachs

Nicolas Benavides, composer. Photo: Vivian Sachs

Michael Goldberg, guitar. Photo: Vivian Sachs

Michael Goldberg, guitar. Photo: Vivian Sachs

rinconcito

Enjoy a complete performance of Nicolas Benavides’ Rinconcito for strings and guitar along with a composer Q&A! Nick will take questions and discuss the work as well as his journey as an emerging composer.

Sunday, May 12, 2019 at 3pm
FREE. Limited availability.


Nikki Einfeld, soprano. Photo: Vivian Sachs

Nikki Einfeld, soprano. Photo: Vivian Sachs

“Migrant Mother” Photo: Dorothea Lange

“Migrant Mother” Photo: Dorothea Lange

open rehearsals: from the field

In preparation for our micro opera From the Field, about the art and milieu of pioneering photographer Dorothea Lange, Left Coast will offer open rehearsals at the Gallery. Music by Christopher Stark; starring soprano Nikki Einfeld and featuring cellist Leighton Fong and violinist Anna Presler.

TBD: May 2019 - check back here for details!