Autumn Sunset Soirée

Please join the Left Coast Chamber Ensemble for a beautiful evening in the Berkeley Hills! Against the backdrop of breathtaking views and a gorgeous sunset, enjoy a performance of Brahms' Violin Sonata in G-major with Eric Zivian and Anna Presler. The evening will include a live auction and fund-a-need to benefit Left Coast's educational programs and season offerings, and an elegant party with members of the Left Coast family.

Sunday, October 28, 2018 at 6:00 pm
Wine and a light supper provided
Complimentary valet parking

Special Note: Our host's unique home was designed with impeccable acoustics by French horn player and architect Lindy Small. The modern design is open and light. It's also a net-zero energy home, with a zero carbon and water footprint!

Violinist and Artistic Director Anna Presler  Photo: Vivian Sachs

Violinist and Artistic Director Anna Presler
Photo: Vivian Sachs

Pianist Eric Zivian  Photo: Vivian Sachs

Pianist Eric Zivian
Photo: Vivian Sachs

We're requesting a $150/person donation in lieu of a ticket. Your contribution is tax deductible, and all donations go directly to Left Coast to ensure that our programming continues to thrive.

You may also mail a check to 55 Taylor St. San Francisco, CA 94102, and we will add you to the guest list. If you would like to pay at the door with card/check/cash when you arrive, please email us at

Can't attend but still wish to support Left Coast? We deeply appreciate your gift. Please click here to contribute, or contact Susan Thieme to discuss giving options:

Auction Items

We’re offering a few treats up for bidding in support of Left Coast:

  • Left Coast to Go!
    An illuminating lecture about Rebecca Clarke's exquisite 1919 Viola Sonata and a performance of the work by Kurt Rohde and Eric Zivian. One of the jewels of the viola repertoire, this fascinating work was the subject of Kurt's dissertation. The concert can be scheduled in your home on one of the following dates: March 5, 6, 7, 8, or 9, 2019.
    Starting Bid: $250

  • Left Coast to Go!
    Combine new and old with Schubert's Arpeggione Sonata and Craig Walsh's Pipeline Burst Cache. The arpeggione, a six string bowed instrument, was invented in 1823 and attracted the attention of Franz Schubert. Though the instrument quickly fell from fashion, Schubert's beautiful work has endured and is often performed by a variety of other instruments. Left Coast's Leighton Fong and Michael Goldberg will dazzle with an arrangement for cello and guitar. Showcasing contemporary repertoire, Craig Walsh’s piece for cello and electroacoustic recording has a magical otherworldly sound. (Home concert date to be determined between winner and performers.)
    Starting Bid: $250

  • Musical still life
    A 16” x 20” original painting from the art studio of Millicent Tomkins.
    Starting Bid: $50

Interested in absentee bidding? Contact Susan Thieme about your favorite item!

Special thanks to our WINE SPONSOR, Urban Legend!

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Contact Managing Director Susan Thieme if you have any questions at all: We look forward to seeing you!