Left Coast String Bands


MILL VALLEY 142 Throckmorton Theatre • Sunday 12/8/2013 at 7:00pm buy tickets
SAN FRANCISCO Dennis Gallagher Arts Pavilion • Monday 12/9/2013 at 8:00pm buy tickets

Edgar MeyerFirst movement from Concert Duo for Violin and Double Bass
György Ligeti • String Quartet No. 1, Métamorphoses nocturnes
Johannes Brahms • String Quintet No. 1 in F Major, Opus 88
Kurt Rohde • Hear No Evil for String Septet

String ensembles present a dazzling array of possibilities for composers, who can exploit the homogeneity of the instruments’ sonorities and variety in articulations and colors; this allows them to blend sounds and to delineate independent voices. Left Coast’s string players explore this range with music of diverse styles, from a duo for violin and bass by Edgar Meyer to a septet by Kurt Rohde, as well as György Ligeti’s first string quartet, and Brahms’ String Quintet No. 1 in F Major; of this sublime piece, the composer wrote, “You have never had such a beautiful work from me.”