Exclusive Spring Sunset Soirée

In a celebration of Left Coast's first East Bay season, join us for a beautiful evening in the North Oakland Hills! Enjoy a private concert by Left Coast musicians against the backdrop of breathtaking views and a gorgeous sunset. Repertoire includes Kodály's Duo for Violin and Cello, Op.7, and a performance by guitarist Michael Goldberg.

Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 5:00 pm
Appetizers, beer, and wine on the patio
Complimentary valet parking

All donations for this event will go directly to Left Coast to ensure that our programming in the East Bay will continue. So that you can count this as a tax deductible contribution, we're requesting a $150/person minimum donation, rather than a ticket. 

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

Please invite your friends and guests! If you know of somebody who would like an invitation, or you would love to RSVP/donate for others, then please email us at managing.director@leftcoastensemble.org

Notes from the Classical Archives on the performance

Zoltán Kodály's Duo for violin and cello, Op. 7, was composed in the early 20th century and is one of the mainstays of the repertoire for violin and cello duo -- a miniature ensemble with remarkably rich possibilities.

The Duo's three movements follow the traditional fast-slow-fast plan. As one would expect it begins with rhapsodic folk-music gestures that gush forth from the one instrument and then the other (Kodály was, after all, Bartók's comrade-in-arms in fusing together central European folk music and traditional art music). The solo cello ushers in the central Adagio movement, and is soon joined by the violin's fluctuating and passionate melodies . The finale begins with a rhetorical Maestoso e largamente, ma non troppo lento; one can easily hear the instruments' gestures as words rather than abstract musical cells. After this introductory section, a sparkling Presto -- the body of the movement -- takes off.

Contact Managing Director Nick Benavides if you have questions at managing.director@leftcoastensemble.org.

Limited availability!