For its 2013–2014 season, the Left Coast Chamber Ensemble (LCCE) will offer five programs. As usual, the selections will be arranged to juxtapose past traditions with present and recent accomplishments. There will be four world premieres presented over the course of the season, as well as two West Coast premieres, both winners of competitions supported by LCCE. The basic summary of the San Francisco events is as follows:
POINT/COUNTERPOINT WITH CHRISTINE BRANDES
Monday, September 16, 2013 (San Francisco Conservatory of Music, San Francisco) 8 p.m.
Elliott Carter • Sonata for Flute, Oboe, Cello, and Harpsichord
J. S. Bach • Selected Arias
Erik Ulman • this until for Flute
Albert Roussel • Deux Poèmes de Ronsard, Opus 26
John Dowland • Songs and Fantasies for Guitar and Voice
LEFT COAST STRING BANDS
Monday, December 9, 2013 (Dennis Gallagher Arts Pavilion, San Francisco) 8 p.m.
Edgar Meyer • First movement from Concert Duo for Violin and Double Bass
György Ligeti • String Quartet No. 1, Métamorphoses nocturnes
Frank Zappa • None of the Above for String Quartet and Double Bass
Johannes Brahms • String Quintet No. 1 in F Major, Opus 88
Kurt Rohde • Hear No Evil for String Septet
SOME SERIOUS FUN
Monday, February 3, 2014 (San Francisco Conservatory of Music, San Francisco) 8 p.m.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart • Trio in E-flat Major for Clarinet, Viola, and Piano, Kegelstatt
Michael-Thomas Foumai • Scat for Flute, Clarinet, Violin, and Cello 2013 LCCE Composition Contest winner/ WEST COAST PREMIERE
Scott Lindroth • Yield to Total Elation for Flute, Viola, and Guitar
Steve Horowitz • New Work for Chamber Ensemble WORLD PREMIERE
György Kurtág • Signs, Games, and Messages for String Trio
Moritz Eggert • Pong 2003 LCCE Composition Contest winner
Laura Schwendinger • High Wire Act for Flute, Violin, Viola, Cello, and Piano
SHORT STORIES: WALTER MOSLEY’S REPLY TO A DEAD MAN
Sunday, March 23, 2014 (San Francisco Conservatory of Music, San Francisco) 7 p.m.
Charles Zoll • Bailes encima del escritorio de nuestra juventud for Oboe, Violin, Cello, and Piano WEST COAST PREMIERE Rapido! Competition National winner
Laurie San Martin • Reply to a Dead Man for Chamber Ensemble and Speaker WORLD PREMIERE (funded by SFFCM’s Musical Grant Program)
LEFT COAST SUMMER READING
Monday, June 9, 2014 (San Francisco Conservatory of Music, San Francisco) 8 p.m.
Robert Schumann • Märchenbilder for Viola and Piano
Thomas Adès • Court Studies from The Tempest for Clarinet, Violin, Cello, and Piano
Mika Pelo • New Work for Piano Trio WORLD PREMIERE
Eric Zivian • New Work for Piano Trio WORLD PREMIERE
Leoš Janáček • String Quartet No. 1, Kreutzer Sonata
For each concert tickets are sold at the door for $30 general admission with $20 admission for seniors. Tickets may be purchased online from Brown Paper Tickets, indexed by the date of each concert. At the present time, however, there is only an event page for season subscriptions. These cost $120 for general admission and $100 for seniors over the age of 65. For information about subscriptions call 415-617-5223.