death and a knight

Saturday, November 4, 2017, 7:30pm
Sunday, November 5, 2017, 2:00pm
Z Space, 450 Florida St, San Francisco, CA

Left Coast presents a double feature: The West Coast premiere of Never was a knight... Kurt Rohde’s new work about the interior life of Don Quixote. PLUS A new production of Kurt Rohde and Tom Laqueur’s Death With Interruptions. In this tale by José Saramago, death falls in love with a cellist. Difficult and fascinating complications ensue. The original production sold out two weeks in advance. Don’t miss these two 21st century masterpieces.

a garland for weinberg

Monday, October 9, 2017, 7:30pm
SF Conservatory of Music, 50 Oak Street, San Francisco, CA

Sunday, October 8, 2017, 7:30pm
Berkeley Hillside Club, 2286 Cedar St, Berkeley, CA

We celebrate the distinctive Polish composer Mieczysław Weinberg with a performance of his Clarinet Sonata and new works written in tribute to this neglected musician.

Left Coast Gala

Sunday, September 24, 2017 6:00pm
Swedenborgian Church, 2107 Lyon Street, San Francisco, CA

You are invited to join Left Coast at the Swedenborgian Church in San Francisco. Mozart's Clarinet Quintet, featuring Jerome Simas, will be performed by Left Coast in the intimate and warm acoustic of Bernard Maybeck's unique church design. 

Wine and dessert will be provided. Valet parking will be available.

Minimum donation of $150 per person. You may DONATE NOW online or in person at the door (checks preferred at door). 

There will be a silent auction and live auction in support of Left Coast.


in service day 

Saturday, August 26, 2017
Capistrano Hall, CSU Sacramento 6000 J Street, Sacramento, CA 

Workshops on bowing and vibrato for California Music Educators

Summer 2017

water worship

Sunday, June 11, 2017 4pm
The Luggage Store Gallery, 1007 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 

An oratorio about our most precious resource. Left Coast and other guests join Beth Custer for Water Worship, a large scale multimedia oratorio exploring human use and misuse of water.  Includes invented instruments that use water, horns, drumset, singer, clarinet, strings, projections. 

Buy tickets $25. Advance tickets highly recommended

Beth writes, "For the past year I’ve been working on Water Worship, an oratorio about our most precious resource with live original music and films. It premieres Sunday, June 11th, 4pm, at the Luggage Store Gallery. Performed by The Beth Custer Ensemble, Left Coast Chamber Ensemble string quartet, Dean Santomieri narrating, Bart Hopkin on experimental instruments.  There will also be some gorgeous water footage..."

Friday, July 7, 2017 6:30pm
International House, UC Davis 10 College Park, Davis, CA 

A concert directed by the Iranian-born violinist Ardalan Gharachorloo celebrating music's power to overcome divisions. 

music beyond boundaries

Thursday June 29, 2017 5:00pm
Redwood Grove, UC Berkeley Botanical Gardens

Left Coast Chamber Ensemble performs in the beautiful Redwood Grove amphitheater at UCB Botanical Gardens. Music of Mozart, Villa Lobos, Lou Harrison, and Caroline Shaw. 

redwood grove