Kurt Rohde •…maestoso…misterioso…
Matt Schumaker • New Work for Two Cellos and Bass WORLD PREMIERE
Frédéric Chopin • Introduction and Polonaise Brillante for Cello and Piano, Opus 3
Johann Sebastian Bach • Chorales for Violin, Viola, and Two Cellos
Anton Arensky • String Quartet No. 2 in A Minor for Violin, Viola, and Two Cellos, Opus 35
Left Coast celebrates our fantastic cellists Tanya Tomkins and Leighton Fong in Arensky’s lush string quartet with unusual instrumentation––two cellos replace the customary pair of violins. Bach Chorales arranged by Kurt Rohde have a similarly deep hued instrumenation. We are thrilled to present Kurt Rohde’s …maestoso…misterioso… for Violin and Viola with electronics. The piece will be performed by Anna Presler and Kurt Rohde. We premiere a work for two cellos, bass and electronics by local composer Matt Schumaker. Topping off the program is a brilliant and romantic work for cello and piano by Chopin.
These performances are made possible in part by the Phyllis C. Wattis Foundation. The Left Coast Chamber Ensemble and the Board of Directors also wish to thank Judith Flynn for her generous sponsorship of this concert in celebration of the 20th season.