As was announced about a month ago, the five-program season of the Left Coast Chamber Ensemble (LCCE) for 2014–2015 will begin with a program entitled Films and Interludes. The program will feature four silent films (one of which was actually made as a video), each of which will be accompanied by the performance of appropriate music. The interludes will then be provided by French composers: Claude Debussy, Henri Dutilleux, Nadia Boulanger, and Philippe Bodin.
The four offerings that will involve the synthesis of silent moving images and music will be as follows:
- Early twentieth-century footage presenting a trip down San Francisco’s Market Street will be accompanied by a score composed by Gabriel Bolaños Chamorro.
- David Sanford’s “Klatka Still” will be performed in conjunction with the video footage that inspired it.
- Caddie Hasting’s film “Borderline” will be accompanied by music by Sean Varah.
- Marcia Scott’s “Bolinas” will be screened along with the performance of music by John Cage.
The interludes by French composers will be as follows:
- Debussy: sonata for cello and piano in D minor, one of his last compositions
- Dutilleux: “D’ombre et de silence” (in shadow and silence), a prelude for piano composed in 1973
- Boulanger: the Modéré movement from her three pieces for cello and piano, an arrangement of music originally composed for organ in 1911
- Bodin: “Métal,” the final movement of the 2004 solo piano suite Bannières intérieures (interior flags)
The San Francisco performance of this program will take place on Monday, September 29, beginning at 8 p.m. The venue will be the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, located at 50 Oak Street, a short walk from the Muni Van Ness station. Tickets will be sold at the door for $30 general admission with $15 admission for patrons under age 35. Because this is the first concert of the season, subscriptions are also on sale for $120 for general admission and $100 for seniors over the age of 65. Brown Paper Tickets has a producer page for LCCE, which includes hyperlinks for the online purchase of both subscriptions and single tickets. For further information call 415-617-5223 (LCCE).