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Program finalized for the opening concert of the LCCE 2014–2015 season

Chateau Fontainebleau, where many of the major American composers of the twentieth century studied with Nadia Boulanger
Chateau Fontainebleau, where many of the major American composers of the twentieth century studied with Nadia Boulanger
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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:

  1. Early twentieth-century footage presenting a trip down San Francisco’s Market Street will be accompanied by a score composed by Gabriel Bolaños Chamorro.
  2. David Sanford’s “Klatka Still” will be performed in conjunction with the video footage that inspired it.
  3. Caddie Hasting’s film “Borderline” will be accompanied by music by Sean Varah.
  4. 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:

  1. Debussy: sonata for cello and piano in D minor, one of his last compositions
  2. Dutilleux: “D’ombre et de silence” (in shadow and silence), a prelude for piano composed in 1973
  3. Boulanger: the Modéré movement from her three pieces for cello and piano, an arrangement of music originally composed for organ in 1911
  4. 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).