In their chamber opera “Death With Interruptions,” composer Kurt Rohde and librettist Thomas Laqueur (working from a novel by the Portuguese Nobelist José Saramago) tell the surreal tale of a love affair between Death and a cellist. It’s an elusive work, full of striking individual moments, but the story itself can be hard to make out. When it had its world premiere two years ago, it was accompanied by Schubert’s “Death and the Maiden” quartet in a thematically apt pairing. The current revival by the Left Coast Chamber Ensemble features the original cast (including soprano Nikki Einfeld and the chorus Volti) but joins it with “Never was a knight...” Rohde’s new vocal work about Don Quixote.
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By Joshua Kosman - Monday Oct 30, 2017
- Ann and Gordon Getty host the Volti SF Chamber Chorus
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At a party Wednesday November 16, Ann and Gordon Getty hosted the kickoff of Volti's “On the Way to 40” campaign. Currently in its 38th season,San Francisco’s award-winning vocal ensemble is launching an ambitious campaign to support commissioning new works from contemporary American composers for its 40th anniversary season in 2018-2019, and taking those new works on tour to various cities across the country.
- For New Century, new leadership and a new sound
By Joshua Kosman - Friday Sep 22, 2017
The Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg era at the New Century Chamber Orchestra is over, and on Thursday night, with a suave and often forceful concert in Berkeley’s First Congregational Church, a new chapter in the ensemble’s 26-year history began. It seems a little extreme to dub this the Daniel Hope era, if only because the British violinist hasn’t been named music director, the position from which Salerno-Sonnenberg stepped down in May after a starry nine-year tenure. Instead, Hope has adopted the obscure moniker “artistic partner,” with a three-year contract that suggests he’s serving as a bridge to the next real artistic boss.
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By Joshua Kosman - Wednesday Sep 13, 2017
One of the great local traditions for lovers of chamber music is the Morrison Artists Series at San Francisco State University, which for decades has provided Bay Area audiences with appearances by the world’s finest chamber ensembles, absolutely free. And for nearly as long — going all the way back to 1989 — the Alexander String Quartet has anchored the series. The new season is upon us, and once again the Alexanders will inaugurate the season, this time with a recital featuring a new work by the London-born composer Tarik O’Regan. Quartets by Mozart and Shostakovich fill out the program.
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By Associated Press - Thursday Nov 2, 2017
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