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Left Coast Chamber Ensemble: Mendelssohn and New Voices (Public Ticketed Performance) March 24, 2016 (04:30 PM PDT - 08:00 PM PDT)
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Location: SLMath: Eisenbud Auditorium

Left Coast Chamber Ensemble’s 2015-2016 Season continues with


Thursday March 24, 2016, 5:15 - 7:15 PM in the Simons Auditorium
Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, 17 Gauss Way, Berkeley, CA 94720

The Left Coast Chamber Ensemble presents Mendelssohn and New Voices, a concert inspired by Felix Mendelssohn’s highly praised Piano Trio in D Minor, Op. 49. Contemporary works by Jeremy Podgursky, Sean Varah and Craig Walsh provide fresh 21st century perspectives on the piano trio.


Tickets are sold in advance to the general public for $30 general admission and $15 for patrons under age 35; and at the door for $35 general admission and $17.50 for patrons under age 35. For advance tickets and details, call 415/617-5223 or visit www.leftcoastensemble.org.

MSRI Scientific Members & Workshop Attendees: This event is a public, ticketed concert. A limited number of tickets will be reserved for current MSRI scientific members and their families, MSRI staff, and 3/21-3/25 workshop attendees. To reserve an MSRI guest ticket, please fill out this form or see Jennifer Murawski in MSRI suite 100 in person during business hours.


Mendelssohn and New Voices features Felix Mendelssohn’s Piano Trio in D Minor, Op. 49, scored for violin, cello and piano, widely considered to be one of the composer’s greatest works. In reviewing the piece, composer Robert  Schumann praised his colleague by saying, “He is the Mozart of the 19th century, the most brilliant of musicians, the one who most clearly perceives the contradictions of the age, and the first to reconcile them.” This piece, both energetic and lyrical, has continued to enchant audiences in ensuing decades. The concert includes contemporary works by Craig Walsh, Jeremy Podgursky and Sean Varah, each providing an exciting new take on the traditional piano trio.


Left Coast is a versatile group of twelve musicians that performs in different combinations, presenting chamber music new and old. It is the mission of Left Coast Chamber Ensemble to forge connections through stirring presentations of chamber music across the Bay Area. The Ensemble strives to make connections between composer and performer, performer and audience, audience and music, and between music of all eras by staging a spectrum of imaginative programs that enchant and delight the listener, and give diverse audiences multiple entry points for engaging with the music.


Parking is free after 5:00 pm in all MSRI lots. There are a very limited number of handicapped parking spaces near the main entrance, and the upper parking lots near the Space Sciences Laboratory are available for free parking after 5:00 pm. MSRI's main parking lot is located off of Centennial Drive in the Lawrence Hall of Science parking area's uppermost level - guests using this lot will walk up the hillside stairs to MSRI's main entrance.

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