2014-2015 Left Coast Chamber Ensemble Set 4 - Death with Interruptions featuring Nikki Einfeld and Volti (SF)
Left Coast presents a new dramatic musical work based on Nobel Prize winner José Saramago's novel Death with Interruptions. With music composed by Kurt Rohde and text adapted by Thomas Laqueur, the story recounts what happens when death, who lives in an unnamed Iberian country with her taciturn scythe, falls in love with the principal cellist of a local orchestra and fails to claim his life. Soprano Nikki Einfeld and cellist Leighton Fong are joined by Left Coast Chamber Ensemble and Volti San Franciscothe noted chamber choiras well as other collaborators. The concert opens with a contrasting take on the imagined embodiment of death, Schubert's, from his famous string quartet.
Franz Schubert Andante con moto from String Quartet No.14 in D Minor,
D.810, "Death and the Maiden"
Kurt Rohde Death with Interruptions adapted from the novel by José Saramago, in collaboration with Volti SF WORLD PREMIERE
Support provided by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Distinguished Achievement Award granted to Professor Thomas Laqueur
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