Left Coast Chamber Ensemble: Mladi, Celebrating Youth

Michael Zwiebach on April 12, 2011
Left Coast Chamber Ensemble

The Left Coast Chamber Ensemble premieres three new works this weekend on the theme of childhood. They include well-known composer-pianist Eric Zivian's response to Camille Saint-Saens' “The Swan” (from Carnival of the Animals; a piece by Beth Custer, who has done everything from trip hop to Latin jazz to ambient music and silent film soundtracks; and Hyo-Shin Na, a composer who has seen a lot of her work played in the Bay Area.

In addition, Leos Janacek's Mladi and Robert Schumann's Kinderszenen share the program. Now that is a real variety show.