Gold Coast Chamber Players 2021-22 Season!

Presented by Gold Coast Chamber Players

Gold Coast Chamber Players

Named Best Concert Series of the East Bay 2021 by Diablo Magazine, the Gold Coast Chamber Players return to the stage on September 18, 2021 with a series of five concerts. Each performance is held at the Don Tatzin Community Hall at the Lafayette Library, 3491 Mt. Diablo Blvd. in Lafayette. Concerts begin at 7:30PM with a pre-concert talk at 7PM. Tickets include an option to watch the performances virtually.  

Spheres of Influence on September 18, 2021 at 7:30PM  kicks off the season with a colorful program of music by Debussy, Ravel, Shinji Eshima, and Ching-chu Hu for strings. San Francisco Symphony members Principal Second Violin Dan Carlson, Assistant Principal cellist Amos Yang and bassist Charles Chandler are joined by violinist Dian Zhang, and violists Joy Fellow, and Pamela Freund-Striplen.

Seriously Mozart on January 22, 2022 at 7:30PM celebrates some of Mozart's late chamber music. Violin Sonata K.454, Piano Trio K.542, and Piano Quartet, K. 478 offer a program that is playful, elegant, and dramatic. Pianist Julio Elizalde makes his Gold Coast debut when he joins violinist Axel Strauss, violist Pamela Freund-Striplen, and cellist Jennifer Culp. 

As part of the Bay Area Music Consortium, Gold Coast Chamber Players present Culture, Crisis, and Creativity on Friday, February 25, 2022 at 7:30 PM with the Horszowski Trio. Described as “the most compelling American group to come on the scene” by the New Yorker, the ensemble performs Piano Trios by Smetana, Clarke, and Babajanian.  

Caliente! on March 19, 2022 at 7:30PM is a sizzling exploration of Spanish favorites featuring San Francisco Opera’s principal clarinetist Jose Gonzalez Granero.  An eclectic mix of music by Turina, Granados, De Falla, with original compositions for clarinet by Gonzalez Granero offer a dynamic range of Spanish music. Violinists Jennifer Cho and Dian Zhang, and cellist Peter Myers from the San Francisco Opera Orchestra are joined by violist Pamela Freund-Striplenand pianist Julie Nishimura. 

Completing the season is Dvořák’s America {Reimagined} on May 14, 2022 at 7:30PM. GCCP’s virtual Dvořák’s America was so popular that it has been reimagined for the concert stage.  Dvořák’s America {Reimagined} explores the impact of spirituals and Native American music on Dvořák during his time in America. The Alexander String Quartet, soprano Michele Kennedy , Native American flutist Mary Youngblood, and violist Pamela Freund-Striplen  are featured in this program about the interconnectedness of cultures. 

Purchase single tickets and subscriptions online at or by calling (925) 283-3728. Visit to find regular updates about concert offerings, to make donations, and to purchase tickets.


City: Lafayette
Price Range:
$15 to $45

Program Items

Claude Debussy String Quartet in g minor
W.A. Mozart Piano Quartet, k. 478
Bedrich Smetana Piano Trio
Jose Gonzalez Granero Paisajes for clarinet and strings, Canto y Danza for solo clarinet
Antonin Dvorak String Quintet, op. 97


Dan Carlson Principal Second Violin, SF Symphony
Amos Yang Assistant Principal Cello, SF Symphony
Axel Strauss Violinist
Jennifer Culp Cellist
Jesse Mills Violinist, Horszowski Trio
Jose Gonzalez Granero Clarinetist, composer
Jennifer Cho Violinist
Pamela Freund-Striplen Violist
Sandy Walsh-Wilson Cellist, Alexander String Quartet
Michele Kennedy Soprano

Community Hall at the Lafayette Library

Community Hall at the Lafayette Library

3491 Mount Diablo Boulevard
Lafayette, CA 94549
United States