Gold Coast concert, Whirlwind

Sun, May 17, 2015

The Gold Coast Chamber Players are proud to present their final concert of the 2014-15 Season, ‘Whirlwind’. The concert will be held on Sunday, May 17 at 3:00 PM at the Lafayette Library Community Hall, 3491 Mt. Diablo Blvd. in Lafayette. A pre-concert talk will start the afternoon at 2:30 PM.

The program for Whirlwind allows the woodwinds to take center stage, with works by Robert Schumann, Johann Nepomuk Hummel, and a little-known German composer, August Klughardt. Klughardt’s Schilflieder (Reed Songs) was written in the romantic spirit of Franz Liszt, while Hummel’s Septet bridges the Classical and Romantic eras. Robert Schumann’s Adagio and Allegro for Horn and Piano will feature hornist Kevin Rivard and pianist Yana Reznik.

Whirlwind features several prominent San Francisco Opera Orchestra members, including Flutist & Piccoloist Stephanie McNab, Principal Oboe Mingjia Liu, and Principal Horn Kevin Rivard. Supporting players include Artistic Director & Violist Pamela Freund-Striplen, Jennifer Culp, cello (formerly of the Kronos Quartet), Mark Wallace, bass, and Yana Reznik, piano. These musicians are part of the core ensemble and offer a strong musical connection.

The Gold Coast Chamber Players are known for their engaging and vibrant performances. Audiences have been responding with such enthusiasm that tickets are in great demand. The appearance last season by Oboist Mingjia Liu and Hornist Kevin Rivard proved to be the most popular concert in the last decade. Limiting seating, please reserve early to avoid disappointment.

Ticket price includes complimentary champagne, a pre-concert talk at 2:30 PM, and a reception with the musicians following the performance. Tickets are available at and by phone at (925) 283-3728. ###

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