Gold Coast Players

"Coast to Coast" Concert

Sept. 30 at 5 PM


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The award winning Gold Coast Chamber Players bring the finest in chamber music to Lafayette and now to the city of Piedmont.

Founded in 1987 by Pamela Freund-Striplen, Gold Coast distinguishes itself by its eclectic programming and by providing community access to leading musicians from throughout the world.

The first of this season’s concerts, Chamber Players, Coast to Coast, will be performed twice, at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 29 at the Lafayette Library Community Hall, and at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 30 at the Piedmont Center for the Arts.

Musicologist Kai Christiansen will provide a pre-concert talk 30 minutes prior to each performance. 

Single tickets are $45 general admission, $40 senior (65+), and $15 for students.

Discounted season tickets are available online at or by calling 925- 283-3728.

Chamber Players, Coast to Coast presents the Manhattan Chamber Players in collaboration with the Gold Coast Chamber Players.  The Manhattan Chamber Players roster is comprised of some of New York City’s leading musicians, both as chamber musicians and soloists. Bookending the program are two pieces featuring soloistic chamber music. Joaquin Turina’s Scene Andalouse for Viola, Piano and String Quartet that begins the program is warmly romantic. Finishing the first half of the program will be a string trio by local composer Mary Bianco, and a performance of Vaughn William’s Phantasy Quintet. The composition of Blanco was commissioned by gold Coast Chamber Players. 

The second half features the epic Concerto for Violin, Piano and String Quartet by Ernest Chausson.

Performers include violinists Francesca de Pasquale, Emily Daggett Smith, and Brendan Speltz; violists Luke Fleming, Pamela Freund-Striplen; cellist Brook Speltz; and pianist Shir Semmel.