Brazil­ian pi­anist writes ode to myth­i­cal is­land

San Francisco Chronicle Late Edition - - ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT - — Joshua Kos­man

As cli­mate change con­tin­ues to im­peril the nat­u­ral world, cre­ative artists of all stripes reach for re­sponses to the threat. The lat­est such ef­fort is “Le­muria,” a new work by the Brazil­ian Amer­i­can com­poser and pi­anist Clarice As­sad, which has its world pre­miere this week with the Left Coast Cham­ber En­sem­ble.

The piece, writ­ten for two cel­los, per­cus­sion and cello choir, cel­e­brates the myth­i­cal is­land said to have sunk into the In­dian Ocean — a tale that to­day feels all too rel­e­vant.

The rest of the con­cert pro­gram, ti­tled “The Sound of Na­ture,” in­cludes mu­sic for cello, gui­tar and per­cus­sion by Bach, Ge­orge Crumb, Evan Hause and Kurt Ro­hde.

Clarice As­sad

Clarice As­sad’s “Le­muria” has its world pre­miere with the Left Coast Cham­ber En­sem­ble.

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