Music by Mozart, Poulenc, Kodaly, and Vivaldi
The Trinity Alps Chamber Music Festival starts its fifth season off with a program of upbeat, dramatic and lyrical classics, with a series of three free public concerts in Hyampom, Weaverville, and Redding, on May 1, 2, and 3.
The program will feature a range of musical works from the past 300 years. The musicians will perform the Concerto for Two Cellos in G Minor, written by the Baroque composer Antonio Vivaldi, known for his rock-star-like virtuoso concertos. Also on the program will be Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's lyrical masterpiece, the “Kegelstatt” Trio, K. 498. This work was supposedly written by Mozart in his head during a late-night binge at a bowling alley – only the next morning after sleeping it off did he bother writing it all down. Cellist Hannah Addario-Berry will present one of the most difficult “Mount Everests” of cello repertoire, Hungarian composer Zoltán Kodály's Sonata for Solo Cello in B Minor, Op. 8. Finally, the springtime atmosphere will be captured by a jazzy and upbeat work by French composer Francis Poulenc – his Clarinet Sonata.
This will be the first series of concerts that the Trinity Alps Chamber Music Festival will present in Northern California for 2015, the organization's fifth year. The group will announce its summer festival programs, as well as fall and winter tours over the weekend, and will be active in the community raising money to support these events as well as youth programs in schools and summer camps.
Festival director Ian Scarfe will be the pianist for these concerts, which will take advantage of two new pianos in Trinity County – one in the Community Hall in Hyampom and another recently moved into the Trinity Alps Performing Arts Center in Weaverville. These new instruments show Trinity County's dedication to supporting this flourishing music festival and the increasing number of professional musicians coming to perform.
Also performing will be clarinettist Karla Avila, who first came to the Trinity Alps Chamber Music Festival as a performer in 2013 with her husband, bass player Jacob Johnson. The couple fell in love with Trinity County and moved from San Francisco to Hyampom with Inyo, their 18 month-old daughter.
Returning to the music festival for these concerts will be two cellists – Hannah Addario-Berry, who performed in 2014 during the “Chamber Music of Brahms” programs, and Charles Akert, one of the founding members of the organization. Now a member of the indie-rock band “The Family Crest”, Charly has not been seen in Trinity for the last few events and is looking forward to this return.
The concerts are free and open to the public. Suggested donations will benefit the 2015 season of the Trinity Alps Chamber Music Festival. Donations can be mailed to the Trinity Alps Chamber Music Festival, 652 6th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94118.
Trinity Alps Chamber Music Festival
Trinity County, CA