2015 Summer Festival
Independence Day Weekend - American Classics
Music by Samuel Barber, Lou Harrison, Antonin Dvorak, and Alisa Rose
Friday, July 3, 7:00pm - Hyampom Community Hall, Hyampom
Saturday, July 4, 7:00pm - Trinity Alps Performing Arts Center, Weaverville
Sunday, July 5, 2:00pm - Old City Hall, Redding
Into the Woods - Humboldt County Outreach
Featuring Baroque music on period instruments, and works by Schubert and Mozart
Thursday, July 9, 7:00pm - China Creek Amphitheater, Willow Creek
Friday, July 10, 7:00pm - Morris Graves Museum of Art, Eureka
From Russia with Love
Music by Rachmaninoff, Beethoven and Prokofiev
Monday, July 27, 7:00pm - Hyampom Community Hall, Hyampom
Tuesday, July 28, 7:00pm - Trinity Alps Performing Arts Center, Weaverville
Wednesday, July 29, 7:00pm – Trailhead Pizza Cafe, Coffee Creek
Scordatura – The Cello Alone
Zoltán Kodály's Sonata for Solo Cello and Four New Pieces
Sunday, August 2, 4:00pm – Pilgrim Congregational Church, Redding
Monday, August 3, 7:00pm – Trinity Alps Performing Arts Center, Weaverville
All concerts are free and open to the public.
Dates and venues subject to change.
This summer, musicians from around the world will gather in California's scenic and remote Trinity County, home of the Trinity Alps Wilderness, for the fifth annual Trinity Alps Chamber Music Festival.
Originally conceived as a retreat for fellow musicians by pianist Ian Scarfe and and violinist Ellen McGehee, this organization has quickly become one of the premier presenters of first-rate classical music in the north state. In the first four seasons, Scarfe and McGehee have brought over 50 world-class musicians to Northern California and presented over 150 community and school events, nearly all of them free public concerts and educational programs for schools and summer camps.
This summer promises to be full of excitement. Besides California, musicians will be coming from Oregon, Florida, and New York. Special guest violinist Leonie Bot will be making the trip all the way from her home in Amsterdam, where she is a member of the legendary Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. Throughout the month of July, this extraordinary group will be performing a range of classical chamber music, from Bach and the Baroque masters, to Romantic favorites by Schubert and Dvorak, to American Classics by Samuel Barber, Lou Harrison, and contemporary California composers.
The summer series will open on Independence Day Weekend, and will feature a program highlighting the music of America, including the world-premiere of a new piece by festival violinist and composer Alisa Rose. Other works on the program will include Lou Harrison's poignant “Quartet Set”, Samuel Barber's passionate “Adagio for Strings”, and a quintet for strings by Czech composer Antonin Dvorak, written in the American folk style while he lived in rural Iowa in the 1890s.
Already well known to music lovers in Trinity and Shasta Counties, the festival is offering a new special set of concerts for audiences in Humboldt county this season, with concerts July 9 at the China Creek Amphitheater in Willow Creek and July 10 at the Morris Graves Museum in Eureka. The concerts will feature several classical masterpieces - Mozart's Quintet in C, K.515, and Schubert's Quartet in B-flat, D.112. Musicians will also perform a set of Baroque music featuring period instruments from the 1700s, including a harpsichord that will come down from Oregon with festival violinist Daniel Rouslin, a professor of music at Willamette University.
For the final festival weekend, July 25-26, a special program “From Russia With Love” will feature passionate and upbeat works by Russian composers Sergei Rachmaninoff, Sergei Prokofiev, as well as the first of Ludwig van Beethoven's “Rasumovsky” Quartets.
As an added bonus, festival cellist Hannah Addario-Berry will present “Scordatura”, a program of solo cello music on August 2 and 3. The centerpiece of this concert will be Zoltán Kodály's legendary Sonata for Solo Cello, written in 1915, and will also showcase four new works by contemporary composers honoring the 100th anniversary of Kodály's masterpiece.
All concerts are FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! This is made possible by contributions from music lovers like you – please take this time to consider supporting this organization.
Tax-deductible contributions can be made by making a check to:
Trinity Players – (memo line: Chamber Music)
652 6th Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94118
2015 Spring Classics
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