The Trinity Alps Chamber Music Festival will be performing a FREE concert of world-class classical music at the Morris Graves Museum of Art on Sunday, June 12th at 2:00 pm. This is a truly perfect event for families and newcomers to the world of classical music – an opportunity to see world-class musicians performing and making this beautiful music accessible, all completely for free.
The Trinity Alps Chamber Music Festival is a touring organization that brings professional classical musicians from around the world to present concerts in Northern California and Oregon. Founded in 2011, the group has presented hundreds of free public concerts, featured dozens of musicians from across the United States, Canada, and Europe, and produced annual educational programs for youth and rural schools.
The second program of concerts of the Summer 2022 season on June 10th, 11th, and 12th is called Entropy: Order and Disorder. The Friday night concert will be in Hyampom, the site of the festival's residencies, the Saturday night concert will be on the beautiful outdoor stage at Trailhead Pizza, in Coffee Creek near the gateways to the Trinity Alps. The Sunday matinee concert will be in the resonant acoustics of the Morris Graves Museum of Art in Eureka. In this program, Ian Scarfe and Charles Akert will be joined by festival host and co-founder Ellen McGehee and Florida-based violist Stephen Fine for Mozart's Piano Quartet in E-flat, a work that shows the great composer’s famous sense of classical balance and elegance. The Sierra Quartet will present Béla Bartók’s String Quartet No. 4, a work that seems to verge on chaos at times, but is a tightly constructed and pulse-pounding display of rhythmic challenges. Rhythm is again at the forefront of the music in John Adams' Road Movies, a work that weaves beautiful minimalist patterns between violin and piano, performed here by Sierra Quartet violinist, Rochelle Nguyen and Ian Scarfe. The musicians will come together in large ensembles for celebratory performances of music from Tchaikovsky's Souvenir de Florence and Mozart's Clarinet Concerto, featuring Trinity County clarinetist, Karla Avila, as the soloist.
The program is free and open to the public, but all are encouraged to make a donation to support this deserving organization. A donation of $25 per person is suggested, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds. Please visit https://www.trinityalpscmf.org/ for Trinity Alps Chamber Music Festival’s full schedule of concerts.