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The Trinity Alps Chamber Players announce a free preview concert

A view of the Trinity Alps
A view of the Trinity Alps
courtesy of the Trinity Alps Chamber Music Festival

Four of the musicians from the Trinity Alps Chamber Players, pianist Ian Scarfe, violinist Kevin Rogers, clarinetist Paul Miller, and cellist Doug Machiz, will be giving a recital to preview the fourth season of the Trinity Alps Chamber Music Festival. The program has been organized around an alternative set of “Three Bs,” this time with one “B” from each of the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries. The earliest of these “Bs” was one previously selected by Hans von Bülow, Johannes Brahms; and Rogers will play his Opus 78 sonata accompanied by Scarfe. The program will advance to the next century with Miller, Rogers, and Scarfe performing Béla Bartók’s “Contrasts.” The entire ensemble will then play the 21st-century selection, Mason Bates’ “Red River,” which includes electronic accompaniment.

This performance will be given in the Concerts at 405 Shrader series. These events begin at 7 p.m. (the aperitif hour); and this one will take place this coming Friday, May 9. 405 Shrader is both the name and the address of the performance space, located at the corner of Shrader Street and Oak Street. Seating is extremely limited for these offerings. As a result, reservations are required following instructions on the 405 Shrader Web site. There is no charge, but donations are encouraged to show appreciation to the artists. A minimum of $10 per person is suggested.