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Trinity Alps Chamber Music Festival announces program schedule

The view from the Long Canyon Trail, in the Trinity Alps Wilderness area of the Trinity Alps
The view from the Long Canyon Trail, in the Trinity Alps Wilderness area of the Trinity Alps
by Miguel Vieira, from Wikimedia Commons (licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license)

The dates and most of the venues have been announced for the fourth season of the Trinity Alps Chamber Music Festival. Performances will take place over the course of three weekends, two in June and one in August. Each weekend will have its own program as follows.

The first weekend will feature the chamber music of Johannes Brahms. Festival Director Ian Scarfe will be the pianist. With visiting violinist Edwin Huizinga he will perform the Opus 78 violin sonata in G major. The duo will then be joined by violist Stephen Fine and cellist Hannah Addario-Berry for a performance of the Opus 60 piano quartet in C minor. To conclude the program violinist (and Festival co-founder) Ellen McGehee will join the string players to present the Opus 88 quintet in F major. The concerts will take place according to the following schedule:

  • Friday, June 20, 8 p.m.: Hyampom Community Hall in Hyampom (preceded by a potluck supper at 6 p.m.)
  • Saturday, June 21, 8 p.m.: Trinity Alps Performing Arts Center in Weaverville
  • Sunday June 22, 2 p.m.: Pilgrim Congregational Church in Redding

The feature of the second weekend will be a performance of the original chamber version of Aaron Copland’s score for Martha Graham’s “Appalachian Spring.” The original scoring was for thirteen instruments: four violins, two violas, two cellos, double bass, piano, flute, clarinet, and bassoon. Other composers to be included on the program will be Johann Sebastian Bach, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and Sergei Prokofiev. The schedule will be:

  • Friday, June 27, 8 p.m.: Hyampom Community Hall
  • Saturday, June 28, 8 p.m.: Trinity Alps Performing Arts Center
  • Sunday, June 29, 6 p.m.: Trailhead Pizza Cafe in Coffee Creek

August activities will involve children’s concerts and other family-related activities. There will be a performance at the Trinity Alps Performing Arts Center at 7 p.m. on Saturday, August 23. Specifics for Friday, August 22, and Sunday, August 24, are still being planned. However, there will also be a “preview event” the preceding weekend at the Studio 299 Center for the Arts in Willow Creek, beginning at 7 p.m. on Saturday, August 16.

All concerts will be free and open to the general public, but everyone is encouraged to make a donation to help meet expenses and keep these programs running.