Having already announced a preview event for the fourth season of the Trinity Alps Chamber Music Festival, which will take place a week from today (June 7) at the Century Club of California, I feel it important to announce a follow-up preview that will take place in conjunction with SFMusic Thursdays. This is a biweekly concert series organized by the San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music and hosted by the Center for New Music (C4NM). The performing ensemble will be a piano quartet consisting of pianist (and Festival Director) Ian Scarfe, violinist Edwin Huizinga, violist Stephen Fine, and cellist Hannah Addario-Berry.
The group will only play as an ensemble for the final selection, the Opus 60 piano quartet in C minor by Johannes Brahms. This will be preceded by each of the string players giving a duo performance with Scarfe. Huizinga will play Claude Debussy’s G minor violin sonata, while Addario-Berry will present Sergei Prokofiev’s Opus 119 cello sonata in C major. Fine’s contribution will be somewhat less conventional. He will play selections from the album Asturiana, which featured violist Kim Kashkashian and pianist Robert Levin playing their own arrangements of Spanish and Argentinian songs.
This performance will begin at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 12. C4NM is located at 55 Taylor Street, about half a block north of the corner of Market Street. Tickets are $15 with a $10 rate for members of the Center. Information about membership may be found on the Membership Web page of the C4NM Web site.