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Trinity Alps Chamber Players to bring more chamber music to San Francisco

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Next month the Trinity Alps Chamber Players will give the second concert in their San Francisco series Italian Chamber Music. This will be their latest preview event for the fourth season of the Trinity Alps Chamber Music Festival, which will get under way in June with a pair of weekend concerts. The weekend of June 20–22 will be devoted to the chamber music of Johannes Brahms, while the focus of the following weekend, June 27–29, will be the original chamber version of Aaron Copland’s score for the ballet “Appalachian Spring.”

The highlight of the Italian Chamber Music concert will be a performance of the four violin concertos by Antonio Vivaldi best known as The Four Seasons. This will fill the second half of the program, while the first half will feature composers rarely associated with chamber music. The first of these will be a nocturne by Ottorino Respighi, one of a set of six pieces for solo piano. This will be followed by a clarinet trio by Gian Carlo Menotti and conclude with a fantasie for clarinet and piano by Gioachino Rossini.

Swiss clarinetist Lux Brahn will be featured in the Menotti and Rossini performances. The pianist will be Ian Scarfe, founder and director of the Trinity Alps Chamber Music Festival. The string players will be violinists Edwin Huizinga and Petr Masek, violist Ivo Bokulic, cellist Samsun Van Loon, and Andrei Gorbatyenko on bass.

This concert will be held on Saturday, June 7, at the Century Club of California, located at 1355 Franklin Street. The performance will enjoy the excellent acoustics of the ballroom designed by Julia Morgan, whose stage features a Steinway D Grand Piano. The program begins at 8 p.m., preceded by a reception at 7:30 p.m. with Italian wines and light snacks. Admission will be $25. Tickets may be purchased in advance through an event page on the Trinity Alps Chamber Music Festival Web site.