When the plans for the fourth season of the Trinity Alps Chamber Music Festival were first announced, they included three performances that would be given next weekend. This morning that announcement was updated. The revised plan is that only two concerts will be given, both of which will be held in the evening, beginning at 7 p.m.:
- August 22: The Friday night concert will be at a special new outdoor venue in Burnt Ranch. This is Skycrest Lake, a private ranch that combines the ambiance of a lakeside setting with spectacular views of the surrounding mountains. Guests will need to bring their own chairs and/or picnic blankets and provide their own food and drink. While the music will begin at 7 p.m., guests are invited to arrive by 6:30 p.m. to set up and settle in for the performance.
- August 23: For the Saturday concert the performers will return to their “home base” venue of the Trinity Alps Performing Arts Center in Weaverville.
The performers for these two concerts will be pianist Ian Scarfe (Festival Director and founder), clarinetist Matthew Boyles, violinist Rachel Patrick, flutist Gina Gulyas, and guitarist Ryan Loweth, They will perform in a variety of different combinations. The program will include repertoire from the German Classical period and the French Impressionist period, as well as folk music from Hungary and tangos from Argentina. Both Benny Goodman and Ravi Shankar will also provide source material for the program. Both concerts will be free and open to the general public, but donations are encouraged to support the continuation of the Festival.
All of the performers will be in Trinity County during the coming week, providing instruction at the first ever music camp in the area, located at Bar 717 Ranch in Hyampom.