A free classical music concert on Sunday


SUNDAY AFTERNOON The Trinity Alps Quartet. Photo by Petr Masek

EUREKA – The Trinity Alps Chamber Music Festival will present a free concert of world-class classical music at the Morris Graves Museum of Art, 636 F St., Eureka on Sunday, June 12 at 2 p.m.

This is a truly perfect event for families and newcomers to the world of classical music – an opportunity to see world-class musicians perform and make this beautiful music accessible, all completely free of charge.

The Trinity Alps Chamber Music Festival is a traveling organization that brings together professional classical musicians from around the world to present concerts in Northern California and Oregon. Founded in 2011, the band has performed hundreds of free public concerts, featured dozens of musicians from across the United States, Canada and Europe, and produced annual educational programs for rural youth and schools.

The second concert program of the Summer 2022 season on June 10, 11 and 12 is called Entropy: Order and Disorder.

The Friday evening concert will take place at Hyampom, the site of the festival residences. Saturday night’s concert will take place on the beautiful outdoor stage at Trailhead Pizza in Coffee Creek, near the gates of the Trinity Alps.

The Sunday matinee concert will take place in the resonant acoustics of the Morris Graves Museum of Art in Eureka.

In this programme, Ian Scarfe and Charles Akert will be joined by host and festival co-founder Ellen McGehee and Florida violist Stephen Fine for Mozart’s Piano Quartet in E flat, a work that shows the famous sense of classical balance and elegance of the great composer.

The Sierra Quartet will present Béla Bartók’s piece String Quartet No. 4, a work that at times seems to border on chaos, but is a tightly constructed and thrilling display of rhythmic challenges.

Rhythm is again at the forefront of music in John Adams RoadMovies, a work that weaves beautiful minimalist patterns between violin and piano, performed here by Sierra Quartet violinist Rochelle Nguyen and Ian Scarfe.

Musicians will come together in large ensembles for festive performances of Tchaikovsky’s music Souvenir from Florence and Mozart Concerto for clarinet, with Trinity County clarinetist Karla Avila as soloist.

The program is free and open to the public, but all are encouraged to donate to support this worthy organization. A donation of $25 per person is suggested, but no one will be refused for lack of funds.

Please visit trinityalpscmf.org/ for the full concert program of the Trinity Alps Chamber Music Festival.


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