Music fest to present ‘Midwinter Classics’ – Eureka Times-Standard

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The Trinity Alps Chamber Music Festival will kick off 2023 with a series of “Midwinter Classics” in communities in Trinity and Humboldt counties.
This series of midweek concerts will feature music of Beethoven, Schumann, Schubert and other great classical masters.
The main event on the program will be Franz Schubert’s String Quartet in A Minor, nicknamed the “Rosamunde Quartet” after the many references and quotations to other songs and plays in Vienna at that time.
Other works, including Ludwig van Beethoven’s “Pastoral Sonata” for the piano, and Robert Schumann’s Piano Trio in F Major will feature festival director Ian Scarfe performing at the piano.
The other performers involved in these concerts include violinist James Keene from New York, violist Stephen Fine from Florida, cellist James Jaffe from San Francisco and Trinity County resident Ellen McGehee on violin.
The concerts will begin on Jan. 10 at 7 p.m. at the Hyampom Community Hall in Hyampom, where the festival holds its annual artist residencies for musicians to rehearse and record the musical programs.
The performers will then travel to Weaverville for a 7 p.m. concert on Jan. 11 at the Trinity Alps Performing Arts Center, and then to Eureka for a concert at the historic Eureka Woman’s Club on Jan. 12, also at 7 p.m.
On Jan. 14 at 5 p.m., the festival will broadcast a live-streamed concert on Zoom. The festival became well-known for its online concerts throughout the pandemic, and has featured over 80 musicians from around the world. It is an intimate experience, where performers broadcast live from their own homes, directly to music fans who can watch from the comfort of their own living rooms.
As always, these concerts are open to the public without tickets. Instead of charging admission, the festival asks audience members to make a suggested contribution of $20 per person to support the festival and the musicians. No one is turned away for lack of funds.
For more information about the festival, the performers, the music or the scheduled concerts, visit www.TrinityAlpsCMF.org.
 
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