TACMF

On Saturday, May 16, the Trinity Alps Chamber Music Festival will present its second Digital Concert, presenting musical performances by classical musicians streaming live from Colorado, Massachusetts, New Jersey and California. The concert will begin at 5 p.m. Pacific Time, and will be hosted on the Zoom Video Meeting platform. Guests are required to RSVP online, and invited to make a donation to support this series and the musicians.

The concert will be managed by festival director Ian Scarfe, and will feature stories and musical performances by festival musicians tuning in from their homes across the United States. The featured musicians will be violist James Keene, from New Brunswick, N.J.; soprano Jamie-Rose Guarrine and cellist Karl Knapp, from Amherst, Mass.; and cellist Joseph Howe and pianist Madoka Asari, from Boulder, Colo.

The program will feature a diverse selection of classical music, including colorful and lush impressionist works by Faure, Ravel and Villa-Lobos performed by Howe and Asari, the virtuosic “Sonata for Solo Violin” by Bela Bartok performed by Keene, and songs and opera arias arranged for cello and soprano by Knapp and Guarrine. Knapp and Guarrine, a husband and wife duo who appeared at TACMF in the summers of 2017 and 2019, will also be offering a preview of their upcoming album “Transparent Boundaries: Songs set to the words of Dickinson, Whitman, and Emerson.”

The Trinity Alps Chamber Music Festival is expanding its mission, going beyond its traditional role of bringing world-class music to communities in and around Northern California, to offering online performances that can be enjoyed by anyone, anywhere. The festival is also dedicated to helping freelance musicians and other performing artists whose careers have been devastated by the current pandemic.

To attend this concert, guests must RSVP using an online form on the festival website, at www.TrinityAlpsCMF.org.

Attendees are invited to make a contribution in any way they choose. Direct payments should go directly to Scarfe via Venmo (@iscarfe) or PayPal (iscarfe@gmail.com, or PayPal.me/IanScarfe).

Guests can also make tax-deductible contributions or mail a check by following instructions on the Trinity Alps Chamber Music Festival website (www.TrinityAlpsCMF.org/donate).

MAY 16 FULL PROGRAM

Joseph Howe, cello and Madoka Asari, piano (Boulder, Colo.)

Maurice Ravel - Pavane pour une

infante défunte

Gabriel Fauré - Papillon, Op. 77

Gabriel Fauré - Sicilienne, Op. 78

Heitor Villa-Lobos - Song of the Black Swan

James Keene, violin

(New Brunswick, N.J.)

Béla Bartók - Sonata for Solo Violin

Jamie-Rose Guarrine, soprano, and Karl Knapp, cello (Amherst, Mass.)

Renaldo Hahn - “Si mes vers avaient des ailes”

Ralph Vaughn Williams - “Silent Noon”

Vincenzo Bellini - “Ma rendi pur contento”

Scott Gendel - “Accustomed to the Dark”*

Scott Gendel - “In Vain”*

*These works featured on their upcoming album “Transparent Boundaries,” release date June 12.

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