This weekend the Trinity Alps Chamber Music Festival kicks off its 2016 Summer Series with a new dinner-concert event at The Cafe at Indian Creek in Douglas City, as well as concerts in Humboldt County as a part of its extended programming across Northern California.

On Thursday, June 23, the organization will collaborate with chef Scott Boone at The Cafe at Indian Creek for a special event to kick off and raise funds for the summer festival.

Guests will enjoy a three-course meal provided by Boone, a virtuoso of food with an extensive culinary repertoire. Wine will be provided by the festival’s beverage sponsors, Butter Creek Winery of Hyampom.

Diners will meet and spend the evening with a quartet of the festival’s finest musicians, who will be performing and talking about musical works by Beethoven, Dvorak, and contemporary composers Graham Gordon Ramsay and Danny Clay.

Tickets for June 23 are extremely limited, but a handful are still available at $80 per person. Call 415-730-4910 to inquire about a reservation.

On Friday, June 24, the festival kicks off its public concert series at Eureka’s Morris Graves Museum of Art, continuing to build its presence and offer performances to Humboldt County audiences. The performance, like all public concerts, is free and open to the public, with a suggested donation to benefit the organization.

Then on Sunday, June 26, the festival musicians will perform at the National Park Service Centennial Celebration in the Redwoods, a full-day event featuring speakers, interactive exhibits, storytelling and music to celebrate the 100 years of the National Park Service.

Musicians will perform two sets of classical and contemporary chamber music, featuring strings and harmonium. The classical side will be represented by Ludwig van Beethoven’s charming and lyrical String Trio in G Major, Op. 9. The strings will be joined by festival director Ian Scarfe performing on a harmonium – a small reed organ – for Antonin Dvorak’s Slavic Folk-Dances, the Bagatelles, Op. 47. More modern contributions will include mesmerizing music by Graham Gordon Ramsay and a new work by San Francisco composer Danny Clay, commissioned for this event and dedicated to Save the Redwoods League, a primary sponsor of this event.

The Trinity Alps Chamber Music Festival has a full schedule of summer performances, all of which are free and open to the public. For more information about concerts in Eureka, Willow Creek, Weaverville, Hyampom, Coffee Creek and Redding, visit www.TrinityAlpsCMF.org.

2016 Dinner-Concert

June 23, 6 p.m., Douglas City

The Cafe at Indian Creek

Into the Redwoods -- Music of Beethoven, Dvorak and Danny Clay

June 24, 7 p.m., Eureka

Morris Graves Museum of Art

June 26, 1 p.m., Orick

National Park Service Centennial Celebration in the Redwoods

Quintets of Mozart and Brahms

Friday, Aug. 5, 7 p.m.

Hyampom Community Hall, Hyampom

Saturday, Aug. 6, 7 p.m.

Trinity Alps Performing Arts Center, Weaverville

Sunday, Aug. 7, 2 p.m.

Pilgrim Congregational Church, Redding

Bach Goes Outdoors – Music of Bach, Telemann, Debussy, and Bartok

Friday, Aug. 12, 7 p.m.

Hyampom Community Hall, Hyampom

Saturday, Aug. 13, 7 p.m.

China Creek Amphitheater, Willow Creek

Sunday, Aug. 14, 6 p.m.

Trailhead Pizza Cafe, Coffee Creek

East Meets West – Music of Prokofiev, Shostakovich, Dvorak and Alisa Rose

Friday, Aug. 26, 7 p.m.

Trinity Alps Performing Arts Center, Weaverville

Saturday, Aug. 27, 7 p.m.

Pilgrim Congregational Church, Redding

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