Trinity Alps Chamber Music  Festival

The Trinity Alps Chamber Music Festival will be resuming its popular series of Digital Concerts at 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 11.

The concert will be streamed live on Zoom, and will feature performances of music by Bach, Chopin, Liszt and more.

The concert will be streamed via Zoom, and will feature interviews with the musicians, live performances by cellist James Jaffe and pianist Ian Scarfe, and a live Q&A that audience members can participate in.

Registration is required to attend the concert, visit to register. Instead of setting ticket prices, the festival asks attendees to “pay-what-you-can,” allowing each to choose a contribution that is best for their budget.

This concert is the first in a series that will feature all six of Johann Sebastian Bach’s Suites for Solo Cello. Bach’s First Cello Suite will be performed by longtime festival guest artist James Jaffe.

Festival director Ian Scarfe says of the music, “Bach’s Cello Suites are among the first music ever written for a solo cello. They took an instrument that had traditionally just been playing bass lines in a larger band, and made it into a soloist that could manage harmony and melody together. Each of the Suites is a set of several dances, meaning that the music flows through different moods and paces, creating a fulfilling experience.”

Scarfe will also perform solo music for piano on the program, including popular works from the so-called “Romantic Era” of the 19th century. Frederic Chopin’s “Fantasie Impromptu” and Franz Liszt’s “Concert Etude – Un Sospiro” are among the featured works.

The festival is dedicated to supporting musicians during this time and encourages all of its music fans to tune in and offer support as well.

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