Trinity Chamber Concerts

…presenting the finest of Northern California's emerging musicians

2016-201743nd Season

Welcome, Friends and Music Lovers!

Trinity Chamber Concerts is pleased to present our 43rd Season! We have assembled an exciting and varied roster of music to stimulate the mind and heart! You will hear the early music specialists Esfera Armoniosa, the multi­cultural songs of Nature, myth, and spirit of Sangita Moskow, and the pioneering world music group Ancient Future.
Come and be transported by the artistry of Anthony Martin and Katherine Heater and be thrilled by the scintillating solo pianist Robyn Carmichael in a special holiday program. Please join us for our monthly concerts from September through June. We look forward to seeing you at Trinity Chapel in Berkeley this year!

Daniel Lewin
Director, Trinity Chamber Concerts


Saturday, September 17, 2016

Elaine Thornburgh, Solo Harpsichord French Flair

Come join the celebration of Elaine Thornburgh's new John Phillips's 1707 Dumont harpsichord with a program of ravishing French music that spans the mid-17th to late 18th century. Stanford's harpsichord teacher for over 20 years, Ms. Thornburgh brings gesture and dynamic texture to the music of Louis and François Couperin, Rameau, Duphly and A. Forqueray.

Saturday, October 8th, 2016

Mana Trio

The Mana Trio is a derivative ensemble of the acclaimed Mana Quartet. Members Amy Zanrosso, piano; Michael Hernandez, soprano saxophone; and Michael Mortarotti, alto saxophone, share a common vision of a modern piano trio empowered by the strikingly broad expressive range that is possible when two thoughtfully wielded saxophones interact with the piano. On Oct. 8th The Mana Trio will perform works by Brahms, Khachaturian, Wirth, Lyszczarz, and Piazzolla!

Saturday, November 19th, 2016

New Wine, Old Bottles


New Wine, Old Bottles—a program of pieces for harpsichord & violin from the 18th through the 20th centuries. There will be challenging music by JS & CPE Bach, easy-listening by Arnold Schoenberg, and more recent tunes by Ravel, Milhaud, Schnittke, Stravinsky, and others. Katherine Heater & Anthony Martin will set the table—come, sit, and feast your ears.

Saturday, December 10th, 2016

Robyn Carmichael, Piano

Pianist Robyn Carmichael presents "Notes on Noël", in homage to the Christmas season. The program includes the virtuoso arrangement of Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Suite by Russian pianist Mikhail Pletnev, and continues with the beautiful Liszt arrangement of Franz Schubert's Ave Maria, Chopin's Scherzo no. 1 (which contains a Polish Christmas carol), the Schubert-Godowsky arrangement of Wiegenlied (Lullaby), and selections from Tchaikovsky's The Seasons, as well as sonatas of Domenico Scarlatti and selections of Rachmaninoff.

Saturday, January 7th, 2017

Sangita and Friends


Sangita Moskow and Friends create imaginative multi-cultural songs of nature, myth and spirit.

The dynamic interplay between the electric sarod, voice, bass, violin and mandolin create a beautiful, ethereal and spiritual ambiance.


Saturday, February 11th, 2017

Ancient Future


This program by the pioneering world music group Ancient Future concentrates on material based on the music of India, Spain and the Arab diaspora, showcasing concepts such as taqsim (an Arabic method of melodic improvisation), tala (the recurring rhythmic cycles of Indian classical music), and compás (the rhythmic structure of flamenco).

Ancient Future is the first and longest running musical organization dedicated exclusively to the mission of creating world fusion music.


Saturday, March 11th, 2017

Grace Notes Chamber Players

The Grace Notes Chamber Players is a group comprised of several of the South Bay’s leading instrumentalists. The group is known for its vibrant communication with each other and a devotion to the composer's intentions.

For this recital, the group will perform a mix of classical and romantic string quartets. Come hear the Grace Notes Chamber Players in their Trinity Chamber Concerts Series debut.


Saturday, April 22th, 2017

Esfera Armoniosa

The program “Corazón, CausasTenéis..” by the ensemble Esfera Armoniosa from Colombia includes many of the music that they played in their last Album, recorded in June 2015 called “Que Dulce Violencia”. This album regroups pieces written from European composers and Colonial Music from South America, inspired in the music that was played in Spain in XVII and XVIII centuries. We’ll be listening to some Follias, Villancicos, Fandangos, and Tonos Humanos composed by Spanish, Italian, English and South American composers that have been inspired by Spanish music from this time.

Saturday, June 10th, 2017

Trois Bois


Trois Bois, a wind trio featuring Laura Reynolds on oboe, David Granger on bassoon, and Patricia Shands on clarinet, travels to France to perform music by leading French composers of the 20th century.

The music is lively, spirited, often humorous, and captures the beauty of the French countryside and the joy of French city life. Works by Joseph Canteloube, Jean Françaix, Henri Sauguet and others.


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