Mozart, Mendelssohn & Brahms
- Tom Rose, clarinet
- Darcy Rindt, viola
- Lynn Schugren, piano
Tonight's performance will include the Brahms Trio, Op. 40, composed for violin, horn and piano, and transcribed by Tom Rose for clarinet, viola and piano. Two Mendelssohn “Concert Pieces,” originally scored for clarinet, bassett horn and piano, as well as Mozart’s Kegelstatt Trio, complete the program.
Internationally acclaimed Paradigm Brass is a new model of brass ensemble, presenting an ecclectic hybrid of styles. From church stages to nightclubs, Paradigm brings Bach to the bars and groove to the concert halls. Their concert will include a wide range of repertoire including jazz, rock, classical and more.
Since 2000, soprano Erica Webber has performed classical vocal recitals on both coasts, focusing on German lieder by Strauss, Schubert and Schumann. Her repertoire also includes songs and arias from numerous composers such as Mozart, Verdi, Bizet and Godard. At Trinity, Erica will offer selections of lieder, arias and duets with guest artist Lois Poon.
Featuring the sonorities of a piano, silver flute, wood piccolo and wood flute, The Palmer-Cogan Duo presents the music of America's own Scott Joplin, Henry Cowell, Amy Beach and others. The lyricism and spirit of these pioneers set the foundation of a distinctly American style.
For two centuries it has touched the most subtle strings of our hearts. Here exist side by side love and hate, joy and pain, happiness and suffering. Join us for music of Tchaikovsky, Glinka, Rachmaninoff, and Rimski-Korsakov, as well as folk songs passed down through oral traditions.
Andean Village Music
Since 1985 Edmond Badoux and Francy Vidal have brought traditional Andean music to life for audiences as Chaskinakuy (cha-ski-NOCK-wee). With an ear for the seldom heard and an eye for the seldom seen, the duo performs on an extraordinary collection of native instruments to reveal a musical terrain rich in regional color, texture and earthy spirit.
Three Trapped Tigers
- Tom Bickley and
- David Barnett, recorders
Three Trapped Tigers perform 14th century music with 21st century insights and 21st century music with 14th century insights. Music with striking rhythmic vitality, remarkably ear-catching lines, harmonies and embrace of silence. Their performance will include the Bay Area premiere of Bickley’s Browning Canons. Listen forward for surprises!
- Amy Likar, flute
- Madeline Prager, viola
- Miles Graber, piano
Trio Concertino present an evening of chamber music by Durufle, Bloch, Clarke, Liebermann and others. These internationally known artists are often heard performing chamber music around the Bay Area, in orchestras such as the Oakland East Bay Symphony and the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra, and in many other ensembles.
The Music of
Mexican composer and writer Mario Lavista has won the Premio Nacional de Artes y Ciencias, the Medalla Mozart and numerous other composition awards. He founded Pauta, one of the most important music journals in Latin America. Members of Quinteto Latino and guests perform Lavista’s Marsias for oboe and eight crystal glasses, Cinco danzas breves and other works.
Bach to Bachianas Brasileiras
- Laura Wiley, flute
- Ken Husbands, guitar
The Wiley-Husbands Duo perform a wide range of styles, from baroque and romantic works by European composers to twentieth century pieces by Brazilian and Argentinean composers. Their program will move geographically and temporally from Bach’s Sonatas to Piazzolla’s Histoire du Tango.
The Laurel Ensemble blend their sparkling and sensitive voices to perform repertoire that spans centuries, playing whimsical surprises from the Americas to French favorites by Villa-Lobos, Debussy, local composer Andrew Imbrie and others.
Donna Lerew has been hailed as "a superb artist whose technical command is so assured that one is only aware of her singing tone, profound musical feeling and sparkling vitality." Her program of masterpieces by Bach, Bartok and George Rochberg is designed to display the full range and expressive power of the solo violin.
As a guitarist, lutenist and mandolinist, Howard Kadis has been an active performer in the Bay Area for over 30 years. His program will include guitar works by Domenico Scarlatti, Mauro Giuliani, Manuel Maria Ponce, Mario Castelnuovo- Tedesco and Heitor Villa- Lobos.
Piano Sonatas and Etudes
Pianist Davide Verotta presents a program of keyboard works from the 19th and 21st centuries by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Ludwig van Beethoven, Frank Martin, György Ligeti and Davide Verotta.
Octangle, comprised of veterans of various local orchestras and chamber ensembles, has a combined playing history of 320 years. Individual members have been heard in such diverse locations as a cave in the Sierras, inside the Taj Mahal, and on the slopes of Annapurna. Octangle performs compositions for wind octet by Mozart, Brahms, Gordon Jacob, Ferenc Farkas and Nancy Galbraith.
An award winner in numerous piano competitions, Heidi Hau has performed in recital venues throughout the world including the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Carnegie Recital Hall in New York, the National Concert Hall in Dublin and the Forbidden City Concert Hall in Beijing. Particularly noted for her performances of French composers, Ms. Hau’s program features works of Debussy.
La Vida Breve:
Spain and Russia between the Great Wars.
- Aenea Mizushima Keyes, violin
- Michael Graham, 'cello
- Miles Graber, piano
Linking the past and present… reminding audiences of the living tradition of classical music. "La Vida Breve: Spain and Russia between the Great Wars." Turina, de Falla, Prokofief, Shostakovich and premiering Keyes’ Picasso Suite.
Obsessed by Bach
A rare performance of the solo violin music that has obsessed composers for 300 years. Bach’s brilliant E major Partita, Ysaye’s passionate Sonata #2, Obsession, based on Bach’s Partita, and the world premier of Kurt Rohde’s solo violin work inspired by these great compositions.
Trinity Chamber Concerts is a proud host of the
2008 SFEMS Fringe Festival
Since 1975 the San Francisco Early Music Society (SFEMS) has presented high quality concerts, up-to-date publications, and some of the best education programs available anywhere. All this has contributed to the Bay Area’s reputation as one of America’s leading centers for the performance of early music. Join Trinity Chamber Concerts and SFEMS for the biennial Berkeley Festival (also known as the Fringe Festival), a week of rare and exciting Early Music events.
Admission for Fringe Festival events:
- $15 general
- $12 SFEMS members
- $10 seniors/students/disabled
- 3:00pm: Kimberly Miller, Christa Pfeiffer, Jerry Hui, & The Albany Consort: "Clori, Tirsi & Fileno" by Handel
- 2pm: L'AURA (Teddie Hwang, traverso; Bernard Gordillo, harpsichord): flute music from late-Baroque Paris
- 6:30pm: Franklin Lei: lute
- 12:00pm: Ensemble Vermillian: 17th century chamber music
- 4:00pm: Elizabeth C. D. Brown: solo lute & baroque guitar
- 6:30pm: King's Trumpetts & Shalmes
- 12:00pm: Kimberly Miller, Christa Pfeiffer, Jerry Hui, & The Albany Consort: "Clori, Tirsi & Fileno" by Handel
- 3:00pm: Three Trapped Tigers: recorders
- 8:00pm: Ensemble Indiscrète: Jean-Philippe Rameau, Pièces de clavecin en concert
- 11:00am: Yuko & Yueh
- 4:00pm: Wild Rose Ensemble: Renaissance, Baroque and folk music
- 6:30pm: John Khouri
- 12:00pm: Nanette McGuinness & Kindra Scharich
- 12:30pm: Alta Sonora: Spanish Renaissance music for winds, voices and viols
- 3:00pm: Glen Shannon and friends: Baroque-inspired original music
- 2:00pm: Janine Johnson: harpsichord music of Scarlatti, Soler, Blasco de Nebra
Art for Art's Sake
Contemporary music merges and collides with visual works… this presentation paints scenescapes of light and sound as we address the age-old question: what is art? Visual images from historical and contemporary painters, sculptors, and instillation artists converse with us as Wendy Loomis' chamber music tells a story of its own. The concert features flutist Monica Williams, poet Royal Kent, and an array of woodwinds, strings, and percussion.
The Eusebius Duo
Applauded for their "exquisite balance of control and passion," the Eusebius Duo offer a wide range of music for violin and piano, including repertoire from four centuries, written by composers of many nationalities. They share a special love for the life and music of Robert Schumann.