Trinity Chamber Concerts

…presenting the finest of Northern California's emerging musicians

2010-201137th Season

Saturday, September 11, 2010, 8:00pm

Trio Brillante

  • Tom Rose, clarinet
  • Caroline Lee, viola
  • Betty Woo, piano

Trio Brillante is a new Bay Area chamber music ensemble. Formed in 2009, the trio gave its first performance at Holy Names University, Oakland, where Woo and Rose are members of the music faculty. The ensemble has emphasized the programming of 19th century Austro-German music. For this performance they will perform works of Bach, Reinecke, Bruch and Hindemith.

Saturday, September 25, 2010, 8:00pm

Wrack

Wrack is a genre-defying quintet featuring oboe, bass clarinet, viola, bass and percussion. This unique ensemble cultivates an "ability to combine turned-up flame with clear-headed attention to texture and space" and offers "dazzling proof that intricately arranged, angular modern jazz can be accessible and enjoyable."

Saturday, October 9, 2010, 8:00pm

Ginger Kroft

Enjoy an evening of lyrical clarinet sonatas and chamber music. An active orchestral and chamber musician, Ginger Kroft is a featured soloist throughout the Bay Area. She will perform works from the Golden Age of the clarinet repertoire, including Brahms, Bernstein and Poulenc.

Mark Anderson, pianist, lives and teaches in the East Bay Area where he appears regularly as a recitalist and collaborative performer. He is Executive Director of New World Music Academy in Pleasanton and has made numerous commercial recordings on Nimbus Records.

"I have never in my life heard a clarinet played so beautifully, with such elegant shaping of phrases and such refined musical control of dynamics. It was a performance to bring tears to your eyes and a lump to your throat!" Peninsula Reviews, July 22, 2008

Saturday, October 23, 2010, 8:00pm

Ancient Future

  • Matthew Montfort, bandleader

Ancient Future is the first and longest running musical organization dedicated exclusively to the mission of creating world fusion music. The term was coined by bandleader Matthew Montfort in 1978 to describe Ancient Future’s unusual blend of musical traditions from around the world. Billboard calls the group “trendsetters” for their early contributions to the movement, which seeks to show how people from different cultures can grow by learning from each other.

Saturday, November 20, 2010, 8:00pm

Areon Flutes

Areon Flutes, a professional flute chamber music ensemble, provides audiences a fresh outlook on traditional chamber music. Noted for innovative programming and collaborations, Areon is quickly establishing itself in the US as a premier chamber music ensemble. Areon Flutes features every member of the flute family—from piccolos to bass flutes—along with unique staging, theatrics and choreography.

Saturday, December 4, 2010, 8:00pm

Ken Malucelli & the Prince/SF Singers

Ken Malucelli, award-winning, ASCAP-affiliated composer, presents the Prince/SF Singers in an evening of his sacred choral music and holiday arrangements. His works have been performed by both San Francisco Symphony and Opera Choruses, SF Boys and Girls Choruses, Symphony Silicon Valley Chorale, Pacific Mozart Ensemble, Ragazzi, by various artists abroad, and premiered and recorded by Chanticleer, SF Choral Artists, Phoenix Chamber Choir (Vancouver, BC) and his Merrie Olde Christmas Carolers, the world's largest costumed caroling organization.

Saturday, December 18, 2010, 8:00pm

Polly Moller

Polly Moller is a composer, performer and improviser based in Oakland and the leader of a cast of characters called Reconnaissance Fly. She is a member of the Outsound Presents Board of Directors and a Sequenza21 contributing editor. Her concert will focus on her composed works, improvisation frameworks and sound-art rituals, including Genesis for twelve improvisers, Penelope for solo piccolo, and The Flip Quartet.

Saturday, January 8, 2011, 8:00pm

Agave Baroque

Agave Baroque is a period instrument chamber ensemble dedicated to the diverse and compelling repertoire of the 17th century. Founded in 2007, this energetic young ensemble has received critical acclaim for the imagination, intimacy, & depth of their performances on-stage, on-air, and on-screen. Members of this award-winning young ensemble also play with some of the nation's top baroque orchestras and ensembles, such as Philharmonia Baroque, American Bach Soloists, Musica Angelica, Ensemble Mirable, New Century Chamber Orchestra, and the Los Angeles Master Chorale.

Saturday, January 22, 2011, 8:00pm

Grex

  • Karl A.D. Evangelista, guitar, vox, etc.
  • Margaret Rei Scampavia, keys, winds, vox, etc.
    • with special guests
    • Jordan Glenn, drums
    • Jason Hoopes, bass
    • Cory Wright, reeds

Grex was formed in and around the Mills College music axis, emphasizing cross-idiomatic conceits and melding elements of disparate sources--free jazz, early minimalism, impressionist music, garage rock, electroacoustic improvisation, folk balladry--into something stark and eldritch. The duo will be premiering new group arrangements for the occasion.

Saturday, February 5, 2011, 8:00pm

Donna Lerew

  • Donna Lerew, violin
  • Louise Milota, piano

The Masterpiece Concert features two of the most famous sonatas by Beethoven and Franck. The program also includes works for each of the instruments, a Solo Sonata for violin by Hindemith and a charming collection of waltzes for the piano.

Saturday, February 19, 2011, 8:00pm

RTD3

The improvising trio RTD3 has performed in the Bay Area since 2006. Their music is entirely freely improvised, relying on a rapport seasoned over the many years the three musicians have performed together in various groups since the mid-1980’s. RTD3 continually explores new sonic possibilities, but with a refined sense of interaction and phrasing, often utilizing quiet and subtle nuances.

Saturday, March 5, 2011, 8:00pm

Glenn Staller

Specializing in Classical and numerous regional musical styles guitarist Glenn Staller has performed as a soloist and with ensembles for 29 years, working with renowned vocalists, instrumentalists, and dancers. His performance will include works by composers Scarlatti, Turina, Albeniz, Piazzolla, Villa-Lobos and others.

Saturday, March 19, 2011, 8:00pm

AlmaNova

  • Jessica Pierce, flute
  • Almer Imamovic, guitar

The award-winning ensemble AlmaNova is an innovative flute and guitar duo presenting an eclectic program of chamber music, elevating the flute and guitar ensemble to the highest level of virtuosity and artistry. Their live performances are filled with energy and passion.

“…graceful, intuitively choreographed display of seamless connection.”Fresno Beehive

Saturday, April 2, 2011, 8:00pm

McGuinness/Pankonin/Garner

Experience the premiere of a brand new song cycle! Join these Bay Area favorites in a program of 20th and 21st century music, including the premiere of Chanson für Morgen, a new work by well-known, expressive San Francisco composer David Garner, on texts by the witty and evocative Polish-German-Jewish poet Mascha Kaleko, sponsored in part by the East Bay Community Foundation.

Saturday, April 16, 2011, 8:00pm

Yuri Liberzon

Born in Russia and now a Bay Area resident, guitarist Yuri Liberzon is an extraordinary talent recognized by professionals, critics and audiences around the world. Mr. Liberzon’s performance career has taken him to stages of many prestigious venues in the Middle East, Europe and America. Mr. Liberzon's concert will include works a large range of composers: Russians Vassiliev and Rudnev, Spaniards Jose and Turina, American Jarrett, Hungarian Mertz, and German Weiss.

Saturday, May 7, 2011, 8:00pm

Jannie Lo

A native San Franciscan, Ms. Jannie Lo recently relocated back to the Bay Area after studies at the Peabody Conservatory of Music and abroad in Germany. Her program will include works of Beethoven, Chopin and Scriabin.

Saturday, May 21, 2011, 8:00pm

Ai Goldsmith & Miles Graber

  • Ai Goldsmith, flute
  • Miles Graber, piano

These well-known Bay Area performers present a program of hybrid music combining the flavors and aesthetics of Japan and Europe. Composers will include Kosaku Yamada, Eugene Bozza, Yuko Uebayashi, Yoshiko Noda, Naohiko Kai and Toru Takemitsu.

Saturday, June 4, 2011, 8:00pm

StringCircle

With its players collectively steeped in a brew of the period instrument world and the world of grand opera, StringCircle is a stylistic cross-over quartet, redefining performance practice. The quartet's repertoire ranges from the 17th century to the 20th. This program will include music of Purcell; the first quartet of the Poet of Music, Robert Schumann, and Opus 132, Beethoven's most free-form quartet.

Saturday, June 18, 2011, 8:00pm

A Tribute to Alec Wilder

  • Heidi Wilcox, violin
  • Farley Pearce, 'cello & contrabass
  • Diane Grubbe, flute
  • Frank Johnson, piano
  •     and more

As a generous, all-encompassing, prolific and pure artist, few can compare with the American composer Alec Wilder (1907-1980), heralded for his jazz and popular song, chamber music, orchestral and stage works.

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