Trinity Alps "Spring Classics"

Tuesday, May 31, 2016 8:33 PM Edited: Tuesday, May 31, 2016 8:40 PM

The Trinity Alps Chamber Music Festival celebrated its sixth annual Spring Classics event by welcoming back cellist Charles Akert, a founding member of the festival, for a series of concerts. Joined by pianist Ian Scarfe and bassist Jacob Johnson, Charles performed a program that highlighted the low and lower instruments of the string family. Audiences enjoyed music of Bach, Grieg, Bottesini, and Frank Bridge, as well as Maurice Ravel's exotic impressionist suite for piano "Le Tombeau de Couperin".

In keeping with the festival's 2016 theme of exploring works from Beethoven's late period, the concerts concluded with deaf Ludwig's "Cello Sonata in C Major, Op. 102, No. 1". A tightly wound work that seems to explode with drama one moment and float into serene meditation the next, this gave audiences a real inside look into Beethoven's attempts to redefine what "classical" music could do.

These three programs in Hyampom, Weaverville, and Redding earned rave reviews from concert-goers, and also served to help raising funding to support the coming Sixth Annual Summer Chamber Music Festival.

Special thanks to all our sponsors, especially The Cafe at Indian Creek and the Arttus Ranch in Douglas City, Jacob Johnson and Karla Avila in Hyampom, the Trinity Players in Weaverville, the Savory Spoon Pilgrim Congregational Church in Redding, and these special donors:


Beethoven ($1000+)

Prudence Woods

Christine Garvey


Mozart ($500+)

Trinity Trust

Humboldt Area Foundation

James and Lynn Weddell

Tane Bechtold

Scott Valley Bank

Coast Central Credit Union

Jacob Johnson and Karla Avila

Lagunitas Brewing Company

Brahms ($200+)

Robin Jana Erickson

James and Marilyn Holly Bernath

Don and Celeste Flasher

Chauncey and Emily DiLaura

Elizabeth Hays

Patricia Crow

Joseph and Suzan Neil


Bach ($100+)

Law Offices of Michael Cogan

Randall Walker

Sue Asbill

Ray Vandiest

K.R. and B. Calkins

Bach ($100+)

Richard and Sandra Morris

Ted Meigs Jr.

Tracy and Jennifer Owen

R.J. And M.P. Murray

Ruth Meigs

Ryrd Lochtie

Cecilia Green

Jim and Carla French

Gary Cozart

Chris and Denise Akert

Hannah Addario-Berry

Lee and Cindy Stavenhagen

James and Angenett Taft

Vivaldi ($50+)

Jean Weese

Linda Nelson

Rolayne Bashaw

Pat and Lindy McCaslin

Carolyn Girimonte

Cathleen Ledford

Jerry and Susan Cousins

Randall Walker

Nancy and Allen Vincent

Noelle Roget

William and Marcia Hartman

Randi Greenspan

Ann Corrin

Judith Bentley

Brad Archer

Robert and Janet Mountjoy

James and Marilyn Holly Bernath