Now in its fifth season, the Trinity Alps Chamber Music Festival will bring two dozen musicians from all over the world to Northern California during the months of July and August for special artistic retreats, youth outreach at local summer camps, and of course the highly popular series of free chamber music concerts.
This Independence Day Weekend, the Trinity Alps Chamber Music Festival will present the first program of the 2015 Summer Festival, “American Classics”, featuring music by Samuel Barber, Lou Harrison, Benny Goodman, Miles Davis, Antonin Dvorak, and festival musician Alisa Rose. Performances will be Friday, July 3 at 7:00pm in Hyampom, Saturday, July 4 at 7:00pm in Weaverville, and Sunday, July 5 at 2:00pm in Redding.
What better way to celebrate America's holiday than with a program of American music, both contemporary and classical? This concert will feature a world-premiere of the work “Lands End” by violinist and festival musician Alisa Rose. She writes about the work: “Lands End is about traversing the Lands End trail in San Francisco. In Lands End I incorporated some of rhythmic bowings of American old-time fiddling to describe my physical feeling of traversing the trail - the buoyancy of walking down the dirt path, the different gaits of one’s feet ascending or descending stairs, as well as pauses to overlook at the waves breaking far below or to look upward at the birds circling. The music also seeks to capture the emotional feeling of this path that leaves from an urban setting and quickly takes one somewhere that feels natural and untamed.”
The program will also feature the “Quartet Set” by California composer Lou Harrison, a work that showcases the composers synthesis ancient, modern, eastern, and western influences to produce novel effects and a moving experience. Born in Oregon, Lou Harrison spent the majority of his life living in California's San Francisco and Santa Cruz areas. He was a longtime teacher of California musicians, and an influential figure in California music.