Each ensemble rehearses minimally, while still getting to perform multiple concerts. At every other rehearsal, students will hear a master class from professional musicians within each ensembles focus. Tri-State Ensembles offers many small ensembles students can audition for including trumpet, advanced jazz combo, clarinet choir, woodwind quintet and a pop/rock. This program is not limited to ensembles, however, and offers a beginning and an advanced music theory class for students who may not have access to such programs through their schools. Each theory class meets only twice per month from January-May and online registration is available at http://www.tristateensembles.com .
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The Trinity Alps Chamber Players present two performances in San Francisco
As part of the effort to raise funds for the new season, Scarfe has persuaded three of those colleagues to perform with him on a California tour as the Trinity Alps Chamber Music Players. Those colleagues are clarinetist Sacha Rattle, violinist Edwin Huizinga, and cellist Charles Akert. They form the ensemble that Olivier Messiaen had in mind when he composed his Quatour pour la fin du temps (quartet for the end of time), a composition that Scarfe has previously performed frequently with his Nonsemble 6 colleagues. Messiaens quartet will be the major work on the program that the Trinity Alps Chamber Music Players have prepared for their California tour. Rattle will also be featured in two trio performances, one from the nineteenth century (Johannes Brahms Opus 114 in A minor) with Akert and Scarfe and the other from the twentieth (Darius Milhauds Opus 157b suite) with Huizinga and Scarfe.
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