The Trinity Alps Chamber Players in Concert This Sunday

By Malek Sheen on April 22, 2016

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This Sunday, April 24, the Trinity Alps Chamber Players will be performing at Pacific Union College. The concert begins at 4 p.m. in the college’s Paulin Hall Auditorium.

The Trinity Alps Chamber Players is a collective of classically trained musicians dedicated to providing access to exceptional chamber music to younger generations through education and outreach performances. Affiliated with the Trinity Alps Chamber Music Festival, an organization founded in 2011 by pianist Ian Scarfe, the TACP tours across Northern California and has presented over 100 free public concerts and visited dozens of schools for educational outreach performances. The troupe includes violinist Luke Fatora, cellist James Jaffe, and pianist and group founder, Ian Scarfe.

Fatora is a violinist who received his B.M. in violin performance at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music and served as the conductor of the Summit Community Orchestra before beginning his master’s degree at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.

Jaffe has performed as a cello chamber musician and soloist in venues across the world: music festivals in Italy and Switzerland, appearances in Beijing, and a Canadian quartet tour.

Averaging over 100 performances each year, pianist Scarfe has performed as a soloist, collaborator, and chamber musician throughout the U.S. and Europe, including performances in Austria, Italy, Portugal, and Switzerland. A founding member of the contemporary music group Nonsemble Six, Scarfe is also the founder and director of the Trinity Alps Chamber Music Festival.

The program will feature two works by Beethoven and the debut of Tangos, a piece byAsher Raboy, resident artist of music and assistant department chair at Pacific Union College. This performance will be followed by Beethoven’s Sonata for Violin and Piano, Op. 96. This 35-minute piece was Beethoven’s last completed work for piano and violin.

Before each work, performers will speak of Beethoven’s personal and professional issues at that point in his life, the interplay between the instruments, and the psychological and spiritual situations that became a hallmark of Beethoven’s “late period.”

The Trinity Alps Chamber Music Festival is an economically sponsored affiliate of the Trinity Players, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing the arts to communities around the Northern California. To learn more about programs or to support this deserving organization, visit

Admission to the concert is free; donations are gratefully accepted. Call (707) 965-6303 or visit for more information.