Trinity Alps Chamber Music Performers at Morris Graves Museum of Art

Trinity Alps Chamber Music Festival presents:

A Pair of Spontaneous Spring Concerts


Friday, April 19th, 7:00pm

Hyampom Community Hall

Hyampom, CA 96046


Saturday, April 20th, 2:00pm

Morris Graves Museum of Art

636 F Street

Eureka, CA 95501


Performing string quartets by Joseph Haydn, Sergei Prokofiev, and Caroline Shaw.


                The Trinity Alps Chamber Players is a touring organization that brings professional classical musicians from around the world to present concerts in Northern California and Oregon. Founded in 2011, the group has presented over 200 free public concerts, featured dozens of musicians from across the United States, Canada, and Europe, and produced annual educational programs for youth and rural schools.

                This month they will return to their “home venue” of Hyampom, California where their retreat site is located, and the Morris Graves Museum in Eureka, California, always a treat for both the eyes and ears.

                This program will feature violinists Ellen McGehee and Ellen Flanagan, joined once again by violist Christina Simpson and cellist Charles Akert, who never get confused which violinist they are talking to during rehearsal.

                The program spans the full history of the string quartet.  Joseph Haydn’s Opus 77 No 2 is the last quartet completed by the great master that is credited with defining the genre.  Sergei Prokofiev’s String Quartet number 2, written 142 years later, speaks to the classical forms Haydn established through the lens of 20th century Karbadian folk music. Finally, Caroline Shaw’s Entr’acte, which is inspired by the Haydn quartet’s minuet movement, takes that classical form and brings us to the present day, concluding our whirlwind tour of the string quartet sound.

                The musicians will spend some time presenting the history and context of this music and the composers, and sharing little bits of advice on details to listen for, and a behind-the-scenes look at how this music was put together.         

                The program is free and open to the public, but all are encouraged to make a donation to support this deserving organization.


Morris Graves Museum of Art | 636 F Street, Eureka, CA 95501 | 707.442.0278 |

Saturday, April 20, 2019 - 2:00pm