Trinity Alps Chamber Music Festival Presents: Winter Residency with the Friction Quartet, Jan 3-10

The newest offering from the Trinity Alps Chamber Music Festival is the “Winter Residency”, an opportunity for established California-based ensembles. The first group to be selected for this program is San Francisco’s Friction Quartet. This award-winning young group is known for their genre-bending performances that highlight both classical masterpieces and adventurous contemporary music.

Friction Quartet, recipient of the 2012 Berkeley Piano Club Emerging Artist Award, has established a reputation for edgy programming and exhilarating performance of contemporary string quartets. Through artistic collaboration in varied mediums, the commissioning of new works, crossing into non-classical genres, adding movement to performances, and incorporating mixed medias, Friction Quartet creates a progressive and inviting concert atmosphere that attracts audiences of all ages and interests. Community improvement and education are crucial elements to Friction’s work; free public performance and outreach in under-served communities and schools builds and sustains a vibrant culture, while broadening future audiences of classical music.

Friction has commissioned new works from Ian Dicke, Gabriella Smith, and Daniel Felsenfeld among many others. 2013-14 events include an installation of music and dance with Dan Becker and Garrett-Moulton Productions, Healdsburg, CA’s Brave New Music series, and Friction’s New York City debut at The Firehouse Space.

Wednesday, January 8, 7:00pm
Hyampom Community Hall
Hyampom, CA

Thursday, January 8, 7:00pm
Trinity Alps Performing Arts Center
Weaverville, CA

Friday, January 10, 7:30pm
Old City Hall
Redding CA

Stephen Feigenbaum – Strange Dances
Claude Debussy – String Quartet in G Minor, Op. 10 (1893)
Dmitri Shostakovich – Piano Quintet in G Minor, Op. 57 (1940)

Admission is free and open to the public!
Suggested donations will benefit the 2014 season of the Trinity Alps Chamber Music Festival

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