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    Community Conversations Presents "A Midwinter's Night" Classical Concert with Pianist Ian Scarfe

    When: Tuesday, 1/26/2021 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Where: Online


    OFJCC Palo Alto JCCPianist Ian Scarfe brings his signature style of performance highlighted by entertaining and engaging discussion, with a program celebrating the long nights of winter.

    The musical selections will include all types of "night music", from the romantic nocturnes of Chopin, Grieg and others, to music of dreams as well as odes to the moon such as Claude Debussy's famous "Clair de Lune". Scarfe will take the audience on a guided tour of these musical works, presenting brief discussions of the history and context of the music, as well as specific examples of what to listen for during a performance.

    Ian Scarfe is a concert pianist who has enjoyed a long career as a performer. He has toured in Europe and the United States regularly as a soloist, and as a member of several ensembles, including the Zurich Beethoven Trio and the Vinifera Trio.

    He is a graduate of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, where he currently teaches, and is also faculty and guest artist of the Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival in Alaska, and Festival Rolland in Burgundy, France.

    A well-known collaborative pianist, he has worked with hundreds of wonderful musicians from around the world. He is the founder and director of the Trinity Alps Chamber Music Festival, now in its 10th season, and runs several Bay Area concert series.

    Ian balances an impressive career as an impresario, organizing over a hundred concerts around the world each year. This has continued during the pandemic crisis, as Ian has worked hard to refocus his musical career on recording and broadcasting music.

    He currently presents an incredible variety of musicians and musical programs for online programming, both publicly through his Trinity Alps Festival, and privately, for numerous organizations, music clubs and even Zoom birthday parties. You can find his recordings online on YouTube or at his website, www.ianscarfe.com and learn more about his upcoming events at www.TrinityAlpsCMF.org.

    The program is free but requires registration to get the Zoom link.

    This program is underwritten by Tanya Geyman, Martin Katz and Gabriele Loosen. Senior Programs are made possible in part by generous contributions from the John R. Schwabacher Family, Diane and Jon Claerbout in memory of their beloved son Jos, as well as the Jewish Community Federation & Endowment Fund. We are grateful for their generous support.


    Tuesday, January 26
    1:00–2:00 PM
    Online via Zoom
    Free with registration
    Contact: Michelle Rosengaus | [email protected]


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