Robert Howard and Friends
Acclaimed cellists Tanya Tomkins and Robert Howard join forces with guitarist/lutenist Richard Savino for a diverse exploration of this unique string trio. The program will explore the breadth of Baroque styles, from the intricacies of French ornamentation, through the stark contrast of the Italians, landing with the unrivaled structural mastery of J.S. Bach. Additional Works by M. Marais, E. Cervetto.
The Polish-American pianist, acclaimed for his poetic sense of romantic music and moving performances, will present the works of F. Chopin and I. Paderewski as well as his own compositions. In his program, Dr. Binienda will present the historical background of F. Chopin’s works and discuss the impact of F. Chopin’s genius on the subsequent generations of musicians.
Tango Scholar and Pianist
Experience the captivating beauty of tango music like never before with Kacey Link, a pianist and scholar who brings her extensive knowledge and passion to her performance. With a program featuring classic and contemporary tango pieces, Link's virtuosic playing will take you on a journey to the heart of Buenos Aires, the birthplace of the tango. Her unique perspective and authentic interpretation of the music will leave you feeling inspired and moved.
The Noyo Consort
The Noyo Consort is Don Benham, and pianist Jason Kirkman, together with various guest musicians. This season Don and Jason are joined by Scott Macomber, trumpet, Meredith Brown, horn, and Sharon Lee Kim, piano, for a brass and piano extravaganza. Pieces for various combinations of the four instruments will complete what promises to be a captivating program.
The Vipisa Trio
The Vipisa Trio is a Violin, Piano, and Saxophone trio featuring faculty and staff from Cal Poly Humboldt: Virginia Ryder, saxophone; Cindy Moyer, violin; and John Chernoff, piano. Their program will include the most famous piece written for this instrumentation, Cantilène et danse by M. Eychenne, as well as new music composed for the Vipisa Trio by J. Chernoff and D. da Silva.
The Cayanan Duo Ensemble
Long time friends and chamber partners Alison Lee, piano, and William Cayanan, cello, from the Bay Area, but both with national and international repute, will present a program of “B’s and Beyond”, playing works by L. van Beethoven, J. Brahms, W. Bolcom, and more. The duo is excited to perform pieces spanning the long partnership of cello and piano chamber music.
The Opus Chamber Music Series was founded in 1988 by members of Symphony of the Redwoods to provide local and visiting musicians opportunities for small-group performances and to enhance the cultural climate of the Coastal Mendocino Community.
Mendocino Presbyterian Church