This groupmuse happened on Sunday, March 20, at 2:00 PM PDT.

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Music at The Century Club: Conversations and Variations

Music at The Century Club: Conversations and Variations

Cathedral Hill, SF

Sun, March 20, 2022 2:00 PM, PDT

COVID-19 protocols at this groupmuse

The COVID-19 protocols for this groupmuse apply to all performers/hosts as well as attendees.

Drinking policy
No alcohol at this groupmuse
ADA access
Not accessible


Ian Scarfe Superhost
Andrea Thurber Co-host
Kyle Schmolze Co-host
Mary Lindeblad-Fry Safety Guardian

The Trinity Alps Chamber Music Festival kicks off the return of live music at The Century Club of California.

Join us for a concert that captures the intimacy of living-room concerts in the elegant space of a turn-of-the-century ballroom. Violist Paula Karolak and pianist Ian Scarfe perform Benjamin Britten's Lachrymae, a work that blends Renaissance antiquity with 20th-century modernism. Scarfe will join cellist James Jaffe for music of Beethoven, the first composer to bring the cello into the conversation, when it comes to chamber music. The strings will offer a 2012 work by Caroline Shaw, limestone & felt, and then the three musicians will come together in an arrangement of the Trio in A Minor by Johannes Brahms.

The Century Club is a historic women's club that has been a place for music and culture in San Francisco since the 1890s. The musicians will utilize the Julia Morgan enhanced ballroom in several different ways for this concert. The smaller works will be held in the center of the floor, with the audience surrounding, for a casual and intimate look at the conversations taking place. The larger works will move to different areas of the room, culminating in a dramatic performance that will utilize the main stage in the room as well.


Trinity Alps Chamber Music Festival

Ludwig van Beethoven - Cello Sonata Op. 69
Benjamin Britten - Lachrymae
Caroline Shaw - limestone & felt (2012)
Johannes Brahms - Trio in A Minor, Op. 114


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Ian Scarfe, 2 months ago

What a great way to kick off a series of musical soirees at the Century Club! Thank you to everyone for making it a wonderful afternoon.
-Ian and the other musicians


Deborah Boyd
Susan Sweeney
Nandan Joshi
Janice Conomos
Owen Erickson
Candice Walker
Jeraldine Palazzi
Judith Marx Golub
Rosalyn Plotzker
Aaron Cooper
Catherine Burns
Jennifer Matthews
Nailia Menne
Prudy Noon
Ranveig Elvebakk
Connie Philipp
Laura Jane Young
Thomas P Hall
Danny Corona
Tane Bechtold
Renee Williams
May Allam
Chuck Thurber
David Gimpelevich
Michael Kreutzer