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Midweek Musical Matinee: Musical Excursions with Chopin & Others

Wednesday, November 8, 2023 @ 1:00 pm2:00 pm

Osher Marin JCC
200 North San Pedro Road
San Rafael, CA 94903 United States
Come join us for a live, in-person concert filled with beautiful music and interesting insights. Seating is limited; get your ticket today!

Midweek Musical Matinee: Musical Excursions with Chopin & Others

Wednesday, November 8


In-Person at the Osher Marin JCC, 200 N. San Pedro Road (San Rafael, CA)

Pianist Ian Scarfe, the founder and director of the Trinity Alps Chamber Music Festival, makes a rare North-State appearance as a soloist. This program will take the audience on a musical journey, exploring the great works and influences of the master Romantic composer Frederic Chopin.

Musical selections will include Chopin’s Barcarolle, Bolero, and selected Preludes, as well as other works by J.S. Bach, Isaac Albeniz, Enrique Granados, and more.

The musical adventures will take us from the roots of this Polish composer, to his many years spent living in Paris, to his vacation-gone-wrong in Mallorca and his vacation-that-never-was in Venice.

Save! Get “Early Bird” by purchasing online by Nov 7th.

Music Lovers Unite: Coffee & Chat

Join us before and/or stay after for a complimentary coffee & cookies reception to connect with other music lovers.

  • 12:15pm – Pre-Reception
  • 1:00-2:00pm – Concert
  • 2:00pm – Post-Reception

About Ian Scarfe

Ian Scarfe enjoys a wide ranging career as a concert pianist, an organizer of large-scale musical happenings, and as an advocate for the arts. He is the founder and director of the Trinity Alps Chamber Music Festival, founded in 2011, and balances his dedicated regional work in Northern California with an international career. He holds degrees in musical performance from Willamette University and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and has done years of postgraduate work at both institutions.

As a performer he is equally comfortable as a soloist, recital partner, or in the mix of small or large ensembles. He consistently appears in more than 100 concerts per year, which take him across the United States and Europe. He collaborates regularly with a cast of dozens of professional string players, woodwind players, singers, and orchestras. He is a founding member of several ensembles, including Nonsemble Six, the Vinifera Trio, and the Zurich Beethoven Trio.

Though he enjoys fantastic musical technique and command at the piano, he is perhaps better known for his thoughtful, humorous, and charismatic stage presence. His presentation from the stage ranges from sharing the history of the music being performed, giving specific listening guides about great masterpieces of music, and inviting his audience “behind the scenes” with anecdotes and snapshots of how professional musicians manage the challenges of the works being performed.

Tickets & Notes:

“Early Bird” Ticket: $12.50; available only online through Nov 7th.

“Regular” Ticket: $20; available only in-person at the Front Desk of the Osher Marin JCC until the performance begins.

All tickets are non-refundable & non-exchangeable.

Midweek Musical Matinees are created and offered by the Osher Marin JCC‘s (San Rafael, CA) Kurland Center for Adult Learning & Living.

ALL ARE WELCOME to join in our activities! JCC members, non-members, those who live near or far, people of all backgrounds, faiths, ethnicities, hair styles, fashion choices, chocolate preferences, etc. “The more the merrier!”


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