VALLEY OF THE MOON MUSIC FESTIVAL

SONOMA, CALIFORNIA

July 14 - 29, 2018

VIENNA IN TRANSITION:
FROM THE ENLIGHTENMENT TO THE DAWN OF MODERNISM 


at Hanna Center Auditorium


The soul of great music in the heart of the valley


 

CLASSICAL CHAMBER MUSIC

ON PERIOD INSTRUMENTS

Eric Zivian, Music Director

Tanya Tomkins, Artistic Director

Valley of the Moon Music Festival brings the unique sound of Classical and Romantic chamber music on period instruments to audiences in Sonoma and beyond, and expands the horizons of up-and-coming chamber musicians in our Apprenticeship Program.

An international roster of leaders in the field of historical performance who specialize in performance on period instruments. They are on faculties of institutions including Juilliard, the Paris Conservatory, and the San Francisco Conservatory.

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A rare opportunity for advanced students to study this repertoire in depth on period instruments, playing alongside and under the direction of some of the world’s experts in historic performance practice.

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The Festival's fourth season explores some of the most influential music composed in Vienna: from a lesser-known Oboe Quartet by Vanhal (1771), through the chamber music of Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert, all the way to Schoenberg’s Second String Quartet (1908). 

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WATCH OUR COLLABORATION WITH VOICES OF MUSIC

from the 2017 summer festival

LISTEN TO HIGHLIGHTS

from the 2016 summer festival

 
 

Repeat Performances: "...A more intimate and responsive sound ...
{the} instruments came together in harmonies that simply melted."  

 

2018 APPRENTICE PROGRAM

2017 FESTIVAL APPRENTICES

Beethoven Violin Sonata No 1 in D Major Opus 12

Sonoma's Valley of the Moon Music Festival is unique in the world as the only festival focusing exclusively on chamber music from Haydn to Brahms on period instruments, the instruments for which the music was written. The core part of the Festival's Mission is its Apprenticeship Program. Now in its fourth year, the program is dedicated to the education and promotion of the emerging generation of chamber musicians by offering them a two-week intensive immersion experience with daily coaching, performance opportunities and collaboration with some of the world’s leading experts in the field.

 

The Valley of the Moon Music Festival is delighted to co-sponsor this unique competition. See complete details here.

Congratulations to Christian De Luca 

 

 SUPPORT

THE MUSIC

DONATE / VOLUNTEER

Join the Valley of the Moon community to grow a thriving chamber music culture. Your contribution matters. Volunteer opportunities abound, and financial donations keep the music flowing year round.

  • help keep our Apprentice Program tuition-free
  • continue to bring international guest artists and dedicated faculty to perform and teach our Apprentices
  • volunteer to pour wine, usher a concert, host a musician

    Email us to discuss your interests: admin@valleyofthemoonmusicfestival.org

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THANK YOU TO OUR GENEROUS SPONSORS

Their delicious wines lift our spirits, their nutritious foods keep us hale and hearty, their beautiful spaces bring us together, and their talents make it all possible.

HANNA CENTER

COUNTY OF SONOMA —
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

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