SCHUMANN'S WORLD:
HIS MUSIC AND THE MUSIC HE LOVED –
BACH, BEETHOVEN, CHOPIN AND OTHERS

July 15 - 30, 2017


Hanna Center, Sonoma

FESTIVAL EVENTS 2017

Saturday July 15 Festival Founders' Circle Private Concert

Sunday July 16 Opening Concert: “Deserving of a Laurel Crown”
(with KDFC's Rik Malone)

Saturday July 22: “Hats Off, Gentlemen—A Genius!”

Sunday July 23 “Fair Queen of My Heart”

Saturday July 29 “The Grandeur of the Noblest Things”

Sunday July 30 Morning Concert: “Only Genius Entirely Understands Genius”

Sunday July 30 Conversations with Kate: Schumann—“The Composer as Journalist” Lecture & Lunch

Sunday July 30 Festival Finale: “The Age of Bravura”


This year the Festival celebrates the world of Robert Schumann, juxtaposing the composer’s own compositions with chamber works by composers he idolized and championed. Schumann was a brilliant composer and an influential critic who wrote with passion and humor about the struggles and ecstasies of his contemporaries and musical precursors. By performing on period instruments with attention to historical practices, our musicians aspire to present Mozart’s Clarinet Quintet or Chopin’s Cello Sonata as Schumann might have heard these works during his lifetime.

Enjoy a picnic on the patio of the Hanna Boys Center before attending a concert, and stay for a complimentary glass of wine while mingling with the artists afterwards. Each reception will feature a different local winery pouring their finest for you to taste! We will also have special appearances by KDFC’s Rik Malone and Harvard musicologist
Kate van Orden.

SINGLE TICKETS

General: $45

Under Age 30: $22.50

Early Bird by May 31: $5 discount
(single ticket orders only)

Groups of 6 or more: 15% discount

No service fees

SUBSCRIPTIONS

6 Concert Package: 15% Discount​

Packages do not include the Festival Founders' Circle Concert.
Tickets for the lecture + lunch on July 30th available separately.

Buy tickets in person at
our favorite book store in Sonoma Square 

Readers' Books
130 E Napa St, Sonoma

Tickets also available at the door.

FOUNDERS' CIRCLE CONCERT at the 

HISTORIC SPRECKELS MANSION
of SONOMA


SATURDAY, JULY 15

The Festival Founders' Circle Concert is an intimate house concert, followed by Gala Reception with the artists.
Wines provided by Kivelstadt Cellars.


by invitation only and for donors of $1,000+

Elizabeth Blumenstock, violin

Holly Piccoli, violin

Liana Bérubé, viola

Tanya Tomkins, cello

Eric Zivian, fortepiano

OPENING CONCERT:

"DESERVING OF A LAUREL CROWN"


SUNDAY, JULY 16, 4 PM

Mozart Quintet in A major for
Clarinet and Strings
Pieces for clarinet and fortepiano by Schumann, Rossini and Gade
Songs for soprano by Chopin, Schumann, and Gade

Post-concert discussion with
KDFC’s Rik Malone

Featuring Bar None's Canyon Old Vine Zin and Beltane Ranch Sauvignon Blanc at the reception

Eric Hoeprich, clarinet
Nikki Einfeld, soprano
Elizabeth Blumenstock, violin

Holly Piccoli, violin
Carla Moore, viola

Tanya Tomkins, cello
Eric Zivian, fortepiano
Jennifer Lee*, fortepiano

"HATS OFF, GENTLEMEN–A GENIUS!"


SATURDAY, JULY 22, 4 PM

Songs and arias by Schumann
and Chopin
Bach’s Chaconne for solo violin
Keyboard works by Bach, Chopin
and Liszt

Featuring wines from Buena Vista Winery at the reception

Elizabeth Blumenstock, violin

Kyle Stegall, tenor

Tanya Tomkins, cello

Eric Zivian, fortepiano

Jeffrey LaDeur, fortepiano

"FAIR QUEEN OF MY HEART"


SUNDAY, JULY 23, 4 PM

Mozart Piano Quartet in E flat
Songs by Robert and Clara Schumann, Fanny Mendelssohn, and Liszt

featuring wines from Idell Family Vineyards at the reception

Kyle Stegall, tenor
Eric Zivian, 
fortepiano
Maria Romero*, violin
Andrew Gonzalez*, viola

Ana Kim*, cello

Jennifer Lee*fortepiano

"THE GRANDEUR OF THE NOBLEST THINGS"


SATURDAY, JULY 29, 4 PM

Schubert Trio in E flat
Beethoven Violin Sonata
Brahms Sextet in G Major

Featuring McIlroy Cellars Chardonnay and Benziger Family Winery Cabernet Sauvignon at the reception

Cynthia Freivogel, violin
Monica Huggett, violin
Maria Romero*, violin

Rachell Wong*, violin
Andrew Gonzalez*, viola
Carla Moore, viola
Ana Kim*, cello
Tanya Tomkins, cello
Jennifer Lee*, 
fortepiano
Eric Zivian, fortepiano

MORNING CONCERT: "ONLY GENIUS ENTIRELY UNDERSTANDS GENIUS"


SUNDAY, JULY 30, 11 AM

Clara Schumann Romances for
Violin and Piano
Schumann String Quartet
Mendelssohn’s Piano Trio in D minor

Cynthia Freivogel, violin

Monica Huggett, violin
Maria Romero*, violin

Rachell Wong*, violin
Andrew Gonzalez*, viola
Ana Kim*, cello

Tanya Tomkins, cello
Jennifer Lee*
fortepiano

Eric Zivian, fortepiano

CONVERSATIONS WITH KATE: SCHUMANN–"THE COMPOSER AS JOURNALIST"


SUNDAY, JULY 30, 1 PM

Enjoy a picnic lunch from Girl and the Fig Restaurant while partaking in a discussion with bassoonist and Harvard Musicologist Kate van Orden.

Robert Schumann wrote passionately throughout his life: editorials, reviews, letters, and personal journals, including a “marriage journal” kept with Clara. This lunchtime conversation explores his favorite musicians, from his fictional friends in the Davidsbündler, sworn to combat philistinism, to Paganini, Chopin, and the up-and-coming Johannes Brahms, who ultimately threatened to steal Clara’s heart. Come discuss the musical genius at the center of this year’s festival with Kate van Orden and festival musicians.

Lunch tickets must be purchased by July 15th. Lecture-only tickets available at door.

Choice of:
* House-roasted turkey sandwich with cheddar, apricot fig chutney, or 
* Roasted portabella mushroom sandwich with goat cheese, roasted red peppers 
Plus orzo pasta salad and chocolate chip cookie

FESTIVAL FINALE:
"THE AGE OF BRAVURA"


SUNDAY, JULY 30, 4 PM

Paganini Caprice No. 24 in A minor
for Solo Violin
Solo keyboard works by Liszt
and Schumann
Brahms Piano Quintet in F minor

Featuring Meadowcroft Wines at the reception

Jennifer Frautschi, violin
Rachell Wong*, violin
Liana Bérubé, viola

Tanya Tomkins, cello
Jeffrey LaDeur, fortepiano
Eric Zivian, fortepiano

*2017 Apprentice