VIENNA IN TRANSITION :
From the Enlightenment to the Dawn of Modernism

July 14 - 29, 2018


Hanna Center Auditorium, Sonoma

FESTIVAL EVENTS 2018

Saturday July 14 Festival Founders' Opening Celebration

Sunday July 15 Moonlight in Vienna
Pre-concert lecture by Nicholas Mathew

Saturday July 21 Vienna Transformed
Pre-concert lecture by Thomas Laqueur

Sunday July 22 The Innovators

Saturday July 28 The Kinsky Palace

Sunday July 29 
11 AM 
Morning Concert: The Viennese Coffee House

2:30 PM Lecture: Conversations with Kate –- The Paradox of Progress

4 PM Festival Finale: Brahms the Progressive


This summer the Festival will explore 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). We are also pleased to introduce the new Blattner Lecture Series, featuring a fantastic lineup of star lecturers to take you through this Viennese musical journey.

Enjoy a picnic on the patio of the Hanna Boys Center before attending a concert, and stay to enjoy a glass of wine while mingling with the artists afterwards. Each reception will feature a different local winery pouring their finest for you to taste.

SINGLE TICKETS

General: $45

Age 35 and under: $25

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

Groups of 6 or more: 15% discount

No service fees

PACKAGES

2+ Concert Package: 10% Discount

6 Concert Package: 15% Discount

Packages do not include the Festival Founders' Opening Celebration on July 14.

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.

FESTIVAL FOUNDERS'
OPENING CELEBRATION


SATURDAY, JULY 14

The Festival Founders' Opening Celebration is an intimate house concert, followed by a reception with the artists.

Wines provided by Kivelstadt Cellars.


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

Sadie Glass, horn
Elizabeth Blumenstock, violin

Toma Iliev, viola I

Kati Kyme, viola II

Tanya Tomkins, cello

Eric Zivian, fortepiano

OPENING CONCERT:

MOONLIGHT IN VIENNA


SUNDAY, JULY 15, 4 PM

3pm pre-concert lecture by Professor Nicholas Mathew, Music History, UC Berkeley**

Beethoven Moonlight Sonata
Vanhal Oboe Quartet
Mozart G minor Viola Quintet

Reception featuring wines from 
Idell Family Vineyards

Marc Schachman, oboe
Elizabeth Blumenstock, violin
Carla Moore, violin
Kati Kyme, viola
Toma Iliev, viola
William Skeen, cello

Tanya Tomkins, cello
Eric Zivian, fortepiano

VIENNA TRANSFORMED


SATURDAY, JULY 21, 4 PM

3pm pre-concert lecture by Thomas W. Laqueur, Helen Fawcett Distinguished Professor Emeritus, UC Berkeley**

Mozart Violin Sonata
Brahms and other songs
Vocal duets
Schoenberg String Quartet no. 2

Reception featuring wine partner TBA

Kyle Stegall, tenor
Nikki Einfeld, soprano
Elizabeth Blumenstock,
violin

Sarah Bleile, violin
Anna Presler, violin
Phyllis Kamrin, viola
Tanya Tomkins,
cello

Eric Zivian, fortepiano

THE INNOVATORS


SUNDAY, JULY 22, 4 PM

Haydn Trio
Schubert 4 hands
Schumann Piano Quartet

Reception featuring wine partner TBA

Elizabeth Blumenstock, violin
Tanya Tomkins, cello
Eric Zivian, 
fortepiano
Jeffrey LaDeur, fortepiano
Apprentices TBA*

THE KINSKY PALACE


SATURDAY, JULY 28, 4 PM

Beethoven Violin Sonata
Clarinet Quartet
Beethoven Quintet for Piano and Winds

Reception featuring wine partner TBA

Monica Huggett, violin
Eric Hoeprich, clarinet
Rachell Wong, violin
Andrew Gonzalez, viola
Marc Schachman, oboe
Sadie Glass, natural horn
Kate van Orden, bassoon
Tanya Tomkins, cello

Eric Zivian, fortepiano
Apprentices TBA*

MORNING CONCERT:
THE VIENNESE COFFEE HOUSE


SUNDAY, JULY 29, 11 AM

Schubert Octet

Featuring coffee from Barking Dog Roasters and Viennese pastries

Monica Huggett, violin
Eric Hoeprich, clarinet
Sadie Glass, natural horn
Kate van Orden, bassoon
Liana Bérubé, viola

Tanya Tomkins, cello
Anthony Manzo, double bass

Apprentices TBA*

CONVERSATIONS WITH KATE:
THE PARADOX OF PROGRESS


SUNDAY, JULY 29, 2:30 PM

Lecture and discussion with Kate van Orden, bassoonist and Harvard University's Dwight P. Robinson Jr. Professor of Music.**

In 1933, Arnold Schoenberg gave a provocative talk titled “Brahms the Progressive” in which he decried stereotypes of Brahms as conservative. Beginning with some historical background and a riff on Schoenberg, Kate van Orden leads a conversation with VMMF musicians about the challenges of performing fin-de-siècle repertoire in period style, what early instruments add to the experience of Schubert, Brahms, and Schoenberg, and the value of musical progress itself. 

FESTIVAL FINALE:
BRAHMS THE PROGRESSIVE


SUNDAY, JULY 29, 4 PM

Schubert Sonatina
Schoenberg Verklärte Nacht
Brahms G minor Piano Quartet

Reception featuring Bar None's Canyon Old Vine Zinfandel, and other wine partner TBA

Owen Dalby, violin
Rachell Wong, violin
Andrew Gonzalez, viola
Tanya Tomkins, cello
Eric Zivian, fortepiano
Apprentices TBA*

Programs and artists subject to change

*2018 Apprentice

**The Blattner Lecture Series

FESTIVAL ARTISTS