This summer the Festival will celebrate our 5th season in Sonoma with a tribute to the extraordinary Salonnières of the 19th Century. These six women, the “influencers” of their day, had a huge impact on the careers of the great performers and composers of their time.
World-renowned violinist Rachel Barton Pine will join us on our second weekend of concerts (July 20 and 21) in music by Franck and Chausson. Other highlights will include Stravinsky's classic Three Pieces for String Quartet, and music by Mozart, Schumann, and Brahms.
We will also be presenting the second annual Blattner Lecture Series, featuring a new lineup of star lecturers who will explore the social and musical context of the 19th-century salon. More details about the concert programs and lectures, including lecture dates and times, will be coming soon.
Sip wine and enjoy the Sonoma vista while mingling with the artists on the patio after concerts. Each reception features a different local winery pouring their finest for you to taste. And feel free to picnic on the patio before concerts. That's where our musicians enjoy lunch!
Enjoy a delightful dinner at Valley of the Moon Winery's Madrone Estate, just five minutes away, on July 14, 20, or 21. Our musicians will welcome you there with a special brief performance.