VALLEY OF THE MOON MUSIC FESTIVAL

SONOMA, CALIFORNIA

July 13 - 28, 2019

THE SALON 
The power and influence of women in the 19th century 

at Hanna Center Auditorium


The soul of great music in the heart of the valley

Thanks for a marvelous concert!


FESTIVAL EVENTS 2019

Saturday July 13 Festival Founders' Opening Celebration

Sunday July 14 
Countess von Thun

Estate Dinner at Valley of the Moon Winery

Saturday July 20
Pauline Viardot & the Countess Belgiojoso

Estate Dinner at Valley of the Moon Winery

Sunday July 21 
Winnaretta Singer, Princesse de Polignac

Estate Dinner at Valley of the Moon Winery

Saturday July 27
Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel

Sunday July 28 
11 AM 
Morning Concert: Sarah Levy

4 PM Festival Finale: Clara Schumann


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.


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 
and Vinvista Vineyards


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

Sadie Glass, horn
Tekla Cunningham, violin

Toma Iliev†, viola I

Kati Kyme, viola II

William Skeen, 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
Tekla Cunningham, 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 wines from
Valley of the Moon Winery

Kyle Stegall, tenor
Nikki Einfeld, soprano

Augusta McKay Lodge, violin

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

Eric Zivian, fortepiano

WINERY DINNER


6:30 PM

MADRONE ESTATE

Valley of the Moon Winery Dinner - enjoy a sumptuous dinner prepared by the winery's estate chef. Catch a special performance by our musicians. Immediately following reception.

Menu available here

THE INNOVATORS


SUNDAY, JULY 22, 4 PM

Haydn Trio
Schubert 4 hands
Schumann Piano Quartet

Reception featuring wines from
Valley of the Moon Winery

Augusta McKay Lodge, violin

Susannah Foster*, violin

Lauren Nelson*, viola
Tanya Tomkins, cello

Madeleine Bouissou*, cello
Eric Zivian, fortepiano
Jeffrey LaDeur, fortepiano

Christian De Luca*, fortepiano

WINERY DINNER


6:30 PM

MADRONE ESTATE

Valley of the Moon Winery Dinner - enjoy a sumptuous dinner prepared by the winery's estate chef. Catch a special performance by our musicians. Immediately following reception.

Menu available here

FREE APPRENTICE CONCERT


SATURDAY, JULY 28, 2:30 PM

Mozart String Quartet No. 15
in D Minor, K, 421


Allegro moderato
Andante
Menuetto and Trio. Allegretto
Allegretto ma non troppo

Sarah Bleile*, violin
Susannah Foster*, violin
Lauren Nelson*, viola
Madeleine Bouissou*, cello


THE KINSKY PALACE


SATURDAY, JULY 28, 4 PM

Beethoven Violin Sonata
Hummel Clarinet Quartet
Beethoven Quintet for Piano and Winds

Reception featuring wines from
Buena Vista Winery

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
Christian De Luca*, fortepiano

MORNING CONCERT:
THE VIENNESE COFFEE HOUSE


SUNDAY, JULY 29, 11 AM

Schubert Sonatina in G minor for violin and piano
Schubert Octet


With coffee from Barking Dog Roasters and Viennese-style pastries
from Simply Strudels

Monica Huggett, violin
Sarah Bleile*, violin
Susannah Foster*, violin
Eric Hoeprich, clarinet
Sadie Glass, natural horn
Kate van Orden, bassoon
Liana Bérubé, viola

Tanya Tomkins, cello
Anthony Manzo, double bass
Christian De Luca*, fortepiano

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

Brahms Sonatensatz
Schoenberg Verklärte Nacht
Brahms G minor Piano Quartet

Reception featuring Bar None's Canyon Old Vine Zinfandel, and Spann Vineyards Viognier

Owen Dalby, violin
Rachell Wong†, violin
Andrew Gonzalez†, viola
Lauren Nelson*, viola

Tanya Tomkins, cello
Madeleine Bouissou*, cello
Jeffrey LaDeur, fortepiano
Eric Zivian, fortepiano

Programs and artists subject to change            †Apprentice Laureate       **The Blattner Lecture Series

FACULTY ARTISTS

FESTIVAL ARTISTS

Here are some of our 2019 Artists - more will be announced soon.

APPRENTICES